Gramercy Park Brownstone Owned by Ric Ocasek on the Market

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It’s been less than a month since Cars frontman Ric Ocasek died, but it seems that the Manhattan brownstone he owned with estranged wife Paulina Porizkova is on the market.

The two originally listed the home in January, according to a report from Variety.

Ocasek was still living there when he died on Sept. 15 while he was recovering from surgery.

The 23.5-foot wide brownstone sits in Manhattan’s Gramercy Park and is located on a tree-lined block of East 19th Street.

According to the listing, it was built in the 1850s, and then remodeled in 1919 by the architectural firm of Sterner and Wolfe.

It features a Candela-built living room with a soaring 20-foot high ceiling punctuated by a wall of windows that face the private south-facing garden. A mezzanine study overlooks the living room.

The 5,760-square-foot house has five bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths, a beautiful eat-in kitchen, wood-burning fireplaces, a writing alcove with skylight, and a recording studio in the finished basement.

Yes, you could record in the same place Ric Ocasek laid down tracks.

Worried about the stairs? Don’t be. The home has an elevator to take you to every floor.

The Cars had their start in 1976, and began hitting the charts in 1978 with songs like “Just What I Needed,” “My Best Friend’s Girl,” “Good Times Roll,” “You Might Think,” “Drive,” and “Magic.”

Ocasek began a solo career in 1988 when the Cars disbanded.

You can see the full listing for this celebrity home here.