Nichols’ Mint: $5.2 M. on the Upper East Side

Just like Benjamin Braddock, Max Nichols is moving closer to home. The son of Graduate (and a million other great movies and plays) director Mike Nichols and his wife have just purchased a six-story redbrick townhouse on the Upper East Side.

The Nicholses are leaving behind Greenwich Village, where they owned a duplex. Mr. Nichols had been selling the three-bedroom himself since September, asking $2.25 million; it slipped off the market in mid-January. A 718 number attached to the listing was disconnected and emails were not returned.

“A rare opportunity to own a two-story home… nestled inside a luxury building with a full staff, turnaround driveway, landscaped garden, 24-hour garage, exercise facility and so much more!” declared, the Web site Mr. Nichols launched to market the renovated home, which had been purchased in 2004 for $1.255 million, according to StreetEasy. Mr. Nichols has worked in the music industry, but it appears he has a future ahead of him as a broker.

As for the new home, it was purchased for $5.2 million from Edward and Sharon Kreps, doctors who had owned the mansarded beauty since 1970, according to city records. “In addition to six stories above grade, there is also unbelievable amounts of basement storage including a wine cellar,” Lydia Rosengarten writes in her Leslie J. Garfield listing. Hope all that wine does not give the Nicholses Heartburn.

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mchaban [at] | @mc_nyo Nichols’ Mint: $5.2 M. on the Upper East Side