If you’re looking to purchase the old residence of jazz legend Billie Holiday, you just missed your chance.
Holiday’s swanky Upper West Side brownstone, where she lived before her death in 1959, has finally found a buyer. The historic 26 West 87th Street home, located only a few steps from Central Park, was originally listed in 2015 for $12.5 million.
After the sellers struggled to find a buyer, the property listing was transferred to Million Dollar Listing’s Ryan Serhant last fall. Serhant lowered the unit’s price to $9.99 million and featured the Lady Day’s brownstone on a recent episode of his show. After negotiations, the magnificent 6,300-square-foot, 7-bedroom, 6-bathroom property sold for $9.5 million.
The recently renovated brownstone greets visitors with its restored mahogany-walled foyer, which features a large chandelier. The unit also boasts new white oak flooring with mahogany and maple details through the interior. The kitchen is oak- and marble-clad, and contains modern high-end appliances, with a walk-in wine cellar.
Next to the kitchen is the grand sitting room, which brings you back to the golden age of 1950s jazz with its original, ornate wood paneling and center fireplace.
Perhaps the most stunning part of the 6-floor unit is the third floor, which is completely reserved for the 1,100-square-foot master suite. The master suite features a large walk-in closet, private library with a fireplace, and a restored bathroom with dual vanity sinks, a large soaking tub, and separate walk-in shower. There are also two bedrooms on the fourth floor and three on the fifth.