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Hallway in a NYC home with french doors, white washed wood floors and Persian rugs

Here is a peek inside the New York City Upper East Side home reported to be owned by filmmaker/director Spike Lee that is currently on the market for $32 million dollars.

The home located at 153 E. 63rd and it is known as the Hatch House…constructed from stables back in the early 1900s.  The home was gifted to the first owners by the Vanderbilt family and famed burlesque dancer Gypsy Lee Rose is said to have owned it for 3 decades.  Spike Lee bought it in the 1990’s for $16 million and is now selling it for twice as much.

The 8200+ square foot home is made up of two buildings surrounding a courtyard.  It features 5 bedrooms, 8 baths, staff quarters and a gym.

This property is listed by Sotheby’s Serena Boardman.

Living room in a NYC home with white sofa, Persian rugs, herringbone wood floor and marble fireplace
Den in NYC home with white dueling sofas, Persian rugs and herringbone wood floor
Exterior of a NYC home
Floor plan of a NYC home
Outdoor patio of a NYC home

It has been reported that the home was owned by famed modern artist Jasper Johns too!  Lots of famous names it seems have lived under this roof.

What do you think?  Would you take it or leave it?  I like the house.  Love the arched windows and the long walkways connecting the two buildings.  I also love the idea of having my own private courtyard right in the middle of New York City.  I’d take it!

Happy Wednesday!


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  1. This is GORGEOUS. Who wouldn’t take it. And the decor, while a little generic, is so much better than what you see in most of these places. Very nice, Mr Lee. I wonder why he’s selling…

  2. I love when there is a home interior as well as the floor plan. It makes me understand each space and function so much more. Love to look of this home. A bit too formal for my taste but I can enjoy the overall look just the same

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