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

From left: Spike Lee and 153 East 63rd Street
From left: Spike Lee and 153 East 63rd Street

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.

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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