Actress Uma Thurman is listing her airy Gramercy Park duplex pre-war co-op apartment at 1 Lexington Ave for $6.25 million, reports The New York Times. Robby Browne and Chris Kann of the Corcoran Group and Mipam Thurman (Uma Thurman’s brother) of Compass have the listing.
Thurman has lived in the building for fifteen years; she first moved into a neighboring apartment (7/8A) with her then-husband Ethan Hawke. A year after their divorce, she sold the apartment for $8.6 million, and then bought this unit (8/9CD) for $2.65 million and commenced a three-year renovation. During that time, she lived in a Greenwich Village townhouse she purchased for $9.5 million and sold for $12 million in 2011. Once she was back in 1 Lexington, she realized her new pad was too small for her and her three children, and so she bought the neighboring apartment 8D for $1.55 and combined it into her mega-apartment.
“It was such a cozy place — it really was home for us,” Thurman told the Times.
The apartment has five bedrooms, three and a half (super nice!) bathrooms. The master bathroom was actually modeled after a Turkish bath and has an arched tiled ceiling and heated floors (it used to be the maid’s room). The home also has a 3-by-14-foot terrace with views of the park; 10 foot ceilings throughout; and — perhaps best of all — it comes with a coveted key to the park.
Thurman hasn’t lived in the Gramercy pad since she bought herself a $10 million apartment at the famous co-op River House in 2013, but claims she will miss it: “It has a lot of sentimental value,” she told the Times, “but my past will be somebody else’s future.”