You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Bruce Willis Set To Buy Big Apple Duplex

BUYERS: Bruce Willis and Emma Hemming
LOCATION: New York City, NY
PRICE: $16,995,000 (last asking)
SIZE: 6,000 square feet, 6 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms

YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: Action/thriller genre stalwart Bruce Willis, now nearly sixty, and his English model/actress wife, 36-year-old Emma Heming, have been quite busy the last few years making babies and shuffling their portfolio of price residential properties.

In early 2013 the procreative couple — they have two children under three — shelled out $8.85 million for U2 bassist Adam Clayton’s spacious apartment at New York City’s venerable, twin-towered Eldorado building on Central Park West and the following summer, after first and optimistically putting it out for sale in the spring of 2013 at $22 million, they finally unloaded a 10,000-plus-square-foot mansion in Beverly Hills for $16.5 million.

Right about they time they dumped the BevHills estate they shelled out about $10 million for a picture perfect, multi-parcel spread that overlooks the mighty Hudson River in the bucolic and seriously upscale Bedford community 40-some miles north of Midtown Manhattan. It was only a few months later, in December 2014, that the couple, perhaps stricken with a classic case of The Celebrity Real Estate Fickle or drawn to the possibility of a multi-million profit, listed their newly renovated spread at The Eldorado for $12.995 million. (The three-bedroom and 3.5 bathroom low-floor apartment was quickly put into contract with an unknown buyer for an unknown amount.)

Now comes word the itchy-footed Heming-Willises signed contracts to acquire an even larger, mini-mansion-sized duplex in a Neo-Renaissance-style pre-war building just a few blocks north of The Eldorado and priced at $16,995,000. Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Garry Trudeau and television journalist Jane Pauley once owned a sizable, 10th floor spread they sold in 2005 for $12.995 million to one of the many financiers who own apartments in the 26-unit building.

Listing details show the carefully renovated and well-arranged apartment, which carries monthly maintenance charges that weigh in at a hefty $10,944, measures about 6,000 square feet with 80-feet of park frontage. Elegantly proportioned public rooms are located on the upper floor to take advantage of the view and include a foyer with a dado detail the extends almost all the way to the ceiling, a commodious double-exposure corner living room that’s more than 30-feet long and a formal dining room that, like the living room, has a leafy, through and over the treetops view into Central Park.

Less formal upper level but no less refined family quarters include an expensively fitted eat-in kitchen with chrome-accented cabinetry and an adjacent library/family room lined on at least two walls with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves. The upper level is completed by a closet-lined mud room with attached double-sink powder room and a discrete, good-sized guest/staff suite with private bathroom and walk-in closet.

Four more ample guest/family bedrooms on the lower floor share a pair of separate but not exactly equal hall baths — one is large and windowed and the other is small on windowless while the master suite, also on the lower floor where it has a tree-top view, is complete with roomy, two-windowed bathrooms and two walk-in closets plus a bedroom-sized and wardrobe-lined dressing room.

Our research and other online resources shows Mister Willis continues to own a home off Mulholland Drive in Beverly Hills (Post Office) as well as a slew of residential and commercial properties in and around Hailey and Ketchum, Idaho.

Listing photos and floor plan: Urban Compass

More Dirt

  • Elle King Seeks Sale in Hollywood

    Elle King Seeks Sale of Hollywood Hills Home (EXCLUSIVE)

    Showbiz pedigreed singer-songwriter Elle King, whose hard-charging and well-regarded if somewhat muddled sophomore album “Shake the Spirit” dropped last fall, has hung a $1.795 price tag on her idiosyncratically outfitted, late 1980s Mediterranean residence tucked in to a relatively unsung cranny of L.A.’s Hollywood Hills. The growly, gravel-voiced banjo player, a three-time Grammy nominee whose [...]

  • Prince Royce House

    Prince Royce Picks Up Jazzy Studio City Home

    It’s already been an eventful 2019 for Latin music star Prince Royce. The Bronx native, born Geoffrey Rojas, turned 30 shortly after tying the knot with his longtime girlfriend, actress Emeraude Toubia. And a new spouse often begets a new house. So it is with the Toubia-Royces — the couple have shelled out just under [...]

  • Michael Stevens House

    YouTube Star Michael Stevens Snags Hollywood Hideaway

    Say “YouTube star” to the average person, and they’ll likely envision controversial gamers a la PewDiePie or entertainers like Logan and Jake Paul. But there is another equally successful — if perhaps not quite so publicity-hungry — subset of YouTube fame: educators. Teachers worldwide, aware that many of their pupils rely on the ‘Tube for [...]

  • Tinder's Sean Rad Lists Montecito Estate

    Tinder Tycoon Sean Rad Seeks Match for Montecito Estate

    After almost exactly three years of ownership and amid an extensive renovation, legally embattled Tinder co-founder Sean Rad seeks a deep-pocketed match for his idyllic equestrian compound California’s ultra-swank seaside community of Montecito that’s come up for sale at $12.67 million. Rad, one of nine current and former Tinder employees suing InterActiveCorp (IAC) and Match [...]

  • Kylie Jenner House Malibu

    Kylie Jenner Rents Yolanda Hadid's Former Malibu Mansion

    Summer is just around the corner, and what’s more summery than a quick beach getaway? Everyone needs a vacation — even the rich and unfathomably famous crave R&R. Take Kylie Jenner, who apparently needed a break from the daily grind in her native Calabasas. She’s hightailed it out to Malibu, where she and her boyfriend, [...]

  • James Tupper and Anne Heche List

    Anne Heche and James Tupper List Hollywood Home

    Anne Heche and James Tupper confirmed the amicable end of their ten-year marriage more than a year ago, so it’s not too much of a surprise to celebrity property watchers that their former marital home along a tree-lined street in a Hancock Park-adjacent Hollywood neighborhood has come available for purchase outside the Multiple Listing Service [...]

  • Matt Groening Santa Monica House

    Matt Groening Drops $12 Million on Santa Monica House Next Door

    Way back in summer 2011, Tinseltown royal Matt Groening — creator of the much-lauded TV series “Futurama” and “The Simpsons” — and his then-new wife Agustina Picasso paid $11.65 million for an ultra-swank residential compound in Santa Monica. Christened the Gorham House, the walled and gated spread was originally built in 1910 by venerated architect [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content