Actress Uma Thurman has listed her lovely Gramercy Park co-op, which comes with a coveted key to the private park, for $6.25 million. In an exclusive with the New York Times, Thurman details her relationship to the apartment and the building. "It has a lot of sentimental value," she said of the five-bedroom duplex at 1 Lexington Avenue, "but my past will be somebody else’s future."
Thurman has lived in the building, on and off, for the last 15 years. She first settled in a three-bedroom in the building with then-husband Ethan Hawke, before trading up for a different three bedroom in the building in the years after their divorce.
Thurman overhauled that apartment while living in a nearby Greenwich Village townhouse. She initially purchased the duplex three-bedroom for $2.65 million, and added another one-bedroom she purchased for $1.55 million into the fold. It was added in a renovation, and the living area of that apartment became one of two master bedrooms in the apartment and the one that Thurman preferred.
The apartment has an open concept main floor, on which one bedroom and a master is also found. Three additional bedrooms are on the apartment's upper floor. Some old details remain in the apartment, like a tin ceiling in the kitchen, but most of it has been updated with high-end fixtures.
Thurman is finally making the move to the stunning River House co-op she purchased from romance novelist Barbara Taylor Bradford for $10 million in 2013.