Three-star Michelin chef Eric Ripert and his spouse Sandra are dishing their Higher East Facet house for $3.49 million — and it comes with a real chef’s kitchen that’s formidable!
“Eric designed the open kitchen, and it options an island the place everybody gathers and watches whereas he cooks, particularly on holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas,” Sandra, a dealer at Douglas Elliman, tells Gimme.
The three-bedroom, 2½-bathroom unit is plated throughout 2,311 sq. toes on the 25th ground of 515 E. 72nd St. It incorporates a wrap nook balcony and East River views.
The third bed room has been transformed right into a meditation room, stuffed with Buddhas, candles, fortunate bamboo and an image of the Dalai Lama.
“It’s very significant for Eric,” Sandra mentioned. “We’ve got one within the Hamptons as effectively.”
There’s additionally a light-filled open dwelling/eating room the place the couple has held glam dinner events over time, and plenty of customized storage.
The Riperts purchased the residence for $2.85 million in 2010, in response to information.
“It was an important place to lift our son, who went to the French Lycée,” Sandra mentioned. “He’s now off to varsity, and we’re searching for a change.”
The Riperts will keep within the metropolis — and inside strolling distance of Eric’s famed Midtown restaurant, Le Bernardin — which is slated to reopen on March 17.
“Eric likes to stroll to work. It’s his solely train,” Sandra quipped.
Constructing facilities embrace an Olympic-size pool and a basketball courtroom, together with a “yoga sanctuary and out of doors lounge,” a fitness center, spa and a rock-climbing wall.
The itemizing brokers are Douglas Elliman’s Patricia Vance and Sandra Ripert.