Inside Meryl Streep’s Stunning Real Estate Portfolio
Due to Meryl Streep’s star power, it may come as a surprise how relatively normal and low-key her personal life is. The prolific actor, married to sculptor Don Gummer for 43+ years, holds the record for most Oscar nominations (21), but she’s notoriously private and has largely stayed away from the tabloids – a feat for any A-listener to be proud of. When it comes to real estate, it seems Streep has an equally low-key approach, holding on to most properties for many years, if not decades — a rarity among Hollywood’s freaking populace. Here we’ve rounded up some of Streep’s most award-winning residences, past and present.
About a decade after graduating from the Yale School of Drama, Streep returned to Connecticut, where she and Gummer paid $1.8 million for an estate in the peaceful historic town of Salisbury. The sprawling property includes a small sheep farm and a 47-acre lake. As well as the gray contemporary main house, there are also a pair of barns, a gatehouse and a spacious art studio for Gummer. The inhabitants of the neighborhood spotted Streep around town but leaves it largely alone, which Streep appreciates. In a 1986 interview with Ladies’ Home Journalshe says, “I would much rather not have all the attention and adulation, people go crazy when they see me in public. In fact, I’m kind of boring, except for this incredibly fascinating career that I ‘ai. Day to day, you know, I’m like everyone else. Streep and Gummer raised their four kids in Connecticut, and they still own the house.
The couple then bought a red-brick Greek Revival townhouse in the heart of New York’s Greenwich Village for $2.2 million. The five-story residence was originally built in 1845 and was located a few blocks from Washington Square Park. The 6,585 square foot dwelling included a dining area that could seat up to 16 people; a kitchen with two ovens, two dishwashers, a wine cooler and warming drawers; a bar area; and an outdoor garden and roof garden for warm weather accommodation. The master suite, one of six bedrooms, occupied the entire top floor and featured a 25-foot skylight, with a 450-square-foot Calacatta marble bath, likely a sweet respite for Streep amid the daily grind. The iron Lady the star ended up selling the townhouse to the late Johnson & Johnson heiress Elizabeth “Libet” Johnson in 2005 for $9.1 million.
Shortly after selling their Greenwich Village townhouse, Streep and Gummer bought a $10.3 million Tribeca penthouse. Covering an entire floor of River Lofts and accessible only by private elevator, the 3,944-square-foot unit offered sweeping views of the Hudson, with floor-to-ceiling windows opening onto landscaped terraces on three sides. The modern and spacious unit featured four bedrooms and four bathrooms, an entry gallery topped with a skylight, a freestanding wood-burning fireplace in the living room, and a kitchen revolving around a butcher block island. The couple listed the unit for $24.6 million in 2018, but had to drop the asking price a bit over the next few months. They eventually sold it for $15.8 million in early 2020.