Academy Award-Winning Actress Jessica Chastain Lists Historic New York City Abode for $7.45 Million

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By Jack Wagner

Acclaimed actress Jessica Chastain has listed her meticulously renovated apartment in the historic Osborne complex for $7,450,000. Situated on New York City’s coveted Upper West Side, directly across from Carnegie Hall, the stately residence offers a unique blend of New York City’s Gilded Age charm and modern luxuries.

The Osborne stands as one of New York City’s premier complexes, built in 1855 and expanded in 1906. A creation of stone contractor Thomas Osborne and architect James Ware, the building is a testament to late 19th-century extravagance. The lobby features extraordinarily detailed mosaics and impressive slabs of Italian marble. Residents at The Osborne enjoy full-time doormen, a landscaped roof terrace, a newly renovated gym, and additional storage spaces.

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Once home to composer Adam Guettel, jazz pianist Bobby Short, and conductor Leonard Bernstein, this newly listed residence holds an illustrious ownership legacy. Chastain enlisted the creative expertise of AD 100 designers Carrier and Company to infuse the four-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom home with contemporary comforts while maintaining its Gilded Age details.

The sun-drenched living room showcases restored historical beauty with mahogany paneling, elaborately carved doorways and window frames, a central bay window adorned with Tiffany Studio leaded glass transoms, plaster crown moldings, oak parquet floors, nearly 14-foot ceilings, and one of the residence’s five wood-burning fireplaces. 

Adjacent to the living room is a cozy parlor room featuring a framed oak doorway with pocket doors, period-appropriate hardware, and another wood-burning fireplace.

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Raised paneling and restored original wainscotting elevate the grandeur of the heightened ceilings in the formal living room, dedicated library, and formal dining room. 

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A large eat-in kitchen sits at the center of the residence and includes top-of-the-line appliances, custom cabinetry equipped with a rolling ladder for practicality and aesthetics, and a central island adding a pop of soothing blue among the whitewashed space. 

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The primary bedroom is a romantic haven grounded by another wood-burning fireplace, with a copper soaking tub just outside the ensuite bathroom, complete with water closet, dual sinks, walk-in shower, and built-in vanity. Two additional bedrooms and a full bathroom, all equally designed to the highest degree, complete a full wing of the residence.

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As a lifelong performer, Chastain gained widespread recognition for her role in The Help, which earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Throughout her career, she has starred in and received industry acclaim for her roles in films such as Zero Dark Thirty, Interstellar, The Martian, and Molly’s Game. In 2021, she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her leading role in The Eyes of Tammy Faye, further solidifying her status as one of Hollywood’s most talented and respected actresses.

Represented by Cathy Taub and Ellen Kapit of Sotheby’s International Realty, this New York City gem offers a prime location with historical elegance and modern luxuries.