If you've dreamed of popping by Ina Garten's house in the Hamptons for a fabulous lunch or a dinner party with Jeffery, here's the next best thing. The entertaining guru has listed their Upper East Side pied à terre for $1.975 million.
The cookbook author and Food Network personality and her husband bought the one bedroom, one bath co-op in 2004 and had it renovated by designer Daniel Romualdez (who transformed it from a two bedroom). "I wanted it to feel like a refuge — a place for her to curl up and recharge," he told Food Network Magazine in 2014.
The place has a double-height living room with a wood burning fireplace, a "chic and thoughtfully designed" galley kitchen, and "a lovely dining foyer hangs perfectly over the living room, making the space feel quite Parisian," according to the listing. Other details include fabric wallpaper and parquet wood floors.
There's a "serene" master suite with a" large, hotel-like" marble bathroom. Did you catch that? The only bathroom is through the bedroom, so even Ina knows what it's like to deal with that particular small space issue (there's no square footage listed, but some rough math based on the floor plan makes it out to be about 775 square feet). Or it's likely that they just don't entertain at home in the city, eliminating the need for guest access.
The Gartens traded up to a three bedroom apartment 15 blocks south on Park Avenue just last August, so there's no need to carry two properties in the same neighborhood—especially since they have the Hamptons house and a place in Paris. We can see why she moved—the kitchen in the new place is a lot roomier (easier to cook for Jeffery, we presume).
The co-op is "just steps from a morning walk in Central Park" and allows dogs. The property is listed with Stribling & Associates.