Saturday, June 12, 2010

Mae West: West End

MAE WEST enjoyed living in hotels in the theatre district, which offered very convenient housing to a busy actress who would work in a show sometimes until 11 PM or midnight. After renting for years, she did purchase a townhouse rippling with French Renaissance style at 266 West End Avenue in Manhattan.
• • That property just went on sale, reported Jen Carlson at Gothamist.
• • Sleep Where Mae West Slept — — For $30 Million — — 266 West End Avenue • •
• • According to Curbed, wrote Jen Carlson, her mansion is now on the market for $30 million; for all that cash you'll get a ballroom, a library, conservatories, a sauna, a steam room, an elevator, and whatever else is housed in the 14,000 square feet. That's quite a markup since it was last purchased in 2004, for a measly $1.2MM.

• • Specs: Built in 1896 with a limestone facade, the former Mae West home is 28 feet wide and six stories tall with nearly 14,000 square feet (generously designed with windows on all sides). The house was originally constructed for the importer Julius N. Jaros and designed by Rudolphe Daus [1854 1916], a prominent New York architect trained at the Ecole Des Beaux Arts. The Jaros family occupied it from 1896 1906 only. The property remained a single-family dwelling until the early (or mid) 1940s.
• • Come up and see Mae every day online:
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• • Photo: • • Mae West • • Mae's former ballroom in Manhattan • •
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