NEW YORK CITY — Comedian Jimmy Fallon has listed his eclectic New York City penthouse for $15 million, becoming the latest well-known New Yorker to eschew the city for the suburbs.
In 2002, at the height of his “Saturday Night Live” fame, Fallon bought a one-bedroom unit in a Gramercy Park co-op building for $850,000, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Over the years he added to the bachelor pad, purchasing additional units in the building as tenants left. Now, he and his wife Nancy Juvonen are listing the six-bedroom, five-bathroom penthouse for $15 million.
The building dates to 1883. Tenants once included James Cagney and Margaret Hamilton. Fallon combined four units to create the roughly 5,000-square-foot unit. The latest addition was purchased in 2014 for $725,000.
“I always like a secret bookshelf or a secret room,” Fallon said. “Like from ‘The Hardy Boys’ or something.”
Nearly every wall, including inside cupboards and closets, is covered in art. Much of the decorating has been completed by Juvonen.
“I don’t like part of the room to be done and the other part you’re not supposed to really look at,” Juvonen said. “I like layers and layers and layers,” she said. “I feel like there is energy in these inanimate objects.”
They spent months at their house in Sagaponack during the coronavirus pandemic and are selling the New York City apartment to complete their move to the suburbs.
“I’m a lifelong New Yorker; you’ll still see me at restaurants, Knicks games and Broadway shows,” Fallon said. “My job is here, my studio is here and a piece of my heart is here. My life will still revolve around this city.”