Broadway and TV star Linda Lavin is selling her Central Park South apartment for $1.25M

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Linda Lavin and Steve Bakunas (credit: Jean Columbia via Wikipedia)

Linda Lavin, the Tony-award winning actress and star of the sitcom “Alice,” has listed her home at 200 Central Park South for $1.25 million, according to city records.

Lavin and her husband, actor Steven Bakunas, paid $949,000 for the co-op apartment in 2008. It has one bedroom, one bathroom, a large foyer, an updated kitchen and six custom closets. The listing notes that pied a terres are welcome in this building.

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The couple also bought the neighboring apartment, 8M, in 2012 for $975,000, which is also one-bedroom, one and a half bathroom. The New York Times did an at-home profile of Lavin in 2014, where she explained that one of the apartments is used for her “daytime living area and rehearsal space” and the other is “used after dark for watching TV and sleeping.”

“It’s like tenement living,” she told the Times. “We leave the doors open and wave to the neighbors as they walk by. I just don’t cook fish.”

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In 2005, the couple sold a four bedroom, four bathroom apartment at 322 Central Park West for $4.4 million, when they moved to Wilmington, Delaware to found the The Linda Lavin Arts Foundation.

Lavin won a Tony award in 1987 for best performance in a play for her role in “Broadway Bound.” She was nominated five additional times for her work in other plays. She also won two Golden Globe awards for her part in “Alice, ” which ran on CBS from 1979 to 1985.

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  • zeke ledwell

    I love anything relating to Ms. Linda Lavin!! I enjoyed her show as a child and now as an adult I watch it religiously in reruns. She is an excellent leading and character actress. She is also a super talented singer. I would love to see her on the Broadway stage live!! I bet she is wonderful. I studied theatre and music and have done some “pro” work. Out of the people I have admired and met she is one of the few entertainers I always wanted to meet. From what I gather she is also a top pro to work with. She has it together! I’m so glad to see ALICE back on in reruns although Ms. Lavin shines in many other roles as well. It’s not easy for a trained stage actress to transfer their talent to film. She handles both mediums without a hitch! Blessings Ms. Lavin and hope to see more of you in media!!

    • zeke ledwell

      PS…I saw the original article where she also had the unit across the hall to this one she’s selling. Wonder if she is keeping it while she develops her new “roadhouse” restaurant? It would be nice to see her and her husband perform in their new venue. She did a lot for Wilmington too(which is only a few hours from my home in Tn) and I think they still miss her!