Forest Whitaker buys Upper East Side apartment with Greek-inspired garden for $1.6M

Listing images by Alan Barry; courtesy of Compass

Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker has purchased a duplex apartment on the Upper East Side for $1.595 million, according to city property records. Located at 42 East 73rd Street, the three-bed, three-bath home boasts a Greek-inspired garden, with stately columns, a brick patio, and mature plantings. Whitaker, who is also a Sustainable Development Goals Advocate for the United Nations, snagged the property for about 8 percent less than the last listed asking price of $1.74 million. It was first listed last October for $1.895 million.

42 East 73 Street, Upper East Side, Cool Listings, Co-ops  42 East 73 Street, Upper East Side, Cool Listings, Co-ops

Located between Madison and Park Avenues and just a block from Central Park, the duplex could serve as the perfect pied-à-terre, according to the listing. On the upper level, an entrance foyer leads to a large living-dining area with charming pre-war features like crown molding, hardwood floors, and a gas fireplace.

42 East 73 Street, Upper East Side, Cool Listings, Co-ops

42 East 73 Street, Upper East Side, Cool Listings, Co-ops

42 East 73 Street, Upper East Side, Cool Listings, Co-ops

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