a look at the Barefoot Contessa property – the manhattan project

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As I have mentioned before: I have a ‘thing’ for houses…. duh, right?

I have movies that I love BECAUSE OF THE HOUSE, I have television shows that I love BECAUSE OF THE HOUSE, and ok, I will admit it, I have people I love BECAUSE OF THEIR HOUSE (if I love their house – how could I NOT love them, right?)

Well, one of my all-time favorite properties has to be Ina Garten’s home in East Hampton. You can join me on a backstage pass tour of her East Hampton home, garden and The Barn. It's earthy, elegant, simple, and oh so Ina. Are you as excited as me?

Well, come to find out, she’s has also had a residence in Manhattan for many years. Actually, her 71 East 77th Street apartment is on the market and listed for a cool $1.98 million.  She has moved out of there (the below photos are twofold: while she was living there and after she moved out and placed it on the market, i.e. she moved all her personals out.) and has already purchased a property at the corner of Park Avenue and 62nd Street in Manhattan for $4.65 million (Of course, another post will follow next week)

Ok, I went searching for information and photographs of Ms. Garten’s ‘past’ East 77th street Manhattan home and found out that this Ultra-Chic Grand One Bedroom in Prime East 70s Location is still on the market (as of the date of this writing) with Stribling& Associates. Please note that this is a Closed Listing

The listing’s description states:

This sophisticated apartment is as charming as its current owners! Formerly two bedrooms, the space was re-designed by architect Richard Lewis into an oversized and elegant one bedroom with a dramatic, double height living room, a serene master suite with a large hotel-like bathroom, a chic and thoughtfully designed kitchen and a lovely dining foyer overlooking the beautifully proportioned living room. Decorated by AD 100 designer Daniel Romualdez, the apartment feels Parisian and elegant. Just steps from a morning walk in Central Park, and afternoon coffee at Sant Ambroeus or a quiet dinner at The Mark, and located on a tree-lined street in one of the Upper East side’s loveliest co-ops, everything about this apartment will win your hearts. Pieds-a-terre allowed. Dogs too.

The building's features are listed as:
Attended Lobby
Pet Friendly

According to Town & Country, Ms. Garten and her husband, Jeffrey, recently put this one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment at 71 East 77th Street on the market with an asking price of $1.975 million. The apartment was renovated by noted architect Daniel Romualdez (Architectural Digest has a feature on his own home), who told Food Network Magazine that he "wanted it to feel like a refuge — a place for her to curl up and recharge."

The co-op apartment* includes a double-height living room, a master suite with a "large, hotel-like bathroom" and a "thoughtfully designed" kitchen, according to the listing. Scroll down for a look around.

*Unlike a condo, co-ops are owned by a corporation. This means, when you buy an apartment that is in a co-op building, you are not actually buying real property (like you would in a condo) You are in fact, buying shares of the corporation.

The following photos are courtesy of 
House Beautiful Magazine 
(furnished with her personal things)

Ina Garten
Ina Garten, aka the Barefoot Contessa, in her Manhattan living room. The photograph over the mantel is a silver and graphite print by Hiromitsu Morimoto, through Bloom.

Living Room
The 1902 armchair by Otto Wagner seems as modern as the stone-and-steel demilune table, from Luca & Co. The silk velvet curtains in Pain Brulé by Prelle are lined in copper-colored silk by Rogers & Goffigon. Lamp from Lucca & Co.

18th Century Sofa
Garten found the early-18th-century sofa, along with a 19th-century copy, at Jean-Philippe Demeyer Antiques in Belgium. Both are covered in Belgian linen. Pillows by Dransfield & Ross. A length of yellow silk from May Vervoordt will eventually upholster that Louis XIII chair, from Amy Perlin. The slate coffee table is by Axel Vervoordt. The rug is by Christian Liaigre. Paint color on walls is Slipper Satin by Farrow & Ball.

Flexible Bookcase
The bookcase by Axel Vervoordt is so flexible that it becomes an ever-changing collage.

Dining Room
The table is set with Garten's favorite stemware, Cristallerie La Rochère in the Amité pattern. Bronze candlesticks by Ted Muehling.

Pumpkin-Colored Tablecloth
The pumpkin-colored tablecloth looks like iridescent silk, but can go straight into the washing machine. From May Vervoordt. Linen napkins by ABH Design. Slat-backed chairs from Axel Vervoordt.

A Bosch dishwasher, a Liebherr refrigerator, and a Sub-Zero freezer are tucked beneath the countertop, made of Petit Granit, a Belgian stone. The goosenecked Easton Classic faucet makes it easy to fill large pots, and Garten likes the polished nickel finish because it looks like old silver.

Oven and Cook-top
Viking's Designer Series wall oven fits under a Wolf cook-top. The wood floor was painted to simulate stone by Jeff Rockwell.

Master Bathroom
In the master bath, Calacatta marble sets off the Exeter pedestal sink and the Crystal Rectangular tilting mirror, both by Waterworks

The layers of cream-on-cream in the bedroom begin with the walls, covered in Triple Crèlme by Rogers & Goffigon. The curtains are Pastis, by Rogers & Goffigon, and the headboard is upholstered in Great Plains Ocean's Eleven, by Holly Hunt. The silk carpet is from Beauvais. Chair and ottoman from Jean-Philippe Demeyer Antiques. Lamp from Crate and Barrel. Cable throw by Yarnz.

The following photos are courtesy of 
Stribling & Associates (staged for resale)

Stribling also includes a floor plan (below) in their listing. 
Of course, I'm all about floor plans, so I've included that, too.

 Living Room


 Master Bathroom

Floor Plan for Ultra-Chic Grand One Bedroom 
in Prime New York City East 70s Location

So, is anyone ready to move?
I know it's only one bedroom but I don't mind sleeping on that sofa.
I'll even do the cooking!

What a sweet couple.