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Fred Astaire’s old Park Avenue pad hits the market for $4M

A classic Upper East Side co-op once owned by legendary dancer/actor Fred Astaire is currently on the market for $3.99 million. The seller is Montreal-born interior designer Garrow Kedigian, who has added bold high-gloss color to the “classic seven” unit at 863 Park Ave.

“I didn’t find out until my co-op board interview that [Astaire] lived here for about 10 years after World War II,” said Kedigian, in a 2013 House Beautiful Q&A about the renovation and restoration project he undertook.

“The owners before me, who purchased the place from him, had hardly changed a thing. It was a wreck. We scraped off 32 layers of paint and wallpaper.

The plaster had cracks you could stick a finger in. White shag carpeting covered the parquet! There was almost none of the original architectural detail you’d expect to find in a Beaux Arts Park Avenue building like this — only plain square beams.”

Kedigian purchased the L-shaped spread in “estate condition” in 2012 for $2.3 million and did an “elaborate” makeover, according to Compass, the brokerage firm that holds the listing.

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