‘The Nanny’: How Much Was the Sheffield House Really Worth?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Dawn breaks over Manhattan

Maxwell Sheffield, the broadway producer, featured in The Nanny, had lots going for him. He was rich, he was good trying, and fairly profitable, though nowhere close to as profitable as his nemesis, Andrew Llyod Webber. His expansive Manhattan mansion personified simply how rich he was compared to the common individual. Can you guess how a lot the house would have truly value the British businessman?

Where was the Sheffield residence
situated?

Exterior pictures for the sequence
utilized a constructing situated at 7 East 75th Street in Manhattan. Located
on the Upper East Side, the constructing used for the outside pictures of the Sheffield
residence is just not a single-family residence. Instead, it’s a constructing that comprises
20 totally different items, consisting of principally one-bedroom flats, though
bigger items are additionally obtainable.  

Dawn breaks over Manhattan
Dawn breaks over Manhattan | Spencer Platt/Getty Images

According to Apartment List,
a one-bedroom unit within the constructing will value residents simply over $4,000 per
month today. Zillow
notes that the 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom penthouse was final rented in 2017 for
$6,750. The constructing was final offered in 2008 for over $14 million.

How giant was the house supposed
to be?

Manhattan is just not recognized for providing
many single-family houses. As one of the vital densely populated cities within the
world, its residents are typically condo dwellers. Even nonetheless, if you happen to look
exhausting sufficient, you’ll find fairly giant houses in Manhattan. The Sheffield
residence was a type of elusive, giant residing areas. Fran Fine as soon as acknowledged
that the house had 19 rooms. We know that there’s at the very least one visitor bed room in
the home, and every child, in addition to Maxwell, Niles, and Fran,
had their very own bedrooms.

Fran Drescher as Fran Fine and Charles Shaugnessy as Maxwell Sheffield in 'The Nanny'Fran Drescher as Fran Fine and Charles Shaugnessy as Maxwell Sheffield in 'The Nanny'
Fran Drescher (as Fran Fine) and Charles Shaughnessy (as Maxwell Sheffield) | CBS by way of Getty Images)

Maxwell, Fran, and Niles presumably
all had their very own loos, too, and there was a visitor bathtub downstairs.
Assuming the three youngsters shared a toilet, it’s protected to imagine the home had
at the very least seven bedrooms, 5 loos, and at the very least one workplace. The sheer
measurement of the lounge suggests the house wasn’t skimping on sq. footage,
both. One can assume the residing area was roughly 6,000 sq. ft, and the Sheffields
even loved an outside patio, which stays a rarity in New
York City
.

How a lot would the house have actually
value?

The Nanny led to 1999
with Max and Fran strolling off into the sundown collectively, leaving New York
behind. Even although the present ended with the pair away from New York, their New
York City house is what most individuals affiliate with the sequence. So, how a lot
would an area like that basically value?

A fast search of Zillow
finds a number of comparable properties, at the very least when it comes to measurement and primary floorplan.
One residence, situated on East 74th Street, is presently in the marketplace
for $12.Four million. That’s it’s worth today, although, 20 years after the
Sheffields left Manhattan. The residence, nonetheless, was offered in 1995, through the
sequence’ six-season run for $5.eight million.  Assuming the Sheffield household moved into the
residence a number of years earlier than Fran confirmed up on their doorstep, one can hypothesize
the Broadway producer paid about $Four million for his spacious abode.

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