In 2002, Jimmy Fallon, The Tonight Show host purchased a one-bedroom apartment on the seventh floor of New York’s first cooperative building in Gramercy Park. A few years later he bought another apartment on the same floor of the building to expand his already existing space. Following his marriage to Nancy Juvonen in 2007, the couple signed up for two more units located on the eighth and ninth floors. The result is an expansive three-story home replete with whimsical furnishings, accessories, and artwork the couple has gathered over the course of their travels.
Having made the decision to move permanently to their second home on Long Island, their Gramercy Park penthouse is now on the market. The apartment is truly a reflection of the personalities of the owners with its themed rooms, decades-spanning décor, and the artwork lining the walls of just about every space. The cozy and colorful triplex has six bedrooms, five bathrooms and is nearly 5,000 square feet. The apartment is accessed on the seventh floor where a foyer leads to a spacious living room outfitted with vintage wallpaper. This level also includes an eat-in kitchen, two bedrooms, and two baths, a private office, and a laundry room.
A custom-crafted staircase connects the entry-level to the eighth floor, which houses the intimate entertaining area that the couple refers to as the “Saloon Room.” Complete with a fully equipped wet bar, the lounge also features a gas fireplace with a stone hearth, as well as restored hardwoods that date back to 1883. Also on this floor are two additional bedrooms and a spacious full bath. On the top floor, the light-filled primary suite includes a woodland-inspired sitting area. While the eclectic nature of the home may not appeal to all buyers, it remains true to the tastes of the owners. As Juvonen states, “My design rule is that as soon as someone tells me what something is supposed to be, I start going in the opposite direction.”
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