Royal Tenenbaum’s Harlem House Is On The Rental Market


[Alec Baldwin voice] “Royal Tenenbaum purchased the home on Archer Avenue within the winter of his thirty fifth 12 months,” however you may hire it proper now.

The enduring residence from Wes Anderson’s 2001 movie is in the marketplace, totally furnished, for $20,000/month. BYO-Scalamandre wallpaper, as a result of it does not seem anyplace within the itemizing photographs.

When The Royal Tenenbaums was launched, the director and Citi Bicycle fanatic instructed the Observer, “We spent months looking for totally different homes. It wanted to be a New York home that wasn’t stereotypical, and the place you’d have an actual sturdy sense of household historical past.” Earlier than the script was even performed, he discovered the Archer Avenue home, which in actuality is at 339 Convent Avenue (at 144th Road) in Harlem’s Hamilton Heights. “[It] kinda has a storybook high quality to it,” Anderson mentioned.

The 8,000-square-foot mansion was vacant when Anderson and his staff noticed it, however had simply been bought by Willie Woods for $460,000. He allowed Anderson to hire it for six months earlier than beginning his personal renovations on it.

Lengthy earlier than Anderson’s dysfunctional household (who summered on Metropolis Island) moved in, it was residence to U.S. lawyer Charles H. Tuttle, and “a number of illustrious New York personalities, corresponding to Fiorello LaGuardia and James Russel Parson, had been common friends.”
There are six bedrooms, 4.5 baths, a butler kitchen, a chef’s kitchen, hidden cigarettes, six fireplaces, an elevator, and over 50 home windows. It is usually conveniently situated close to the A/B/C/D cease at 145th Road, however if you happen to’re residing there, hopefully your mode of transportation is a little more whimsical and features a sidecar with Invoice Murray as a everlasting fixture.

The Royal Tenenbaums is getting a Twentieth-anniversary screening at this 12 months’s Tribeca Movie Pageant, with a post-screening reunion Q&A session with Anderson and far of the solid (together with Alec Baldwin, Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Anjelica Huston, and Danny Glover).