You probably recognize her as Olivia Benson from Law & Order, but Mariska Hargitay's house on New York City's Upper West Side sold for $8.75 in 2018, and the photographs prove it was seriously stunning. The star's former home was a colorful, contemporary townhouse featuring an unheard of six floors, five bedrooms, eight and a half baths, a rooftop deck, and a terrace.
According to the property listing, the space was completely renovated to install floor-to-ceiling windows, showcasing natural light throughout the expansive kitchen and dining room. Upon entering the home, you'll be greeted with a spacious living room boasting tall ceilings, and a mirrored wall that creates the illusion of even more space. Though the palette is neutral, there's plenty of color accents throughout, from the artwork to blue stairs. A modern kitchen sits below a lofted dining room, with bright yellow cabinets for a pop of color. The breakfast nook feels contemporary and cool, but still retains plenty of cozy vibes.
Upstairs, the primary bedroom is contemporary with a neutral color scheme and windows that offer a view of the street below. The spacious en suite bath features a tub, shower, and double vanities. In addition to more living spaces inside, the townhouse offers a lovely outdoor terrace, perfect for relaxing on a warm summer night. Thanks to the foliage-covered patio, you almost forget you're in New York City.
The term “Primary Bedroom” is now widely used to describe the largest bedroom in the home, as it better reflects the space’s purpose. Many realtors, architects, interior designers, and the Real Estate Standards Association have recognized the potentially discriminatory connotations in the term “Master.” Read more about our Diversity and Inclusion Pledge.
Take a Peek Inside Mariska Hargitay's House
The bold blue stairs and above fireplace art add pops of color to the otherwise neutral living area.
The living room benefits from an abundance of natural light, thanks to oversized, floor-to-ceiling windows.
The townhome is full of contemporary cool accents, from the couch, to the coffee table objects, to the dining room chandelier.
This room isn't for the color faint of heart. Yellow might be unexpected in a kitchen, but it looks so chic.
The built-in kitchen nook perfectly blends contemporary and cozy.
Incorporating more pops of blue, the dining room has just the right amount of glam for a formal space, yet still feels intimate.
The neutral palette continues downstairs, with an oversized sectional that looks perfect for curling up on after a long day. Darker toned pillows add dimension.
Thanks to the large windows providing ample natural light and a mostly white color palette, the primary bedroom has an airy, dreamy feel to it.
The primary bathroom doesn't disappoint, either. It's spacious by New York City standards, and we can never resist an all-white space.
The term “Primary Bathroom” is now widely used to describe the largest bathroom in the home, as it better reflects the space’s purpose. Many realtors, architects, interior designers, and the Real Estate Standards Association have recognized the potentially discriminatory connotations in the term “Master.” Read more about our Diversity and Inclusion Pledge.
Modern artwork and curved furniture up the contemporary vibes in this office/sitting area.
This bedroom features a nautical theme, complete with hanging ships, a boat bow bed, coral armchair, and ocean blue carpet.
The deck off this bedroom is the perfect spot for a morning cup of coffee.
Outdoor space is rare in New York City, so this oversized patio off the kitchen is a true luxury and the perfect spot to eat your eggs al fresco.
No matter what floor you're on in this townhouse, you can let the outdoors in thanks to larger than life floor-to-ceiling windows.