UES Brownstone Once Home to Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds Lists for $11.5M
Before the bright lights brought them to the side-by-side Los Angeles homes where they lived out their years, mother-daughter duo Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher lived at this home in New York City. Located at 154 East 74th Street, the Upper East Side townhouse was owned by Reynolds during the 1970s, according to the NY Post. Raised there as well, director Todd Fisher—brother of Carrie and son of Debbie—even wrote about the property in a chapter of his book. Holding a special piece of their legacy and family life, the home is now available to buy for $11.5 million.
The 4,275-square-foot property counts 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. That spaciousness is not limited to the indoors—from the entry on the ground floor, one can see the backyard in the rear. Also on the ground floor, with cork flooring and sound insulation, is a fully sound-proofed media room worthy of the grandest of Star Wars marathons. Perhaps a double feature with Singin’ in the Rain?
According to Fisher’s book, he and his sister and mother always enjoyed movie time together. “It was a family tradition we continued for the rest of Mom’s and Carrie’s lives, and to this day I can’t watch a movie unless there’s plenty of popcorn with real melted butter on hand.” Fisher also recalls that Carrie’s bedroom was on the top floor.
Ripe for a new owner’s own memories, the circa-1910 home is full of light and lovely architectural details. A staircase, lit by a skylight at the very top level, winds all the way up and down the building’s four floors.
Steve Halpern of Compass holds the Upper East Side listing.