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That's Rather Hideous

A Broadway producer who's won 21 Tony awards, Hal Prince is a man who knows the stage. But how to stage an Upper East townhouse for a $21 million sale? Not so much. After buying in 2009, he gave his 20-foot-wide home at 48 East 74th Street an eye-peeling total revamp that included "plastering over a fireplace, painting zig-zags on the banisters, obscuring a glorious wall of glass with heavy floor-to-ceiling draperies, and installing bright red rugs, even astroturf." West Side Story (which he's produced) may have a song called "Cool"?but this sure isn't it. [Curbed National]