Miranda Priestly: The Fictional Fashion Editor’s Upper East Side Townhouse Is for Sale

Miranda Priestly: The Fictional Fashion Editor’s Upper East Side Townhouse Is for Sale

  • Jordan Hoch
  • 05/9/23


After The Devil Wears Prada came out in 2006, Meryl Streep received a Best Actress Oscar nomination for her masterfully icy depiction of Miranda Priestly, editor-in-chief of Runway magazine. Seventeen years later, the film is still firmly cemented in pop culture, and the on-screen Upper East Side home of the endlessly quotable fashion titan has emerged on the market for $27.5 million, Curbed reports. Adam D. Modlin of the Modlin Group has the listing.

Records show that the 12,000-square-foot Neo-Italian Renaissance-style townhouse last sold in 2003 for $8.8 million, and it looks like the sellers haven’t changed much since the home was featured in the film. An infamous scene where Anne Hathaway’s character must deliver a mock-up of the magazine’s latest issue to the seven-bedroom structure shows the formal gallery with a Murano chandelier and a hallway with parquet floors, which appear largely unchanged in the listing photos, right down to the art on the wall and the blue carpet that lines the grand winding staircase.

Designed in 1906 by architect Stanford White and renovated in 2005 with interiors by Diamond Barratta, the limestone and marble dwelling maintains many of its original details. The stately exterior of the abode features neat rows of curved green roof tiles, a double front door framed by ornate guilloche details, and a second-floor terrace with three French doors covered by an impressive loggia.

The home boasts 10 bathrooms, two kitchens, a wood-paneled den, six fireplaces, a gym, and a skylit basketball court on the top floor. The third-floor primary suite enjoys a fireplace, a Juliet balcony, a massive walk-in closet, and a blue ensuite bathroom with a soaking tub topped by an oversized circular window. 

The sprawling Nancy Meyers-esque white kitchen on the first floor has a massive eat-in island, black-and-white checked marble floors, and a pressed tin ceiling. An additional service kitchen accessible by a stairwell houses a second fleet of full-sized premium appliances.



(Architectural Digest 2023)


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