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Broadway star Celeste Holm's longtime Manhattan home put on the market for $14million by estranged son following her death

Broadway star Celeste Holm’s old Manhattan home marketed for $14 million by estranged son after her death

  • The star lived in the luxury apartment for more than 50 years.
  • The apartment offers a spectacular view of the treetops of Central Park
  • Holm was engaged in a legal battle over her inheritance before she died, wiping out her savings
  • In 2004, the actress married a singer and waiter who was almost 46 years her junior


Actress Celeste Holm lived in the apartment for more than half a century

Actress Celeste Holm lived in the apartment for more than half a century

The Manhattan high-rise apartment owned by the late Broadway star Celeste Holm has been marketed by the younger of her two estranged sons for $13.95 million.

The duplex at 88 Central Park, with spectacular views of the city, is where the star has lived for more than half a century and died in July at the age of 95.

Dan Dunning, whose father was Holm’s third husband, told the… New York Times: “She loved it because of the view of the park and the way she felt involved with the seasons just by looking through her windows.

“Central Park in the spring was the time she enjoyed the most.”

Times writer Robin Finn, who was given exclusive access to the three-bedroom property, described that, like Holm, it possesses “charisma — as well as enduring bone structure.”

On the lower floor, he reveals that there is a dining room, a butler’s pantry, a kitchen where the late actress “loved cooking batches of spaghetti and mussel sauce.”

And an airy living room is lined with windows overlooking the treetop park.

Upstairs there are three large bedrooms, with ample closet space, and the master suite offers full views to the north and east.

Holm’s son says she moved into her duplex in the corner of Brentmore, No. 6N, in 1953 and bought it in 1958 after the building went into co-op.

But since her 2004 marriage to Frank Basile, a singer and waiter nearly 46 years her junior, she’s been embroiled in a legal battle with her family over investments and inheritances.

The lawsuit wiped out much of her savings and made her dependent on Social Security. The actress and her sons stopped speaking and she was charged with deferred maintenance and legal fees for her Manhattan apartment.

A settlement was reached last year, entitling Mr Basile to a third of the proceeds from her estate and forcing him to vacate the 88 Central Park property just five weeks after her death.

Central Park was the time the star enjoyed most in the spring Central Park was the time the star enjoyed most in the spring

Central Park was the time the star enjoyed most in the spring

Holm bought the apartment outright in 1958 Holm bought the apartment outright in 1958

Holm bought the apartment outright in 1958

According to her sons, Holm had been extremely fond of the apartment According to her sons, Holm had been extremely fond of the apartment

According to her sons, Holm had been extremely fond of the apartment

The star's private bathroom The star's private bathroom

The star’s private bathroom

Luxury bathroom Luxury bathroom
Luxury bathroom Luxury bathroom

The duplex had two large luxury bathrooms

Mr. Dunning, a real estate manager in Putnam County who is Holm’s son from her first marriage to Ted Nelson, an Internet pioneer, lives in California, added: “One of her desires as she grew older was to never leave the apartment again. having to give. .’

Holm was hospitalized with dehydration after a fire at actor Robert De Niro’s apartment in the same Manhattan building.

She had asked her husband to take her home, and she spent her last days with him and other relatives and close friends by her side.

The dining room of the duplex referred to by one of her sons as 'fingernail red' The dining room of the duplex referred to by one of her sons as 'fingernail red'

The dining room of the duplex referred to by one of her sons as ‘fingernail red’

Holm's luxury bedroom Holm's luxury bedroom

Holm’s luxury bedroom

The apartment sold for just under $14 The apartment sold for just under $14

The apartment sold for just under $14

Holm ended her life in a vicious legal battle with her estranged sons over her estate Holm ended her life in a vicious legal battle with her estranged sons over her estate

Holm ended her life in a vicious legal battle with her estranged sons over her estate

The spacious kitchen of the apartment The spacious kitchen of the apartment

The spacious kitchen of the apartment

In a career spanning more than half a century, Holm played everyone from Ado Annie – the girl who just can’t say no in Oklahoma! – to a worldly theater agent in the 1991 comedy I Hate Hamlet to guest star on TV shows such as Fantasy Island and Love Boat II to Bette Davis’s best friend in All About Eve.

She won the Academy Award in 1947 for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Gentlemen’s Agreement and received Oscar nominations for Come to the Stable (1949) and All About Eve (1950).

Holm was also known for her tireless charitable work—once serving on nine boards—and was an emeritus board member of the National Mental Health Association.

The real estate agent, Austin Schuster of Sotheby’s International Realty, described her apartment as “a fantastic canvas ready to re-transform for a new owner.”

Celeste Holm in 1997 Celeste Holm in 1997

Celeste Holm in 1997

The 12-story building, on the corner of 69th Street and Central Park West, designed by Schwartz and Gross and built in 1910, has attracted numerous celebrities.

Producer Lorne Michaels lives there, Sting was a former resident, and Robert De Niro bought a $20.9 million duplex in 2006, two stories below Holm’s.

Holm was married five times and leaves behind two sons and three grandchildren.

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