The Royal Tenenbaums' House Is Now Available For Fans to Rent
Keegan Prosser
The famous New York City residence featured in Wes Anderson's The Royal Tenenbaums was recently made available for rent.
Located at 339 Convent Avenue in the Hamilton Heights neighborhood of Harlem, the 1889 townhouse is available for tourists for $20,000 per month, according to IndieWire.
Developed by Jacob D. Butler and designed by Adolph Hoak, the 6,000-square-foot property was previously the home of U.S. attorney Charles H. Tuttle and has been visited by the New York icons like Fiorello LaGuardia and James Russel Parson. While the property was vacant when Anderson first came across it in 2000, it had been recently purchased for $460,000 by Willie Woods, who allowed the director to rent the property for six months to film.
The six-bedroom Flemish Revival mansion features four and a half bathrooms, a formal living room, a formal dining room, both a chef's and butler's kitchen, a family room and a garden. The first three floors of the home are also served by an elevator.
Following the release of The Royal Tenenbaums in 2001, Anderson praised the "storybook quality" of the home and explained that it was vital he found a New York home that "wasn't stereotypical."
News of the house going up for rent comes just weeks after it was confirmed that a 20th-anniversary celebration for the film will be held during the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival, which takes place June 9-20 in New York City. The event will stream online and feature Anderson, along with cast members including Alec Baldwin, Gwyneth Paltrow, Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, Anjelica Huston and Danny Glover.
The 2021 Tribeca Film Festival will also feature the premieres of films including Bernadette Wegenstein's The Conductor, Gaysorn Thavat's The Justice of Bunny King and the Dan Chen-helmed documentary Accepted.
The official synopsis for The Royal Tenenbaums reads,
Directed by Wes Anderson, The Royal Tenenbaums stars Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston, Ben Stiller, Bill Murray, Danny Glover and Alec Baldwin. The film is available to stream on Amazon Prime Video and other streaming platforms.
Source: IndieWire, Twitter