Photography Courtesy of David Paler
In a moment of shocking coincidence considering I watched Funny Girl
for the first time the night prior to writing this, an Upper West Side duplex
which Barbra Streisand called home for 30 years has returned to the market. Located atop the Ardsley, an architectural staple of the Art Deco style, and overlooking Central Park, the apartment is on the market for only the second time since Barbra forfeited the keys in 2002, this time asking $11.25 million.The luxurious home spans 3,670-square-feet with four bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, and a separate wing for kids. Additional amenities include multiple zoned central AC, irrigated terraces, a 450 bottle wine cellar, 27 all new windows, seven terrace doors, a fitness center, a children's playroom, two bike rooms, a lending library, a private elevator, which leads to a large, gallery, wood burning fireplaces in the living room, library, and master bedroom, stunning NYC views in all directions, and a beautiful flow of space that's suitable for easily entertaining over 100 people.Iconic New York City architect Emory Roth designed the Ardsley, of which this apartment is half of the cap, in 1931 in the aforementioned Art Deco style. Despite the glamorous implications, some of the apartment’s stylings opt to surprise; a whimsical, storybook kitchen is just one example. Barbara S. Fox and Alexis Hilton Mintz of Fox Residential Group of Fox Residential
have the listing.