Are you a Seinfeld mega-fan and also have nearly $10 million for a new home? Well, today is your lucky day because the townhouse Elaine Benes owned in Seinfeld is for sale!
A New York City townhome built in 1839 and seen in the TV show Seinfeld is up for sale. The red-bricked four-story row house was used as the face of Elaine’s home.
In the TV show, Elaine’s house was said to be in the Upper West Side at the W. 75th St. address, but it is actually along the historic Cushman Row in Chelsea. You’re a short walk to the Whitney Museum of American Art and Chelsea Market. The listing does not specify if the property is in the delivery area for Elaine’s favorite flounder supreme Chinese takeout dish.
The 4,730-square-foot home has six bedrooms, four full baths, and two partial ones. The 180-year-old home also features high ceilings, hand-carved moldings, and eight Italian marble fireplaces. That’s right, it has eight fireplaces.
The backyard is a “bucolic oasis” with a landscaped garden and a fountain. Not sure if you have to tip the gardener or not.
The current homeowners, Harry Azorin and Lori Monson, purchased the townhouse back in 1995 for only $950,000. The house is listed by Mark Thomas Amadei and Jonathan Hettinger of Sotheby’s International Realty. For $8.65 million, it could be all yours. Check out the real estate listing HERE.
“We grabbed the house even though it needed work with some of the structure because it just felt right,” Monson told Wall Street Journal recently. “The house has a soul.”
“Maybe twice a month, someone would walk by, and they’d say, ‘Is this Elaine’s house?’” Monson said. “It would happen twice a month, maybe, and then once a month. Maybe, I’d say, about 10 years ago, it stopped.”
“They had to come back and do footage for the final episode of Seinfeld shortly after we moved in because they discovered in their archives they didn’t have a night shot of our house,” Monson told WSJ of the production of the 1998 Seinfeld finale.
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Hopefully, this townhouse has ice-cold air conditioning and a pullout couch with a sofa bed that doesn’t have a back-breaking metal bar in the middle of the mattress.