Every once in a while one of the New York City apartments made iconic through film or TV hits the market, giving an answer to that persistent question: But how much would it cost in real life?
While it isn’t quite up there with the Friends apartment (a set) or Blair Waldorf’s penthouse in Gossip Girl ($30 million), the Soho apartment featured prominently in the 1988 Tom Hanks movie Big recently nabbed a buyer, answering that nagging question: $9.75 million.
Sadly, that buyer isn’t Hanx himself. It’s Lip Sync Battle executive producer Casey Patterson, who purchased the apartmentat 85 Grand Street from Daniel Ammann, the chairman of General Motors. The 5,000-square-foot apartment looks predictably more refined these days than in its Big cameos—there’s no trampoline or pinball machine to be found—but its bones remain the same with 14-foot ceilings and 18 glorious wide windows lining the great room.
Architect Andrew Berman was tapped to renovate the apartment under Ammann, and brought it an open layout and updated kitchen. Compass’s Julia Hoagland had the listing and Ann Cutbill Lenane of Douglas Elliman repped the buyer.