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Broadway star Celeste Holm & # 39; s old Manhattan home marketed for $ 14 million by an alienated son after her death

Broadway star Celeste Holm & # 39; s old Manhattan home marketed for $ 14 million by an alienated son after her death

  • The star lived in the luxury apartment for more than 50 years.
  • The apartment offers spectacular views of the treetops of Central Park
  • Holm was locked up in a legal battle over her legacy before she died, wiping out her savings
  • In 2004, the actress married a singer and waiter who was nearly 46 years younger


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 apartment with high ceilings, owned by the deceased Broadway star, Celeste Holm, has been marketed for $ 13.95 million by the youngest of her two estranged sons.

With spectacular views of the city, the duplex at 88 Central Park is where the star 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 it New York Times: & # 39; 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.

& # 39; Central Park in the spring was the time when she enjoyed it the most. & # 39;

Times writer Robin Finn, who was given unusual access to the three-bedroom house, described that it, like Holm & # 39; charisma, has a permanent bone structure & # 39 ;.

On the ground floor he reveals that there is a dining room, a pantry, a kitchen where the deceased actress happily cooked portions of spaghetti and shellfish sauce.

And an airy living room is covered with windows overlooking the park at treetop height.

Upstairs there are three spacious bedrooms, with ample wardrobe space, and the master suite with full views of the north and east.

Holm & # 39; s son says she entered her corner duplex at Brentmore, No. 6N, in 1953 and bought it in 1958 after the building became a cooperative.

Since her marriage in 2004 to Frank Basile, a singer and waiter who was nearly 46 years younger, she had had a legal fight with her family about her over investments and inheritance.

The court fight wiped out much of her savings and left her dependent on social security. The actress and her sons no longer spoke, and she was prosecuted for overdue maintenance and legal fees in her apartment in Manhattan.

A settlement was reached last year, which gave Basile a right to one third of the proceeds from her estate and he was forced to leave the premises in 88 Central Park, just five weeks after her death.

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

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

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

Holm bought the apartment in 1958

According to her sons, Holm was excessively fond of the apartment According to her sons, Holm was excessively fond of the apartment

According to her sons, Holm was excessively fond of the apartment

Star private bathroom Star private bathroom

Star private bathroom

Luxurious bathroom Luxurious bathroom
Luxurious bathroom Luxurious bathroom

The duplex carried two large luxury bathrooms

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 and added: "One of her desires as she was was to never give up the apartment . & # 39;

Holm was admitted to hospital with dehydration after a fire in the apartment of actor Robert De Niro 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, dubbed by one of her sons as & # 39; fingernail red & # 39; The dining room of the duplex, dubbed by one of her sons as & # 39; fingernail red & # 39;

The dining room of the duplex, dubbed by one of her sons as & # 39; fingernail red & # 39;

Holms luxury bedroom Holms luxury bedroom

Holms luxury bedroom

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

The apartment was sold for just under $ 14

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

Holm ended her life in a cruel 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 that spanned more than half a century, Holm played everyone from Ado Annie – the girl who just can't say no in Oklahoma! – to a worldly theatrical agent in the 1991 comedy I Hate Hamlet to star guest on TV shows such as Fantasy Island and Love Boat II for Bette Davis & # 39; best friend in All About Eve.

She won the Academy Award in 1947 for best supporting actress for her performance in Gentlemen's # 39; s Agreement and received Oscar nominations for Come to the Stable (1949) and All About Eve (1950).

Holm was also known for her tireless charity work – she once served on nine boards – and was emeritus council of the National Mental Health Association.

The list broker, Austin Schuster of Sotheby & # 39; s International Realty, described her apartment as & # 39; a fantastic canvas ready to be transformed again for a new owner & # 39 ;.

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 on two floors below Holm & # 39; s in 2006.

Holm was married five times and is survived by two sons and three grandchildren.

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