Ferguson made his Broadway debut in On the Town and was in the original Broadway cast of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, for which he and his ensemble cast won a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Cast Ensemble. He has appeared in theatre adaptations of A Winter’s Tale, The Producers, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Spamalot and The Merchant of Venice. For his performance in the 2016 Broadway production of Fully Committed, Ferguson was awarded a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Solo Performance.
“Modern Family” star Jesse Tyler Ferguson and his husband, Tony Award-winning producer Justin Mikita, have just sold their Gramercy Park home. The 200 E. 16th St. co-op traded hands for $1.44 million, according to public records. The sale comes as Ferguson told Bravo’s Andy Cohen earlier this week that it might be time, after the show’s popular run, for a “Modern Family” spin-off.
Ferguson and Mikita relisted this apartment in January for $1.44 million as they beforehand moved with their baby into an even bigger two-bedroom residence in Chelsea. That $ 3 million residence, at d’Orsay, is reportedly 1,402 sq. toes and comes with a non-public elevator touchdown, an open chef’s kitchen and a terrace. It was first listed for $1.49 million in 2018.
Inside the apartment
Given the way the charming place is put together, it’s easy to see how a buyer could just snap it up as-is. A complete remodel has maximized every inch, and there are great built-ins and finishes: Carrara marble counters, high-end appliances, and well-appointed bathrooms.
Ferguson and his lawyer husband, Justin Mikita, bought the Gramercy Park apartment for $1.2 million in 2015, around the time Ferguson was starring in a Shakespeare in the Park production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” At 900 square feet, this just-sold unit features 11-foot ceilings, sets of French doors and a master bedroom with double marble vanities in the ensuite bathroom. The home’s open chef’s kitchen is where the Emmy-nominated Ferguson created recipes for “Food Between Friends: A Cookbook,” which he co-authored.
Gurski and his team spent about six months renovating the apartment, with the biggest changes being evening out oddly placed niches and setbacks in the walls, and building in storage spaces in every room. Once the bones of the layout were in place, Gurski worked hand-in-hand with the couple to furnish the space with a cool, blue-heavy palette.
While at 1,500 square feet, the apartment is spacious by New York standards, cosy details like embroidered animal pillows and lush throws add a homey touch. The texture was added in the form of different wallpapers and three-dimensional wall hangings. The powder room, in particular, is especially memorable, with custom black-and-gold Donald Robertson wallpaper that depicts the couple’s dog as well as New York scenes.