The Real Deal New York

From the archives: Inside the home of Barbara Fox

Fox finds room for pets, musical instruments and modern art after downsizing into an Upper East Side penthouse

September 12, 2015 01:00PM
By Alex Ulam


Barbara Fox (credit: STUDIO SCRIVO)

The doormen are dressed in liveried dark gray suits, and the elevator walls consist of antique wooden panels. However, most of the typical features of an Upper East Side prewar building end at the door to Barbara Fox’s penthouse.

Fox, the founder and president of the high-end boutique brokerage firm Fox Residential Group, and her husband, James Freund, a retired attorney and former partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, bought the two-bedroom penthouse, which is just under 2,000 square feet, three years ago when they were looking to downsize from a 6,500-square-foot historic townhouse on the Upper West Side. Read the full story from the May 2008 issue here.