Previously owned by Barbra Streisand, an apartment from the 1920s near to Central Park is currently up for sale. Find out what it is like to live in apartment 3B in the Upper West Side, akin to the unit in “The Mirror Has Two Faces.” Streisand's 11-window three bedroom space is full of glamour.
The home of one of the most popular actresses and singers of the 1970s and 1980s is currently up for grabs. If you are a huge fan of Broadway songs or romantic comedies, check out Barbara Streisand’s home for sale.
The New York residence is located at 505 West End Avenue, NYC. The home is actually in a building in the Upper West Side that features 14 stories. The asking price of the property is $2.895 million.
This is a elegant foyer and lobby with light gray walls, tall coffered ceiling and white marble flooring that makes the dark wooden counter stand out on the far side by the tall windows. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is a bright great room that houses the living room and the dining area under one large ceiling brightened by a row of tall windows. The living room has a large cushioned beige sofa and a gray sofa beside it facing the coffee table. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This angle of the living room shows the dark wooden structure opposite of the large beige sofa that houses the TV. Beside this is the black piano that stands out against the bright walls and ceiling. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is a closer look at the dining area beside the living room. It has a large dark wooden dining table that complements the beige cushions of the surrounding chairs. These are then topped with a charming chandelier hanging from the white ceiling that is illuminated by the tall windows on the far side. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is the galley-style kitchen of the apartment with a rich dark hardwood flooring to contrast the white shaker cabinets and drawers. On the far end is the stainless steel stove-top oven. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This bedroom has a bed that has a gray cushioned headboard making it stand out against the bright wall. The headboard matches well with the gray curtains of the tall windows as well as the gray area rug over the light hardwood flooring. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This angle of the bedroom shows that there is a lovely dresser across from it topped with a row of frames and a decorative spherical lighting that hangs from the white ceiling. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
The bright white housing of the bathtub matches perfectly with the cabinetry of the vanity beside the white porcelain toilet. The bathtub housing is topped with a glass enclosure that serves as the walls of the shower area. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
The toilet in this bathroom is placed at the corner that is topped with wall-mounted frames and a gray floating medicine cabinet. Beside the toilet is the dark wooden vanity that stands out against the light tones of the rest of the bathroom. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This bright and spacious home office has white walls and ceiling that are illuminated by the large window beside the dark desk and work station at the far end. Beside this, is a comfortable large sofa topped with a simple semi-flush mount lighting. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is the iron plate displayed outside the building that commemorates the building’s rich history. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is the street view of the building where the apartment belongs to. It has a classic look to it that immediately lets you know that it has a history. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
Perhaps an even bigger thrill than living in the celebrity Streisand’s former home is the exterior. Right outside of this majestic property is the tree-lined avenues that make ways around Central Park. You are within a runner’s distance of the park, which is a win-win for many New York homeowners interested in an upgrade to their property portfolio.
The property was originally under the care of Sergei Rachmaninoff, a pianist and composer from Russian. He lived here in the 1920s with his family during the Russian Revolution. The apartment was designed by Gaetano Ajello in 1922. The architect was channeling the flamboyant time of the Roaring Twenties also known as the flapper era.
As a result, the Upper West Side apartment features 11 large windows that allow for plenty of bright sunlight to cheer up the space. In addition, there are three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The rooms are restored to their original shine and glory. Copper pipes, crown molding, marble, wainscoting, herringbone, and oak flooring are part of the stately features. The heart and hearth of the home also feature Sub-Zero, Miele, and Wolf appliances.
This brings the space up to the expectations of the contemporary homeowner while maintaining the original feel of the architect’s design. The home comes equipped with bike storage and laundry service. In addition, homeowners have the security of a live-in superintendent to manage any maintenance or service issues.
Rachmaninoff lived in the apartment that was used in a movie by Streisand, apartment unit 3B. This apartment was part of the inspiration and filming location for “The Mirror Has Two Faces.” This was a romantic comedy that Streisand was doing in 1996. The storyline is thought to run along with the history of the apartment itself. After winning many awards for the role and the film, Streisand ended up purchasing the apartment 3B.