Here’s How Much Mrs. Maisel’s Apartment Would Cost Today
Though many of us may dream of owning a classic 6 on the Upper West Side, it’s safe to say one would still be out of our reach, according to 1950s pricing. You’ve probably seen the stunning home of Midge Maisel, the housewife-turned-comedienne on Amazon’s critically acclaimed “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” which just returned for its third season.
Midge’s family lives in a beautiful 1909 building on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, which in real life is known as The Strathmore. The limestone-and-redbrick building, designed by Schwartz & Gross, is the picture of elegance, and comes equipped with full amenities like a full-time doorman and beautiful details, such as plaster moldings, inlaid parquet floors, walnut paneling, and mahogany doors.
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But if your sense of nostalgia has you thinking you could afford a stunning property like that even 60 years ago, guess again. Based on data from the U.S. Census and the S&P Case Shiller Home Price Index, StreetEasy estimates that Midge Maisel’s apartment would have been worth approximately $462,000 in 1959. As for these days, the property would be worth just under $9 million… a.k.a. 19 times the price from 1959.
To determine the price tags, StreetEasy looked at two units in The Strathmore, #12CD and #12N, that could be combined to create a home comparable to the one where Midge and her family live on the show. Though they last sold in 2017 for $8.85 million, you have to take inflation into account, bringing their worth up to $9 million today. While the Weissmans were certainly privileged, they’d have to be veritable millionaires to afford the luxurious digs these days (though we know from season 2 that Columbia owned the apartment Midge’s parents lived in). And that doesn’t count the prices on their plentiful mid-century modern decor, of course.
Properties inside The Strathmore do occasionally go on the market. Last year, a one-bedroom, one-bathroom condo inside went on the market for $1.85 million. We’d love to decorate the space with a fresh dose of Maisel style, as long as we got to keep the conveniences of modern day. After all, we certainly wouldn’t enjoy wearing curlers to bed every night.