From high-profile design commissions to exciting listings, there is always something new happening in the world of real estate. In this roundup, AD PRO has everything you need to know.
On the Market
Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas leave the Upper West Side
Hollywood power duo Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas are putting their Central Park West apartment on the market for a cool $21.5 million.
The luxury New York co-op, listed with Serena Boardman of Sotheby’s, stretches between the north and south corners of the Kenilworth, a 1908 building at West 75th Street designed in the French Second Empire style by Townsend, Steinle and Haskell.
Their top-floor apartment, designed by Thierry Despont, was originally 15 rooms but was reconfigured into nine larger spaces. It offers high ceilings, mahogany pocket doors, twin wood-burning fireplaces, and, as you might expect, spectacular views of Central Park.
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The primary bedroom features two large dressing rooms and an en suite bathroom with a marble bathtub. There are three additional bedrooms, as well as a spacious living room, wood-paneled library, formal dining room, and an eat-in kitchen with a Wolf range and double Traulsen refrigerators.
In addition to Zeta-Jones and Douglas, the Kenilworth—named for the 12th-century English castle—was home for many years to famed Sherlock Holmes actor Basil Rathbone.
The couple also own a 13-acre estate in Irvington, New York; a large house in Zeta-Jones’s hometown of Swansea, Wales; and a 10-bedroom compound on the Spanish island of Mallorca.
A Hamptons architect lists his own home
There’s a special magic when an architect designs their own home—such is the case with Michael Haverland’s East Hampton getaway.
Haverland, who has designed spaces for Calvin Klein and Knoll CEO Andrew Cogan, completed the glass, steel, and stucco showpiece at 73 Cove Hollow Road a little more than 15 years ago, though it has a timeless quality that could make you think it’s from 1960.
He tells AD PRO that designing the 3,800-square-foot compound with his partner, New York Times columnist Philip Galanes, “has been the greatest pleasure of my career as an architect.”
Featured in countless publications and included on the MoMA’s tour of iconic East Hampton homes, it includes three bedrooms, a living room with 12-foot ceilings and glass walls, and a dining room set off with freestanding panels inspired by French design legend Jean Prouvé.
Galanes had ample input on the decor, which they dubbed “Survival Style”—exemplified by antique sinks, tubs, oak doors, and hardware. The house’s steel windows even mirror those in old industrial lofts. The floors are Turkish travertine in the public areas and wide, custom-milled mahogany in the bedrooms.
“We strove to balance the warmth of stucco, mahogany, and chenille draperies with the cool of steel, glass, and travertine,” Haverland says.
The property also enjoys a large manicured front lawn, what Haverland calls a “lush nature preserve in the back,” with a saltwater lap pool and pool house, and art and work sheds offering additional privacy.
“This compound has been our oasis,” Haverland says. He and Galanes rode out the pandemic in the house, but with the dark clouds starting to lift, they’re ready to sell: The compound is listed with Cee Scott Brown of Compass for $5.95 million.