Ever wondered what life would be like in a Wes Anderson film? Now, you can see for yourself. For the first time in decades, the New York mansion known as the set of the filmmaker’s 2001 film The Royal Tenenbaums is available to rent – that is, if you have a spare $20,000 a month lying around.
Designed by Adolph Hoak in the 1880s, the house is located on the corner of 144th St and Convent Ave in Harlem. Prior to filming, the young family who had purchased the home told Anderson that he could do as he pleased, provided he worked with the family’s architect.
The result is a whimsical space of oak stairwells lined with boar heads and cherry-red tracksuits. The mansion would become the home of the Tenenbaums – a dysfunctional jumble of personalities and egos so definitive, each has his own uniform. Think: Chas’ (Ben Stiller) adidas tracksuit; Richie’s (Luke Wilson) headband and 70s porn star sunglasses; Margot’s (Gwyneth Paltrow) Lacoste dress wrapped in a Fendi fur.
According to the ad, the mansion spans 6,000 square feet and comes with six bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, a formal living room, formal dining room, butler kitchen, family room, chef's kitchen, and garden. The first three floors are accessible via an elevator that runs through the house.