Amy Schumer is moving to Brooklyn! At least that’s what the 2013 Emmy-winning comedian, actress and writer implied when chatting with the Wall Street Journal about her decision to sell her beloved Upper West Side penthouse. She and her husband, chef Chris Fischer, want to be closer to her son’s school, she told the Journal. “It’s pretty obvious where we are going. If you leave this borough, what borough do people usually move to? It’s not rocket science.” The Oscars host, whose new show, “Life & Beth,” recently premiered on Hulu, is known for her stand-up as well as movies like “Trainwreck” and “I Feel Pretty.”
Back in 2016, Schumer paid $12.15 million for the the 4,500-square-foot, full-floor penthouse, which also includes a roof terrace. Atop a landmarked Beaux-Arts prewar building, the five-bedroom, six-bathroom condo is listed by Adam Modlin of Modlin Group LLC at $15 million.
It’s easy to see why the listing refers to the unit as a “garden in the sky,” as not only are the rooms filled with greenery, the 3,000 square feet of wraparound terraces are also brimming with plants. The 360-degree views are spectacular, and include the Hudson River, the George Washington Bridge, and much of Manhattan.
The vast main living space is anchored by a custom stone and glass gas fireplace. Eleven-foot-high bi-fold glass doors can be opened up for fresh air, and angled skylights douse the 900-square-foot space with tons of natural light. Nearby is a family sized kitchen with a breakfast bar, wine fridge, and lots of cabinets painted a trendy shade of teal. There is also a media room and a powder room on this level. A curved, wrought-iron staircase leads up to the roof terrace, which is outfitted with a gas line that allows for the installation for a rooftop outdoor kitchen.
Bedrooms are clustered in their own wing that also includes a laundry room. The primary suite offers its own terrace and river views, while its en-suite boasts a six-foot soaking tub with white Macauba quartzite accents, a separate steam shower with Dolamitchi marble walls, and a radiant-heated marble floor. There’s also enough closet space for any Hollywood star. All four guest bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms and ample closet space, and two of them have direct access to the terrace.
Also included in the purchase is a deeded parking spot in the building’s on-site garage, a coveted feature to be sure, as well as a large storage area. Additional amenities for the building, which overlooks Riverside Park, include a full-time doorman, a bike room, and a live-in superintendent.
They may be headed to Brooklyn, but contrary to some reports, the Schumer-Fischers are not, it seems, planning to split their time in California. Earlier this year there were rumors the couple were in the process of buying a $12.5 million home that’s right across the street from the residence of Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom, in celeb-packed Montecito. However, the feisty comedian denied the reports on Instagram, and the property in question remains for sale on the open market.