Trevor Noah, host of The Daily Show, is listing his Manhattan penthouse for $12.95 million. With unobstructed views of the city and the Hudson River in the New York Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood, the three-bedroom, 3,600-square-foot duplex apartment has been beautifully updated since the comedian bought it in 2017, while retaining the historic ambience of the Art Deco-era New York Telephone Building.
Originally designed in the 1920s by Ralph Thomas Walker, who was recognized in 1957 by The New York Times as “Architect of the Century,” the building was converted to apartments in 2014 and renamed Stella Tower after Walker’s late wife. The building has one of the city’s most breathtaking lobbies and is near many iconic addresses, including Central Park, Lincoln Center and Hudson Yards.
Located on the 17th and 18th floors, Noah’s apartment includes a floating staircase, floor-to-ceiling windows and 15-foot ceilings. Unique features include a home theater, large dining area, French oak flooring, a black-granite wet bar, marble fireplace, custom built-ins, suede leather upholstery, dramatic archways, upscale lighting, a chef’s kitchen with two dishwashers and a 1,000-square-foot terrace with a heated plunge pool and built-in speakers.
Big southern views are unobstructed by neighboring buildings and allow sunlight to flow throughout the apartment’s windows and tall ceilings, according to TopTenRealEstateDeals.com. The walls have been finished with various textures and accents, including hand-rubbed Cortina leather in the primary bedroom, a black Fior di Bosco marble powder room with hand-applied Callidus Guild plaster walls and wool Holland & Sherry upholstered walls in the home theater.
The kitchen is elegant and functional with top-of-the-line appliances, polished marble slab countertops, an entire wall set up as the bar area and an adjoining pantry. The French-oak flooring flows majestically throughout the space, providing a perfect canvas for the entire penthouse.
Born and raised in South Africa, Noah’s comedy career has catapulted from roles in local South African talk shows to a writer and host of The Daily Show, where he replaced Jon Stewart in 2015. Since then, Noah has written The New York Times best-selling autobiography Born a Crime and served as the host of two Grammy Awards and the 2022 White House Correspondents Dinner. He recently announced that he would be leaving The Daily Show at the end of the year.