A sun-filled New York City penthouse owned by actress Eve Plumb, known throughout the world as the hilariously put-upon middle sister Jan Brady on “The Brady Bunch,” has been rented for $5,600 per month after first being floated at $6,750 per month. Plumb, who in recent years has popped up on the Hulu series “The Path” and the network crime drama “Blue Bloods,” and her husband, business and technology consultant Ken Pace, purchased the penthouse last year as an investment property for $1.557 million.
There are nine-foot ceilings and Argentine teak hardwood floors throughout the approximately 1,100-square-foot penthouse pad that sits atop an architecturally nondescript full-service post-war building near the United Nations complex on the east side of Midtown Manhattan with two bedrooms, two bathrooms and three terraces. A spacious foyer leads to a combination living and dining room that opens to the largest of the three terraces and the separate kitchen is freshly rehabbed with two-tone brown wood and white lacquer cabinetry and a slender breakfast bar. The secondary bedroom opens to a private balcony and features a full wall of custom built-ins while the master suite, well positioned for maximum privacy at the rear of the unit, has three closets, a private terrace and a windowed en suite bathroom.
Plumb and Pace own at least two other Manhattan apartments including a one-bedroom and one-bathroom co-operative in an Upper West Side high-rise they snapped up in 2013 for about $590,000 as well as a 1,225-square-foot, city-view condominium with two bedrooms, two bathrooms and two balconies on a middle floor of a 31-story tower in an unfashionable section of the Upper East Side they bought in August of 2016 for $1.58 million. The couple previously owned a number of homes in California where in late 2014 they sold a Craftsman-style bungalow for $1.557 million and in 2016 Plumb sold an 850-square-foot two-bedroom and one-bathroom ocean front cottage at the sandy south end of Malibu’s Escondido Beach for $3.9 million that she had purchased, presumably in the name of her parents, in 1969 at the age of 11 for just $55,300.
Listing photos and floor plan: Douglas Elliman