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Spike Lee tries once more with Upper East Side Hatch House

Filmmaker lowers price on townhouse from $32M to $28.5M; once Jasper John's home
April 22, 2014 02:55PM

Prolific director, actor and gentrification analyst Spike Lee is trying again to unload his Upper East Side townhouse, a.k.a. the Hatch House, with a new price tag and a new broker.

Brown Harris Stevens’ townhouse guru Paula Del Nunzio has the 153 East 63rd Street listing, priced at $28.5 million. Previously listed with Sotheby’s a few months ago with an asking price of $32 million, the digs boast five bedrooms, 7,000 square feet and a central courtyard. Lee purchased the property from painter Jasper Johns for $16.6 million in 1998.

The home is named for Barbara Rutherford Hash, who enlisted Frederick Sterner as her architect when the home was built in 1920, according to the listing. [Curbed]Julie Strickland

  • FlipOutNYC

    Sorry Spike Lee, you hate to see your people got displaced because of gentrification going on. Why don’t you rent out your house and make it affordable for your people.

  • Walter

    63rd Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues is probably the worst block in New York. The traffic exits onto 63rd Street off of the 59th Street Bridge, and there are subway grates up and down the sidewalks for the F train. If he wants to sell, the price should be reduced by at least $9 million…and probably a lot more.