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Inside Gentrification Pundit Spike Lee's UES Home, Now $28.5M

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Hot on the heels of reports that he might be moving out, director/self-appointed gentrification analyzer Spike Lee has switched brokers and chopped the price on his ridiculously fancy Upper East Side townhouse. Once asking $32 million with Sotheby's, 153 East 63rd Street just re-entered the market with Brown Harris Stevens' townhouse expert Paula Del Nunzio for a mere $28.5 million. The 7,000-square-foot house has five bedrooms, five bathrooms, and a glorious central courtyard. But perhaps more impressive is its celeb-studded provenance: he bought it from Jasper Johns in 1998 for $16.6 million, and the history extends back to the heiress for whom it was built.

· Listing: 153 East 63rd Street [BHS via StreetEasy]
· Step Inside Spike Lee's Historic Townhouse, Listed For $32M [Curbed]
· Spike Lee Wants $32M For UES Home With Celeb-Studded Past [Curbed]
· All 153 East 63rd Street coverage [Curbed]