Michael Douglas’ career in Hollywood spans an astonishing six decades, with a towering list of accolades that include two Oscars, five Golden Globes and a Primetime Emmy, not to mention the prestigious Cecil B. DeMille Award. And, at 76, the “Wall Street” star seems to have little desire to slow down. He’s recently wrapped up the series “The Kominsky Method,” for which he was nominated for an Emmy for each of its three seasons, he voices the Guy-Am-I character in the acclaimed animated series “Green Eggs and Ham,” based on the 1960 Dr. Seuss book of the same name, and he’s set to portray Ronald Reagan in the upcoming TV miniseries “Reagan & Gorbachev.”
He does, however, along with his Oscar- and Tony-winning actress wife Catherine Zeta-Jones, who most recently popped up in the short-lived television procedural “Prodigal Son,” wish to unload their plush and elegantly proportioned apartment at on New York City’s Upper West Side, as was first ferreted out by the eagle-eyed property gossips at the New York Post, with an appropriately blockbuster asking price of $21.5 million.
Sprawling across the ninth floor of the swanky Kenilworth building, a fetching and opulently embellished 13-story French Second Empire apartment house designed by the architecture firm Townsend, Steinle and Haskell and completed in 1908, the four-bedroom and five-and-a-half-bath co-operative residence measures in at about 5,000 square feet with more than 100-feet of direct frontage on Central Park and sweeping views of the Fifth Avenue and Midtown skylines. Listings held by Serena Boardman of Sotheby’s International Realty show the two-unit combination spread was astutely transformed from its original 15 rooms to just nine by notoriously exacting (and expensive) architect and designer Thierry Despont.