Annie Leibovitz’s Former Upper East Side Apartment Hits the Market

An Upper East Side apartment once belonging to famed portrait photographer Annie Leibovitz arrived on the market this week, and as would be expected, it has stunning natural light. The property, which was converted into a condominium in the years since the famed photographer moved out, consists of both Leibovitz’s former Apartment 3CD as well as what used to be Apartment 3E. A space of rare scale and serenity for Manhattan and steeped in artistic allure, the spread asks $2.99 million.

Spanning 3,042 square feet and including 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms, Unit 3CDE enjoys a flexible layout as a result of the combination of apartments years prior. It can easily be transformed into something new entirely at little expense since the condo comes with front and back wings, 2 entries, and a second fully-functional kitchen. Such a floor plan enables endless possibilities, not limited to private living alongside additional rental income, a guest suite, or even live-in in-laws.

All of this versatility complements palpable creative energy, present since Leibovitz owned it. The photographer parted ways with the residence in 1992 shortly after becoming the first woman to hold an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC. With huge windows where light floods in and the sky’s changes are on full display, it’s no wonder a photographer was draw to this airy spread.

The property’s current owner, who has lived at the address for nearly twenty years, is only selling to accommodate a move abroad.  It was thoroughly cherished, with the seller stating, “Had I stayed in New York, this would have been my home for the rest of my life. It feels like being in the city and in the country at the same time.”

David Mayer of Compass has the listing.