Let's All Take a Moment to Admire Lauren Bacall's Former NYC Home

Let's All Take a Moment to Admire Lauren Bacall's Former NYC Home

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Dabney Frake
Mar 24, 2015
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Lauren Bacall died last year, and her estate is in the process of selling off the extensive collection of antiques, art, and decor that belonged to the former actress. The auction catalog shows photos of the items in situ, which means we get a glimpse of how the Manhattan-based star lived in The Dakota for over 50 years.

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Bacall moved to the apartment in the early 1960s — while married to fellow actor Jason Robards — and lived there until her death.

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The space is all New York-style luxury, with pre-war architectural details, five fireplaces, three bedrooms, and 3.5 baths. Oh yes, it also features six windows that overlook Central Park.

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It's also packed to the gills with an eclectic mix of items — from traditional American quilts, mid-century art by Calder, and African sculpture.

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Obvious privilege aside, it still feels very real — not decorated by a design professional — and put together over time, as Bacall seemingly collected (and collected and collected...) things she loved and found interesting.

What do you think of the space? Is it what you would expect?

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