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If you’ve started watching HBO’s new thriller The Undoing, you couldn’t help but notice the stunning townhouse where Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant’s characters live. Outside the five-story red brick home, there’s a prominent No. 8, making it easy to spot. And that led some eagle-eyed fans to locate the address and find out the house featured in the show is actually on the market for $29.99 million.
Located at 8 East 63rd Street, the 25-foot-wide townhouse was built in 1878 by renowned architect CPH Gilbert to resemble an 8th-century English townhouse. It’s 10,000 square feet and features nine bedrooms and three terraces. Incredibly, it has three exposures, a rarity when it comes to Manhattan townhomes.
While historical in nature, the interior is a perfect blend of original details and modern amenities. There’s a three-story rounded bay, six fireplaces, herringbone floors, ceilings over 11-feet tall, stunning moldings, and a formal square staircase. The grandly-scaled dining room harkens back to another era, but the large open spaces allow for more contemporary furnishings to fit comfortably. Marble countertops, sleek built-in bookshelves, a security system, and a gym all bring the home squarely into the present.
And you can’t talk about this home without mentioning the location. It’s set between Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue, just steps away from Central Park. The area is known as the Gold Coast of Fifth Avenue thanks to many architecturally-significant homes that once were the residences of prominent names like Oscar Hammerstein, Woolworth, Brokaw, and Bloomingdale. Nearby, you’ll also find some of the Upper East Side's top highlights like the Frick Museum, Central Park Zoo, and every designer boutique imaginable.
As the show continues, more design lovers are highlighting other found details like the location of Kidman’s beach house and specific pieces of furniture used while filming. And there’s bound to be more lust-worthy New York City real estate as the miniseries airs.