Veteran stage and screen actor Tony Shalhoub has put his co-operative apartment in a full-service pre-war apartment house on New York’s Upper West Side on the market at $4.5 million, about 20% more than the not quite $4 million tax records show was paid about five and a half years ago.
Married since 1992 to actress Brooke Adams, Shalhoub is one of showbiz’s more decorated denizens, with five Emmys, half a dozen Screen Actors Guild Awards and a Golden Globe, most of them for his roles on the mid-aughts series “Monk” and the current Amazon Prime hit series “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” His collection of industry trophies also includes a 2018 Tony for the critically adored musical, “The Band’s Visit.”
Designed by Emery Roth, completed in 1930 and superbly situated half a block off Central Park and directly across from the Hayden Planetarium at the Museum of Natural History, the handsomely adorned beige-brick building stands 16 stories atop a rusticated limestone base. Known for its generously proportioned apartments, the building’s well-heeled residents pay top dollar — $5,126 a month in the case of Shalhoub’s place — for pampering services and amenities that include a 24-hour doorman, a gorgeous, attended lobby, a health club and children’s playroom.
Updated for modern living and restored with a reverence for original features and details, the classic six-room spread retains its original herringbone pattern parquet in the spacious living room, where steel-trimmed French doors open to a 60-foot-long terrace that spans the full width of the apartment with the original slate pavers and an oblique view of the park. Bathrooms showcase vintage tile; doorknobs and hardware were designed by Roth; the original stainless-steel and glass St. Charles kitchen cabinetry have been restored.
The separate and ample dining room is eclectically appointed with shimmering silver wall coverings, the butler’s pantry includes a washer/dryer, and there’s a huge walk-in cedar closet off the foyer for out-of-season clothing storage. Each of the bedrooms has a double exposure for summertime ventilation, as well as a small, windowed bath; the half-bath is nice to have for when guests come over but its location in the compact kitchen is not, for obvious reasons, ideal.
The listing is being handled by James Foreman at Brown Harris Stevens.
For nearly a quarter century Adams and Shalhoub have maintained a multi-acre spread on Martha’s Vineyard, and they once owned a lovely Mediterranean-style home in the Hancock Park area of Los Angeles that they sold in 2016 for $3.6 million, almost 5.5-times what they paid in 1993, and is now owned by “New Girl” and “The Dropout” creator Liz Meriwether.