Fred Astaire’s Former Upper East Side Apartment Is For Sale

A stylish Upper East Side apartment previously belonging to legendary performer Fred Astaire has recently come to market for $3.99 million—and according to interior designer Garrow Kedigian, it even features an unexpected nod to the late Hollywood icon. In a 2013 interview with House Beautiful, Kedigian, who purchased the 2,000-square-foot unit for $2.3 million in 2012, explained that he refashioned Astaire’s curtains into an article of furniture. “On the dining room banquette, we reused the ancient velvet that still hung at these windows when I moved in,” he said. “It’s a conversation starter at parties to tell guests they’re sitting on Fred Astaire’s curtains.”

In addition to the dining room and the charming eat-in kitchen, which boasts glass-fronted wooden cabinetry and marble countertops, the home has five main rooms, totaling seven—hence the “classic seven” nickname given to units with this particular layout. The prewar residence has tall ceilings, and

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