Live Where Fake Elaine Lived For $8M
The townhouse that served as an exterior shot for Elaine's apartment on "Seinfeld" is on the market for $8.65 million.
Puddy is presumably not there.
The "Today" Sponge Is In the Back
The townhouse is in Chelsea, a Manhattan neighborhood, and was built in 1839.
The last time it was bought was in 1995 by Henry Azorin and Lori Monson, according to the Wall Street Journal. According to the paper, for about a decade after the show went off the air in 1998, people would stop and take notice of the townhouse, which is most famous for being Elaine Benes' pretend apartment.
Is Elaine Home?
"Maybe twice a month, someone would walk by, and they’d say, 'Is this Elaine’s house?' I would go, 'How would you know that'?" said Lori Monson.
She adds that members of the "Seinfeld" production team once came to the house in 1989 to shoot the exteriors for the series, and then later came back to get nighttime shots for the show.
Get Your Takeout Delivered There
This real place is on West 20th Street in Manhattan, though Elaine's fake apartment was located on West 75th. And it's not actually apartments, just a three-story home with a three-bedroom apartment that's rented out.
The house has six bedrooms, six bathrooms, a landscaped garden, and exactly zero funky mattresses.