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Debra Messing Buys Big Apple Spread

BUYER: Debra Messing
LOCATION: New York City, NY
PRICE: $5,450,000
SIZE: 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (plus staff room and bath)

YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: Debra Messing has dropped $5.45 million on a full-floor spread in a late-1920s just half a block from Central Park and the Metropolitan Museum of Art on New York City’s Upper East Side. Your Mama guesstimates the co-operative apartment measures around 3,000-square-feet and a few features of note include wood floors, 10-foot ceilings and a private elevator landing that opens to a central gallery. There’s a Juliet balcony and a wood-burning fireplace in the 28-foot-plus long south-facing living room and the adjacent library has built-in bookshelves and entertainment unit. Double doors in the living room lead into a formal dining room with angled corners and a second Juliet balcony.

A black checkerboard detail was painted on the wood floors in the kitchen that includes white Shaker-style cabinetry, mottled black granite counter tops, high-quality stainless steel appliances and three west-facing windows. (We’re just look past that tiled back splash that we can only hope Miz Messing has the good decorative sense to swap out with a design that doesn’t look like a bunch of pickles laid out in a depressing line of x-shapes.)

Floor plans show there are two guest/family bedrooms that share a compact Jack ‘n’ Jill bathroom and a third, significantly smaller bedroom has a bathroom of its own. The master suite, privately situated at the extreme ass end of the apartment, has a private, windowed bathroom with double sinks, a roomy walk-in closet and a dressing room that’s a good bit larger than the smallest of the three guest/family bedrooms.

Listing details and other online resources show gorgeous Art Deco building was designed by noted architect Raymond Hood — he had a hand in the design of Rockefeller Center — and has a part-time doorman and a live in super. The building allows for up to 50% financing, which means Miz Messing had to cough up at least $2.725 million to pass muster with the board, and monthly maintenance charges are listed on digital marketing materials at a whopping $7,881 per month.

Other residents of the dignified 11-unit building include and assortment of financial services sorts as well as former HBO films president Colin Callender who paid $4.7 million for his lower floor apartment in late 2012.

Miz Messing, who recently wrapped up run on the schmaltzy melodrama “Smash” and currently stars on the all but universally panned cop dramedy “Mysteries of Laura,” unloaded the Bel Air estate she once shared with her estranged husband, Aaron Zelman, in February of 2013 for $11.4 million. So the scuttlebutt goes, the buyers, a hedge fund rich couple from New York, beat out prodigiously remunerated sitcom superstar Sofía Vergara for the gated estate that the Zelman-Messings bought in July 2003 for $7 million from Renee Zellweger.

Listing photos and floor plan: Brown Harris Stevens

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