Martha Stewart Just Picked Up a $12.3 Million Condo at an Iconic N.Y.C. Building

Was it the fact that the New York City building is the site of a popular Hulu mystery-comedy series starring the likes of Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez? Or maybe it’s because the place is within walking distance of the legendary Zabar’s deli and grocery store, where a certain well-known female entrepreneur has reportedly been visiting as of late for some very thinly sliced prosciutto? We might never know. But whatever the case, the attraction was more than sufficient for Martha Stewart and her daughter Alexis to dole out $12.3 million for a chic residence tucked away in The Belnord, aka The Arconia from Only Murders in the Building.

Last priced at $13.2 million, the duplex unit at the former luxury apartment house went to the lifestyle maven and her media personality offspring at an impressive $6 million discount off the original $18 million ask way back in 2017. Crain’s New York Business, the first to report the transaction, revealed that the seller of the unit was The Belnord’s current developer, Westbrook Partners, which took over a lengthy condo-conversion project from HFZ Capital Group in 2021.

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Nestled within the 12-story, pre-war residential building, Stewart’s new home rests on the top two floors and overlooks the building’s landscaped interior courtyard as well as West 87th Street. Listings show there are six bedrooms and seven baths in 4,600 square feet of Robert A.M. Stern-designed living space boasting north and south exposures, 10-foot ceilings, and solid white oak floors with a mix of chevron and plank patterns.

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Steve Martin, Selena Gomez, and Martin Short on the set of “Only Murders in the Building” at The Belnord, which is used for all exterior and courtyard scenes involving The Arconia.

Highlights include a formal entry foyer that leads to a spacious living room sporting a wall of oversized windows. An adjacent dining area connects to a custom-designed Molteni kitchen equipped with custom cabinetry, Calacatta marble countertops, high-end Gaggenau appliances, a 45-bottle Sub-Zero wine refrigerator, and an integrated storage banquette.

The elegant primary suite holds an outdoor terrace, a large walk-in closet, and a luxe marble-clad bath with radiant heated floors, bespoke vanities, and Kohler, Dornbracht and Kallista fixtures; elsewhere is a powder room flaunting polished Nero Marquina marble and a Snow White marble-carved sink, plus a laundry room equipped with a Whirlpool washer and dryer.

The Stewarts will be privy to plenty of building amenities and services courtesy of a hefty $4,493 monthly common charge fee, including a 24-hour doorman, an entertainment lounge with a catering kitchen, a plush game room, a double-height sport court, a fitness center, and a children’s playroom.

In addition to the new home at The Belnord, Stewart’s primary residence is a 156-acre estate in Westchester County, N.Y., that she paid $15.2 million for in 2002. According to Crains, the Emmy Award-winning TV host, entrepreneur, and bestselling author sold the family’s West Village triplex apartment for $31 million early last year, shortly before she and her daughter both signed the deed at The Belnord in April 2023.

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