Is celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse moving in New York to get a bigger kitchen? The NY Post's Gimme Shelter column reports that Lagasse has just closed on an Upper East Side townhouse for around $11.5 million. His new home is a 6,900-square-foot, six-story building on East 61st Street which was recently renovated. It has two terraces, six fireplaces and a chef's kitchen. The home was originally listed last May for $14.9 million.
Lagasse's former New York City home has a more modest although still impressive kitchen. He has put his loft condo at the Beekman Regent building on East 51st Street on the market. The apartment, which is more than 4,000 square feet, is listed for $5.995 million with Nancy Candib of Brown Harris Stevens. Two adjacent apartments on the third floor were combined to make this spread which as a great room consisting of a large living room, formal dining room area and a chef's kitchen Adjacent to the great room there is a bedroom which could be used as a library-media room. There are two large master bedroom suites, and another couple of bedrooms. Because the home was once two apartments there are two kitchens and the listing says the smaller one could be used as a wet bar or large laundry room.
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