In New York City, every apartment has a story. The highlight of this glamorous Midtown pad’s past may be that Anne Hathaway rented it with ex-boyfriend Raffaello Follieri until he was sentenced to prison for fraud in 2008. Back then they dropped $37,000/month to call it home, according to 6sqft
, and as soon as you lay eyes on the 7,750-square-foot duplex, its star power in undeniable. Located in the legendary Olympic Towers, designed by Jackie O's second husband Aristotle Onassis, this light-filled spread now awaits someone new to write it’s next chapter for the price of $19.5 million.Since calling this home-for-now with her ex, Hathaway has gotten married, had a child, and moved on to other real estate beauties like the Westport, Connecticut Colonial she recently sold. None may be as outwardly chic as this NYC apartment, however.Floor-to-ceiling glass windows provide endless views that surround you from the 41-foot-long living area to the airy chef’s kitchen to the sumptuous master suite. The mansion in the sky was definitely designed for entertaining and to impress. Cocktail parties at sunset will give way to viewing the city all lit up at night. Surely even Hathaway’s A-list friends and colleagues felt envious if they ever came over, it would be near impossible not to.Furnishings and details are sparse, leaving it as a blank canvas for whoever snags the 5-bedroom, 6.5-bath haven. While white walls and clean lines really let the views shine, it might be refreshing to see some color and pattern shake up the rooms.Right near Rockefeller Center and adjacent to St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the location couldn’t be more central. Shopping, noise, and crowds will almost always be present on this iconic Fifth Ave stretch, but perched in your 46th and 47th floor duplex, you’ll feel like you’re in your own world.John Barbato of Stribling
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