Wes Anderson’s movies are famous for their beautiful locations.
Now, you have a chance to experience the feeling of living in one of these incredible settings for yourself – the plush New York mansion featured in The Royal Tenenbaums has just hit the rental market.
Located on Convent Avenue, Manhattan, the property spans 6,000 sq. ft. and boasts six bedrooms, four-and-a-half (according to its listing) bathrooms, formal living and dining areas, two kitchens, a family room, private elevator and a vast garden. Positioned on a corner, the home’s fifty – yes, fifty – windows, offering views North, East and West.
The house was designed by architect Adolph Hoak back in the 1880s and still includes many of its original features, including grand Victorian-era fireplaces, beautiful woodwork and one-of-a-kind stained glass windows.
With so many of its original features intact, you may be surprised to know that the home’s previous owners told Anderson that he could alter the house as he liked before filming began on the 2001 cult classic, provided he worked with the family’s architect. Luckily, the director saw the beauty in these vintage accents, leaving much of the home unchanged.
The home provided the perfect backdrop for the multi award-winning movie, which starred Gwyneth Paltrow, Luke Wilson and Ben Stiller as the now-grown prodigy children of the dysfunctional Tenenbaum family, who reluctantly return to the family home after their dying father decides to make amends.
It may be the movie that made the mansion famous, but the listing adds that the property has always had an important place in New York history. It was once home to former New York governor Charles H. Tuttle, who welcomed a string of high-profile guests during his time in residence.
So, how much would moving into this charming townhouse set you back?
Predictably, being surrounded by so much luxury and history comes with a fairly large price tag – $20,000 per month, to be exact. However, given the home’s past, location and beautiful interior, we’d say it’s a fair price.
More information on the listing can be found here.