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Longtime owner of Pee-wee Herman’s real playhouse tells all

1846 Oxley St. in South Pasadena, Calif

Pee-wee, played by the late Paul Reubens, first appeared as the memorable character in the late ’70s. But it was the 1985 film “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure,” directed by Tim Burton, that catapulted him — and this particular home — into stardom.

Little did the real owners of the three-bedroom, two-bathroom property — at 1846 Oxley St. in South Pasadena, Calif. — know that the home’s association with Pee-wee would bring fans far and wide to pay homage to the quirky character. —Read full article on NY Post

Bob Dylan parting ways with longtime Scotland estate

In 1997, Bob Dylan once professed his love for Scotland, writing his hit song “Highlands” with the lyrics, “Well my heart’s in the Highland, I’m gonna go there when I feel good enough to go.”

Not only did he feel good enough to go to Scotland, he bought a place there. In 2006, Dylan, now 82, alongside his brother, purchased what’s known as the Aultmore House for $2.9 million.

Made up of 16 bedrooms and 11 baths, the home — situated on 24 acres of land — is now on sale for $3.9 million. —Read full article on NY Post

Broadway Legend Stephen Sondheim’s Manhattan Townhouse—Where He Wrote Tony-Winning Musicals—Is Selling to the Tune of $7 Million

246 East 49th Street, Turtle Bay, Manhattan

It’s where he composed ‘Sunday in the Park with George,’ his Pulitzer Prize–winning musical based on George Seurat.

The renowned composer bought the five-story building in the 1960s, following the success of his Gypsy theater production in 1959. He resided in the house—located in Turtle Bay Gardens, among only 20 historic homes that make up the tony Manhattan neighborhood—for decades until his death, in 2021.

Sondheim said he was inspired to invest in real estate after receiving an economics lesson from a friend. Using the royalties from Gypsy, he managed to afford the down payment. In the beginning, he rented out the top three floors of the townhouse to help pay the mortgage.

But it’s the preserved music studio, complete with wood-burning fireplace, that will be the property’s highlight for fans of Sondheim’s works, which includes a combination of music and lyrics for not only Gypsy (1959) but also West Side Story (1957), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1962), Follies (1971), Sweeney Todd (1979), and Into the Woods (1987). And there was, of course, Sunday in the Park with George, Sondheim’s Pulitzer Prize–winning musical of 1984 based on the post-Impressionist artist George Seurat’s life and work—in particular his pointillist painting A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte—as seen through a contemporary lens. —Read full article on Artnet.com

“Devil Wears Prada” Townhouse On Sale for a casual $27,500,000 USD

129 East 73rd Street, Upper East Side, Manhattan

Made famous by the undeniably iconic film, The Devil Wears Prada, the townhouse was previously home to the fictional character (and fashion royalty) Miranda Priestly — played by Meryl Streep. The 22-foot wide townhouse is located on East 73rd Street and is priced at a casual $27,500,000 USD. First showcased in the film as Andy (played by Anne Hathaway) sheepishly enters a hallway entrance to deliver “the book,” the opulent home became a window into the otherwise mysterious life of Priestly. this hallway was also used for a scene in the show Gossip Girl. —Read full article on Hypebae.com

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