The glorious six-storey townhouse owned by Runway editor Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada is up for sale. And, for those interested, the price tag is only $40.8 million (US $27.5 million).
The real estate agency, Modlin Group, describes the 12,000-square foot upper east side townhouse as “one of the finest single family homes in all of Manhattan”.
It also comes with that elusive ‘Meryl Streep was here’ factor, which is surely worth something, right?
Located at 129 East 73rd Street, the townhouse is a glorious historic building dates back to 1907, but was renovated in 2005—the same year The Devil Wears Prada was filmed.
Featuring neo-Italian Renaissance-style limestone and marble on the exterior, this luxe-listing screams ‘old money’ before you even step through the door.
Then there’s the staircase…
Connecting six storeys, the blue-carpeted winding staircase is a central feature of the stunning home (and its appearance in the blockbuster film).
Over its many floors, one can find seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms and even a small library with a view of 73rd street.
In The Devil Wear’s Prada, we only see a glimpse of the entrance foyer (including the multiple tables with flowers) and a portion of the upstairs “parlour”.
“On the parlour floor, the stately living room sits at the top of the spiral staircase and is bathed in southern light with three arched French doors and ceiling heights up to 12 feet,” the listing describes. “The room is flanked by a wall of custom, floor-to-ceiling neoclassical bookshelves and two large fireplaces.”
Not too shabby for the editor of Runway.
The home boasts all the luxuries one can expect of a $40 million townhouse, plus a few extras.
The top floor is occupied by the an indoor basketball court, plus a terrace with a jacuzzi. Just imagine the view from that hot tub…
After receiving strict instructions from her fellow assistant Emily (Emily Blunt)—“You do not talk to anyone. You do not look at anyone. This is of the utmost importance: You must be invisible”—Andy enters the upper east side townhouse, ascends the (phenomenal) winding staircase and finds Miranda fighting with her husband in their very lavish living room.
As you can see from the pics, most of the home’s styling was kept in the film, with the blue rugs and furniture remaining in place.