If Sarah Palin wants a place in Manhattan to call home and get away from it all, Tina Fey's condo could provide some respite for $2,295,000. But I suppose that would be awkward. Fey and her husband recently put the condo on the market, a year after moving out for bigger digs nearby at another condo on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
There might be some history within the walls of the condo at 500 West End Ave., #2C
, where Fey might have worked on her imitation of Palin
for "Saturday Night Live" sketches.
Or maybe not. The walls don't talk, and only Fey knows for sure. But either way, it's a place where the former vice presidential candidate can kick off her shoes and relax while contemplating her next political move and how Fey will likely make fun of it. After all, it was that kind of comedy that helped Fey buy the condo for $1.9 million
The real estate market must be improving if a celebrity like Fey can sit on an empty condo for a year and then list it for $395,000 more than she paid for it five years ago.
It's unclear if Fey has recently listed the home for sale, or if it has recently sold. The blog the Real Estalker
reports that the condo is for sale, while famecrawler
says the condo may have been sold since the listing was recently removed. A listing
of condos for sale at 500 West End Avenue (below) doesn't list the 2C condo for sale. Palin, or anyone else interested in Fey's old condo, should first check with their New York real estate agent to see if it's still available.
Either way, Fey and family are out and have long since moved into a five-bedroom condo in the same neighborhood that they bought for $3.4 million.
The 500 West End Avenue condo is 1,873 square feet, with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. It's a corner unit that is entered through a 31-foot long entrance gallery that provides access to both the living and dining rooms, which feature blond, herringbone-patterned hardwood floors with a double strip of inlay that runs around the perimeter of the rooms and appears to be mahogany or some other dark wood. The living room, divided from the dining room by a wide set of French doors, has a wood-burning fireplace and near the window a black grand piano.
The windowed eat-in kitchen has beige cabinetry, marble counter tops, stainless-steel appliances and a small office area that appears to have been built into what was once a closet. The condo is equipped with it's own laundry facilities in what was probably once a closet in the staff bedroom.
A short hallway off the entrance gallery leads to a guest bedroom, hall bathroom, and the master bedroom that contains two closets, corner windows and private bathroom.
The average list price for similar homes for sale in the area is $3,189,189 and the average sales price for similar recently sold homes is $2,465,542. The average list price for the Upper West Side in general is $2,027,410.
If Fey's old condo doesn't do it for you, the penthouse
in the building is for sale for $9.9 million. That would take writing a lot of comedy sketches and maybe a few hit movies to afford. Wonder why Fey didn't go for it.
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