Lena Horne’s former NYC apartment sells for $2.19M
After more than a month on the market, Lena Horne’s former apartment has found a buyer for its listed price.
The late Broadway icon’s former Upper East Side perch traded hands for $2.19 million when it was listed back in October.
The buyer, top Core broker Emily Baer, scooped up the unit after 38 days on the market, public records show. (It entered into contract in late November.)
Baer had no further comment when asked about the purchase.
According to StreetEasy, the generously sized Manhattan unit measures about 2,100 square feet and comes with a monthly maintenance fee of about $6,000.
The Brooklyn-born Horne — who had an illustrious career as both an entertainer and a civil rights activist before passing away in 2010 at the age of 92 — first moved into the building in the early 1980s and lived there until her death. Rahi, the Post previously reported.
The unit was previously a separate one-bedroom and a studio, but Horn combined the two into one spacious space that became her sanctuary.
Horne’s daughter, journalist Gail Buckley, inherited the two-bathroom, fifth-floor residence after Horne’s death — and it was Buckley who put the unit on the market in the fall.
“The apartment features original oak hardwood floors, beamed ceilings, and unique built-ins,” the Corcoran Group listing for the apartment advertised at the time. “There is also a large eat-in kitchen, formal dining room and a spacious 450 [square foot] Primary Bedroom Suite.”
The listing notes that the kitchen was recently updated and includes a separate breakfast nook.
Located one block from Central Park, 23 E. The 74th St. building, known as the Volney, was a historic hotel before being converted into a co-op.
In addition to Horne, comedian Dorothy Parker also once called the building home until she died in 1967.