The celebrated photographer purchased the dwelling nine years ago for $11.25 million.
Photographer Annie Leibovitz is best known for her portraits, particularly of celebrities captured in intimate settings and poses.
One of her most famous photographs is a Polaroid of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, taken five hours before his murder. The image also became Rolling Stone magazine’s most well-known covers.
In 2014, Leibovitz purchased her Upper West Side apartment for $11.25 million. The photographer chose the location as it was close to her three daughters’ school.
Now an empty-nester, she has decided to sell the duplex for $8.6 million, around $2.65 million less than its original value.
“The apartment is now too big for me,” Leibovitz told the New York Times. “I live and work downtown, and our house upstate is now our family home.”
She also added that her three daughters are now building their own lives. The photographer has resettled downtown, in a West Village apartment which she purchased last year.
The duplex for sale measures at around 3,500 square feet, located on the fifth and sixth floor of the building. Other famous personalities such as Robert De Niro, Lorne Michaels, Paul Simon, and Sting have also called the building their home at some point.
A Home Full Of Light
Overlooking Central Park, the apartment consists of four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and an updated kitchen and home office. “When I first walked into the apartment over 10 years ago, beautiful light was pouring into the living room windows from the park,” Leibovitz said.
While she had some of the rooms renovated, many pre-war details still remain. These include the tall ceilings, oak floors, a winding staircase, and original moldings.
The living room is equipped with a fireplace, with a row of windows drawing in the light. French doors open up into the formal dining room, still with views of Central Park.
The three main bedrooms are upstairs. The apartment’s primary bedroom has two closets and its own en suite bathroom. Meanwhile, the two other bedrooms also have ample closet space and share a bathroom.
“Central Park would be the girls’ front yard—riding bicycles, ice skating. One of my daughters walked across the park to school almost every day,” Leibovitz shared, expressing her fondness for the neighborhood. “Lincoln Center is right behind us, and the great museums are nearby,” she also noted.
Photos via the official Zillow listing.