Carrie Fisher’s beloved home is on the market for nearly $12 million
As the old saying goes, there’s nothing as important in real estate as location, location, location – and it turns out that Carrie’s beloved childhood home Fisher is in a privileged place.
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The daughter of Hollywood royalty – Carrie’s mother was silver screen icon Debbie Reynolds, and her father was equally famous singer Eddie Fisher, who notoriously left Reynolds for Elizabeth Taylor – the late actress was cast as George Lucas’s Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977) when she was only 19 years old.
Fisher became a cinematic legend as Princess Leia Organa, later Princess General Leia Organa Solo, in six of the nine Skywalker Saga films, encompassing the original trilogy and the sequel trilogy – the aforementioned trilogy. A New Hope, Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980) , Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983), Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015), Episode VIII – The Last Jedi (2017), and Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (2019).
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Archive footage was used in The Rise of Skywalkerwhich wasn’t filmed until after the star’s death.
Fisher is synonymous with costars Mark Hamill (Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker) and Harrison Ford (Han Solo), who have both said how much they miss his humor and unparalleled candor in the years since his untimely passing.
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Long before Fisher became Princess Leia, she grew up on Manhattan’s Upper East Side in a house with her mother. Reynolds’ former residence is now on the market for a whopping $11.5 million – and it has all the bells and whistles you could want in a home.
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The residence’s formal living room, which was built in 1910, still features many original details, including crown molding and a stunning fireplace.
Many aspects of the historic Upper East Side home have been updated, including the chef’s kitchen which now features modern finishes and a dining area.
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The former Reynolds and Fisher house also has a wonderful staircase – you can almost imagine little Carrie trying to slide down the banister!
The house also has several additional living areas, including this game room that leads to an outdoor patio – true Manhattan luxury!
The master bathroom in the home where Reynolds raised his daughter was redone in soothing neutral tones to offer the homeowner an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.
More historic details can be found in the entrance, which features stunning marble floors.
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One of the home’s four bathrooms offers plenty of natural light from a skylight above the tub/shower combination.
The main bathroom, meanwhile, has been decorated in the same neutral tones as the master bedroom. This is the highlight? Two showers!
The house also has a nice library/office to relax in after a long day.
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Another of the house’s five bedrooms has an exposed brick wall – and was clearly occupied by a young Philadelphia Eagles fan recently.
And, last but not least, the New York house has a secret wine cellar that can hold up to 800 bottles!
The official compass list for the property at 154 East 74th Street in Manhattan offers the following neighborhood guide:
An upscale neighborhood with affluent roots. Although the Upper East Side is best known for its high-end real estate, well-known prep schools, and designer boutiques, affordable apartments and relaxed living are easy to find in this quiet, bright neighborhood.
Would you buy Carrie Fisher’s beloved childhood home?