If you’re one of those people who’s thought to themselves, “Hey, I would love to be BFFs with Ina Garten and hang out at her house all the time” (and really, who hasn’t?), you could turn that dream into a reality—if you’ve got $2 million to spare, anyway.
The cookbook author and Food Network personality better known as the Barefoot Contessa is selling her Upper East Side pied-à-terre, a beautiful one-bedroom on East 77th Street, according to the New York Post.
Garten and her husband, Jeffrey, bought the place back in 2004, and tasked interior designer Daniel Romualdez with renovating the place. “I wanted it to feel like a refuge — a place for her to curl up and recharge,” the designer told Food Network Magazine in 2014, and that mission was clearly accomplished.
The space has a very Upper East Side vibe—there’s a large double-height living room kitted out with classic furnishings, a wood-burning fireplace, and a comfortable master bedroom—with enough modern touches to make it not feel stuffy. The kitchen, unsurprisingly, is lovely. (Update: Here’s the listing; the floorplan is below.)
So why the change? The Gartens bought a larger Upper East Side pad just a few blocks away last summer, and considering that they also have a home in the Hamptons—and spend plenty of time in Paris—one pied-à-terre was probably enough.
- Listing: 71 East 77th Street #6A [Stribling via StreetEasy]
- If you can foot the bill, chef Contessa selling $2M UES co-op [NYP]