Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor List New York Duplex at a Loss
Funnyman Ben Stiller and his wife, Christine Taylor, have hoisted their Upper West Side duplex onto the Manhattan real estate market for a $400,000 loss. Listed at $9.6 million, the pair picked up the property for $10 million in 2008.
Stiller and Taylor must want to get rid of their place fast; Upper West Side home values were higher in 2008 — in June 2008 they hit $1.09 million — but they’re still quite high today, hovering around $1.03 million and increasing at a rate of 6.6 percent year-over-year. It seems that if they wanted, the couple could get a little more for their 4,000-square-foot home. Perhaps with a little buzz, a bidding war will increase the price.
The 5-bedroom duplex is located at 118 Riverside Dr #12D/13D, New York, NY 10024 and boasts “glorious river views.” The pre-war building features a “sun-flooded” living room opening to the renovated, custom kitchen with two dishwashers and high-end stainless steel appliances. A media room and wet bar also are on that floor.
The lower level holds the master suite and additional bedrooms. An elevator, as well as large central staircase, connect the two floors.
Stiller and Taylor also own a home in Studio City, CA. They previously owned two other Los Angeles properties, one of which they sold to actor Jason Statham for $7.325 million in 2011. The couple also have a Hawaiian retreat in Kilauea, which they purchased for $8.5 million in 2002.
Stiller’s New York home is listed by Bruce Ehrmann of Prudential Douglas Elliman. According to Zillow’s mortgage calculator, a monthly payment on the duplex would be $34,581, assuming a 20 percent down payment on a 30-year mortgage.