For Antonio Banderas, the sale of a certain co-op unit in Manhattan has become has yet to come to a close. The actor, producer, and occasional director first listed the property since at least 2018; he purchased it with now ex-wife Melanie Griffith for $4 million, and first listed it for $8 million.
The flat apartment is located in The Prasada, a historic residential building that went up in 1907, and features a Beaux-Arts façade of carved limestone. It is a combination residence, with four bedrooms and four baths in all.
The residence is parkside, and fourth floor, offering a pleasing combination of Central Park and street views. Its many classic features include herringbone-pattern oak floors in many of the living spaces, exposed beams, and crown moldings.
The kitchen boasts black-and-white tile, glass cabinetry, stainless, and soapstone countertops; the overall effect is strikingly relaxed and literate: classic New York. A rotunda foyer with a red ceiling is the prologue; the most dramatic space is surely the dining room, a glossy affair in black and white, with a window seat and a fireplace with a marble surround and a carved hardwood mantel.
The master suite occupies the northeastern corner of the unit. The bedroom is augmented by his and hers walk-in closets, and a large master bath.
This year, Banderas appears in a supporting role—opposite Robert Downey, Jr.—in the veterinary odyssey reboot Doolittle. Next year will find him in Ruben Fleischer’s game new feature, Uncharted.