Twinkle-toed stage legend Tommy Tune abandoned his 3BR/3.5BA duplex atop the Upper East Side's Park Regis back in 2006, when he sold it to couple Julia Kim and Stephen Rushmore for a mere $6 million. According to the Observer, they then threw themselves into a massive renovation project?especially Kim, who quit her day job to oversee the overhaul full-time?and it seems to have paid off. The contemporary makeover by John Barman has been featured in the New York Times, a coffee table book, and a Neiman Marcus photo shoot. And in this totally cheesy video tour set to elevator music on their broker's website.
So now the couple has put the seven-room penthouse, with its Macassar-wood wet bar and Chihuly-inspired chandelier of Murano glass?oh, and its 1,450 square feet of wraparound terrace and dazzling city views?on the market for $14 million, which, if it gets its ask, will net them more than $8M. Not too shabby a flip, eh? Naturally, the roundup of furnishings and fixtures here on the 32nd/33rd floor of 50 East 89th Street reads like a laundry list of famous designers, or so recounts the brokerbabble. Note that there are two separate walk-in closets-cum-dressing rooms off the master bedroom, so shopaholics better give these listing photos a particularly close look.
What happened to Tommy Tune anyway, after he left this penthouse behind? Why, he bought another! But then, a scant few years after moving downtown, Tune put a Park Avenue South penthouse loft with lots of outdoor space on the market, so we can guess that he (and his dog) just loved those terraces but needed to keep a-movin'.
· Official listing: 50 East 89th Street #PHC [Bond New York via Streeteasy]
· Turn On, Tune In, Drop $14 M. On an UES Penthouse [NYO]
· Celebrity Real Estate coverage [Curbed]