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Spike Lee lists Hatch House home for $32M

November 13, 2013 04:53PM

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153 East 63rd Street and Spike Lee

If you’re looking to own a Spike Lee joint, you’re in luck. The filmmaker and his wife are selling their Upper East Side townhouse, a.k.a. the Hatch House, for $32 million.

The 8,292-square-foot mansion at 153 East 63rd Street near Lexington Avenue features a private central courtyard with a fountain, the New York Post reported. Lee, who grew up in Brooklyn, purchased it from artist Jasper Johns in 1998, thus joining a long list of famous former owners that also includes Broadway producer Charles B. Dillingham and stripper Gypsy Rose Lee.

Frederick J. Sterner built it as a modern Spanish Revival-style property in the early 1900s.

The Bedford-Stuyvesant townhouse featured prominently in Lee’s 1994 film “Crooklyn” sold for $1.7 million in June, as previously reported. [NYP]Mark Maurer

  • Sam

    I just don’t get Spike Lee. Evertime a white person does something, he has to make a comment that African-Americans are not included. Now, it’s time to sell his house, and although, Spencer Means, of Corcoran is his wife’s good friend and there are a thousand pictures of them on the internet, Spike gives a $32MM listing to a white woman. He doesn’t even consider a co-listing with this black man. It’s all about the dollars. But when Clint Eastwood did a film on Jazz, he complained that a white man can’t do Jazz, when Quentin Tarintino did Django Unchained, he complained about the use of the N Word, when Clint Eastwood did a WWII movie, he complained no African-Americans – Now he has to sell his house — immediately, not one African-I just don’t get Spike Lee. Evertime a white person does something, he has to make a comment that African-Americans are not included. Now, it’s time to sell his house, and although, Spencer Means, of Corcoran is his wife’s good friend and there are a thousand pictures of them on the internet, Spike gives a $32MM listing to a white woman. He doesn’t even consider a co-listing with this black man. It’s all about the dollars. But when Clint Eastwood did a film on Jazz, he complained that a white man can’t do Jazz, when Quentin Tarintino did Django Unchained, he complained about the use of the N Word, when Clint Eastwood did a WWII movie, he complained no African-Americans – Now he has to sell his house — immediately, not one African-American Broker, no uplift the race, no, let’s give a black man a chance, just right to the stereotypical White woman upper east side broker. So sad!

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