Julianna Margulies is ready to scale up. The Good Wife actress and her husband, Keith Lieberthal, have officially put their longtime SoHo apartment on the market for $5.75 million and are now in search of a bigger home to accommodate their family’s needs. Margulies originally purchased the home, comprising two adjoining units, for $2.44 million back in 2004 with the intention of flipping it but decided otherwise after spending time there. (“There’s just this sense of calm here,” she previously told Architectural Digest.)
When the couple had their son, Kieran, they contemplated upgrading to a bigger space but ultimately decided to redesign the home with a family in mind instead. Spanning 2,500 square feet, the apartment includes three bedrooms and three bathrooms (though one bedroom is currently being used as a home office) as well as an open plan living and dining room that is flooded with natural light. Vicente Wolf, the designer who helped Margulies and Lieberthal overhaul their apartment, devised a way to carve distinct dining and living areas out of the open layout. His solution included using a circular vignette that features a crescent-shaped sofa, cocktail table, and lounge chair to make each part of the great room uniquely its own. “For Julianna and Keith, my job was to ensure that the apartment felt entirely new,” he told AD in 2014.
The look and feel of the home is one of warmth and modernity, with a fun juxtaposition of old and new, such as an ornate Indian desk paired with a minimalistic Saarinen Wombchair. “That mixture is what makes a home great years after it’s done,” Wolf said. Much of the woodwork throughout has been painted white to add a sense of airiness and space, and the maple floorboards are now a warm shade of gray. The kitchen, which boasts specially crafted steel shelves suspended above a white center island, is clean-lined and modern with state-of-the-art stainless-steel appliances. The master bedroom features Asian-themed décor and a large walk-in closet, with a prominent Fortuny light fixture hanging above the center of the room and unique grass-cloth walls to add texture. Located in a boutique condo building on Houston Street just around the corner from NYU (Kanye West previously owned a unit in the building), the space also offers stunning Manhattan views from every window. The apartment is a light-filled, custom-decorated homage to the couple’s life together, with items of personal significance thoughtfully incorporated throughout. A light fixture hanging above the dining table, for instance, was made by artist Elizabeth Lyons, one of Margulies’s longtime friends.