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Jessica Chastain’s Apartment in New York: A Gem of the Gilded Age

Wall Street Journal 05/29/2024

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Jessica Chastain’s Apartment in New York: A Gem of the Gilded Age

Jessica Chastain, the Oscar-winning actress and producer, has recently put her sumptuous Manhattan apartment on the market for $7.45 million.

Located in the famous Osborne Apartments, a historic residential complex south of Central Park, this apartment is a true architectural marvel. Once the residence of the legendary conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein, this three-room, one-bathroom apartment is a dream for design enthusiasts.

The residence, steeped in a rich cultural and artistic past, offers a rare opportunity to live in a space that perfectly blends history with modern luxury. Chastain, known for her exceptional roles and unparalleled talent, has preserved the authenticity and unique character of this apartment while adding a contemporary touch. Future owners will not only have the chance to own a piece of New York history but also to live in an exceptional setting, carefully and thoughtfully renovated.

A Historic Masterpiece


Built in 1885, this apartment stands out for its sophisticated design details that recall America’s golden age. Noteworthy features include rich mahogany woodwork, finely sculpted plaster moldings, and ceilings reaching an impressive height of four meters. These architectural characteristics bestow the apartment with a majesty and grandeur reminiscent of an era when attention to detail and craftsmanship were paramount.

Additionally, this historic apartment includes Tiffany stained glass windows, created by Louis Comfort Tiffany, considered some of the artist’s earliest decorative works. These windows add a touch of elegance and color to the space, filtering natural light in a way that enhances the interior atmosphere. Renovations by the New York design firm Carrier & Co. have skillfully combined modernity with respect for the apartment’s rich past, creating a space that is both functional and aesthetically true to its origins.

Under Chastain's direction, the residence has been beautifully transformed by the renowned design firm Carrier and Company. They managed to retain all the charm of the era, including the mahogany woodwork, sliding doors, and leaded glass transoms from Tiffany studios. The five wood-burning fireplaces add a rare warmth and coziness, while the carved oak door frames showcase exceptional artisanal craftsmanship.

Moreover, the ceiling height increases the sense of space and light. The eat-in kitchen is a harmonious blend of modern functionality and vintage charm, equipped with all the necessary appliances for daily comfort. The copper bathtub, a centerpiece of the bathroom, offers timeless luxury, harking back to times when baths were rituals of relaxation and luxury. The quarter-sawn oak closets add a touch of elegance and durability, ensuring that every detail of the apartment is both aesthetic and practical.

Furthermore, modern amenities do not compromise the historical charm of the place. Renovations were carried out with meticulous attention to detail, respecting the authenticity of historical elements while incorporating contemporary improvements to meet today’s residents' needs. For example, the modern kitchen, while retaining a classic look, is equipped with state-of-the-art technologies and appliances, offering the best of both worlds.

This historic masterpiece is not just a residence but a true work of art where every element tells a story. Future owners will be able to appreciate the richness of its past while enjoying modern comforts, living in a space that transcends time and styles. In summary, this apartment is a perfect example of how the past and present can coexist harmoniously, offering an exceptional and unique living environment.

Sotheby’s International Realty: Excellence in Luxury Real Estate


Represented by Cathy Taub and Ellen Kapit of Sotheby’s International Realty, this exceptional property is showcased by a real estate agency renowned for its expertise in luxury real estate, both in New York and Paris. The agency’s know-how in selling prestigious apartments and luxury properties makes it an undisputed leader in the high-end real estate market.

In addition to the apartment’s exceptional features, the building offers top-notch amenities, including 24/7 concierges, a residential building manager, storage units, a renovated fitness center, and a landscaped rooftop terrace with stunning views of Central Park.

In conclusion, Jessica Chastain’s Manhattan apartment is more than just a residence; it is a beautifully restored and modernized piece of history. With Sotheby’s International Realty’s expertise in luxury real estate, the agency is perfectly positioned to find a buyer who will appreciate this unique fusion of historical charm and modern comfort. Whether you are looking for a designer apartment in Paris’s 16th arrondissement or a luxury château near Versailles, Sotheby’s International Realty is your trusted partner for acquiring prestigious properties.

Paris Ouest Sotheby’s International Realty


For those seeking unparalleled expertise in luxury real estate in Paris, Paris Ouest Sotheby’s International Realty stands out as a high-end real estate agency offering a full range of services.

Specialized in selling prestigious apartments, luxurious villas, historic castles, and exclusive penthouses, our agency is dedicated to meeting the most demanding needs of our international clientele.

With particular attention to detail and personalized service, we offer luxury real estate appraisals and high-end property management for owners concerned with their peace of mind.

Whether you are looking for an apartment with a view of the Seine, a contemporary villa with a pool, a high-end loft, or a prestigious duplex, our experienced team is here to guide you through every step of the process.

With expertise in Paris’s most prestigious neighborhoods, such as the Triangle d'Or, Trocadéro with a view of the Eiffel Tower, or Saint-Germain-des-Prés, we help you find the luxury property of your dreams in the city’s most sought-after locations. Trust Paris Ouest Sotheby’s International Realty to assist you in all your prestigious real estate transactions in Paris and its surroundings.

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