Violinist Itzhak Perlman Lists Manhattan Home for $17.5 Million

March 31, 2022, 2:34 PM · This week superstar violinist Itzhak Perlman and his wife, Toby, listed their Manhattan home for sale, for $17.5 million.

It's a pretty hefty price tag, but it might not be much higher than the one on his 1714 "Soil" Stradivarius, were Perlman to sell his violin!

Perlman homeViolinist Itzhak Perlman, and the music room at his Manhattan townhouse. Image courtesy Richard Steinberg of Compass.

The townhouse, built in 1901, is located a half-block from Central Park and a half-dozen blocks from Lincoln Center, at 21 West 70th St. on the Upper West Side. Click here for the listing, which will give you a peek inside.

The six-floor, 8,000-square-foot townhouse has six bedrooms, five bathrooms, four powder rooms, a large kitchen, a private roof deck, terrace, and garden. It also has an indoor swimming pool and sauna, as well as an elevator to all floors but the basement and top floor.

Perlman, 76, is a soloist and conductor, who also teaches the Juilliard School, having studied there himself with Dorothy DeLay and Ivan Galaman. He has won numerous honors and awards, including 15 Grammys, four Emmys, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He also teaches at the Perlman Music Program, a summer music program which was founded by Toby Perlman in 1994 on Shelter Island.

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April 1, 2022 at 02:06 PM · Where are they moving?

April 1, 2022 at 05:36 PM · This article quoted a friend, saying:

"They raised their family here, but their kids are all grown up now and the house is just too big for two people,” a friend said, adding that they are staying in the neighborhood. “They adore the Upper West Side. It’s all about being close to Lincoln Center."

Since they don't name the friend, I take that with a little bit of a grain of salt, but it sounds plausible. It would be a very big place for two people. I believe they also have other homes.

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