Seller: Kelsey Grammer
Location: New York City, NY
Size: 3,076 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms
Your mama’s notes: A New York City apartment with sweeping views over the Hudson River and owned by Kelsey Grammer has come available, as was first noted by the property gossips at The Wall Street Journal, with an asking price of $9.75 million. Property records show the generously windowed condo was purchased by the Emmy, Golden Globe, and Tony winning actor through a corporate entity in November 2010 for $6.4 million.
Online marketing materials for the apartment, on a high floor of a curvaceous and dramatically articulated 23-story architectural tour-de-force designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel at the western edge of the once gritty now decidedly uppity and art gallery lined West Chelsea neighborhood, has three en suite bedrooms and a total of 3.5 bathrooms in 3,0760-square-feet. The roomy corner living room spans nearly 450-square-feet with well-equipped wet bar and head on view of the Empire State Building; the over-sized dining room is plenty large enough to accommodate a grand piano plus a small sitting area in front of a fireplace; and the kitchen features a sizable center island with five-seat snack bar, extra thick slabs of solid surface quartz counter tops on sleek, minimalist hardware-free snow-white cabinetry, and a costly array of name-brand appliances. There are elegantly high 11-foot ceilings, almost white terrazzo floors, and a comprehensive home automation system that controls, among other things, motorized shades that roll down to shield the mostly west-facing aerie from the retina burning scorch of the late afternoon sun.
Residents of the building, who shell out knee buckling monthly common charges — for the Grammer condo they ring up to $6,258 per month not counting the $2,659 in monthly real estate taxes according to marketing materials, have access to a myriad of creature comforts like 24/7 doorman and concierge services, on-site parking, private screening room, 70-foot-long indoor/outdoor swimming pool, and a complete fitness center with sauna and steam room. A representative of Mister Grammer told The Wall Street Journal that the 61-year-old stage and screen veteran, best known for his portrayal of persnickety psychiatrist Frasier Crane on the syndicated sitcoms “Cheers” and “Frasier” and currently the star of the Amazon drama “The Last Tycoon,” has decided to dump the apartment because it’s become a bit small for his family that includes half of a dozen children including two young ones with his current and substantially younger fourth wife, former flight attendant Kayte (Walsh) Grammar, to whom he’s been married since early 2011.
Mister Grammer, a property gossip column staple if there ever was one, has bought and sold handfuls of multi-million dollar homes all across the United State including but not limited to: a 7,225-square-foot sprawler that backs up to a golf course in a prestigious gated community in Kailua, HI, that was sold in early 2014 for $10.2 million; an approximately 8,500-square-foot rustic-luxe ski chalet in Avon, CO, acquired in May 2002 for $5.35 million sold in September 2013 for $6.6 million; and a spacious Spanish Colonial stunner in the Flats of Beverly Hills that was scooped up in April 2012 for $6.5 and, after it was floated as luxury lease at $30,000 per month, quickly sold in April 2013 for $6.643 million. Currently the veteran star of stage and screen owns a plush, 10,567-square-foot, quasi-English Country mansion in the ritzy Holmby Hills area of Los Angeles that he purchased with his third wife, former “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” cast member Camille Grammer, in June 2007 for $13.7 million and has had on and off the market multiple times including in 2008 when it popped up for sale at $19.9 million as well as in the spring of 2013 when it was last listed on the open market at $14.995 million. Our research indicates Mister Grammer also maintains a magnificently scenic and somewhat remote country spread of around 200 acres near the tiny and charming town of Margaretville in Upstate New York that includes a couple of houses and several additional outbuildings, swimming pool, tennis court, and a couple of ponds.