Jimmy Fallon, host of “The Tonight Show,” is hosting the sale of his New York City apartment. He and his wife, Nancy Juvonen, have listed their delightful, multilevel digs for $15 million, with Jeremy Stein and Debbie Korb of Sotheby’s International Realty-Downtown Manhattan Brokerage.
But a peek into the six-bedroom Manhattan abode he’s now selling shows that this space is just as charming.
According to earlier reports, Fallon snapped up a series of four different apartments in the Gramercy Park building in the early 2000s. In time, he had the units combined into a sprawling, 4,950-square-foot residence.
The remarkable renovation resulted in a three-floor unit atop the southwest corner of the historic, landmarked building.
A fifth apartment Fallon owns that’s said to be used as a private office is not included in the sale. Having spent more time outside the city lately, the family has decided to let go of this longtime home and become “commuters,” realtor.com® can confirm.
Eye-catching features of the totally renovated space include delightful artwork, colorful wallpaper prints, immense amounts of storage, and a hidden kids’ playroom.
Juvonen, a film producer, is the eye—and brain—behind the unique design. She worked on some areas with designers, but it’s principally her own work.
“I like to sketch every space and create a purpose for it, then start piecing it together from the sketch,” she responded through a representative.
She said she tapped the artist Marie McNicholas to paint “the secret room under the stairs, all of the stairwell portraits/murals/paintings, constellation nook, and turret ceiling of the tree nook in the master bedroom.”
The transformation pays homage to the original elements of the building, including restored window frames and casings, hardwood floors, and an eye-popping collection of the owners’ vintage and antique finds from around the world.
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You enter on the seventh floor into an entry foyer, which leads to the living room, papered in rare vintage wallpaper from the 1940s and paneled in artfully placed wood-planking. The room includes an in-ceiling projector for movie nights.
The eat-in kitchen is the heart of the home and boasts views over Gramercy Park, state-of-the-art home appliances, and custom cabinetry.
It also has a gas fireplace surrounded by vintage tile and includes space for a dining table as well as bar seating. A massive pantry is adjacent, decorated with custom touches.
Under the stairwell hides a secret kids’ playroom. The stairs, which also feature an array of artful murals and paintings, connect all three floors.
On the home’s eighth floor, the Saloon Room features a custom-designed wet bar, a bar shelf with inlaid stained glass, plenty of seating for entertaining, and a gas fireplace with stone hearth.
Up on the ninth floor, the highest floor of the building, sits the primary suite and the private wing of the home. The retreat is naturally lit, thanks to newly installed skylights. Highlights include a gas fireplace, wet bar with fridge, custom built-in massage bed, and tree-inspired seating area.
The space also features walk-in closets and a bathroom with dual vanities, a steam shower, and an entirely separate room with soaking tub. The remaining bedrooms and bathrooms are spread over all three floors, and one bedroom is currently used as a gym.
Built in 1883, the white-glove, full-service co-op building was the home of the movie stars James Cagney and Margaret Hamilton, the Wicked Witch of the West from the movie “The Wizard of Oz.” Overlooking Gramercy Park, the red-brick building with 45 units on nine floors has been billed as the city’s “first cooperative.”
Fallon has hosted “The Tonight Show” since 2014. He co-hosted “Weekend Update” on the the sketch-comedy show “Saturday Night Live,” as a key cast member from 1998 through 2004. As an actor, he starred in movies such as “Fever Pitch,” produced by his wife, who co-owns the production company Flower Films with Drew Barrymore. Juvonen has produced hits like “Music and Lyrics,” “Charlie’s Angels,” and “Never Been Kissed.”