Jazz giant Billie Holiday’s onetime NYC home lists for $14M

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Jazz legend Billie Holiday once lived in this Upper West Side townhouse. now on the market for $13.99 million.

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In the renaissance-style house at 26 West 87th Street, “Lady Day” lived until her death at the age of 44 in 1959, and where she reportedly celebrated her last birthday.

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Here she released one of her most famous albums, Lady in Satin, in 1958.

The current owners bought the house for $9.47 million in 2017, far less than its original asking price of $12.95 million in 2015. Then they hired an architect Amy Sachsformerly owned by the architectural bureau Annabelle Selldorf Architects, to carry out a complete reconstruction.

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The six-story, 20-foot-wide townhouse, one block from Central Park, was built in 1910 and no longer has the original porch.

The Renaissance Brownstone boasts 6,300 square feet.
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One of the seven bedrooms of the townhouse.
One of the seven bedrooms of the townhouse.
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The townhouse on West 87th Street has six floors.
The townhouse on West 87th Street has six floors.
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Outdoor patio and garden.
Outdoor patio and garden.
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The residence has a fully equipped kitchen and a bar.
The residence has a fully equipped kitchen and a bar.
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The interior of the dining area of ​​the house.
Dining area in a brownstone house.
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At 6,300 square feet, there are seven bedrooms, six bathrooms, two closets, six fireplace decks, and ceilings 10 to 12 feet high.

Details include a wine cellar, cinema room with fully equipped kitchen and bar, entrance hall, skylight and mahogany doors. The full 1,100-square-foot master bedroom suite includes a walk-in closet, underfloor heated spa tub and library.

The smart-wired home opens into a foyer with a chandelier and herringbone on the floor.

Design details include a host of custom built-in features, a chef’s kitchen, a formal dining room with a domed ceiling, and a bold musician’s wallpaper. Lenny Kravitz. There is also a charming outdoor garden.

Listing Brokers – Famous Broker Kelly Killoren Bensimon and Lynn Mazin of Douglas Elliman.

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