As Trevor Noah returns to his late night post this week, with a new format filmed in the safety of his own couch, we’re grateful that he’s found a way to come back to our screens and keep us informed on what’s going on in the world.
After last week’s three episodes of what’s now called The Daily Social Distancing Show saw great ratings on TV, and each episode drew in more than 3 million YouTube views in the first 24 hours, Trevor Noah and his team will now adopt the new format for all of their upcoming shows.
This follows similar moves by late night show hosts Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert, or Jimmy Fallon, who have all started recording segments from their homes last. And we couldn’t be more grateful to have back the relief of our nightly humor sessions, with a double dose of staying informed.
And as our favorite show hosts invite us into their own homes, we can’t help but want to see past what the camera is willing to show us. Luckily, in some cases, we can. Or at least in the case of Trevor Noah, whose Hell’s Kitchen apartment was heavily mediatized when he bought it back in 2017.
Three years ago, Trevor paid $10 million for a never-lived-in-before 3,596-square-foot penthouse in Hell’s Kitchen — which was initially listed for $12,995,000. It comes with 3 bedrooms, 3 full and 2 1/2 bathrooms, and a generous terrace with killer NYC skyline views.
Now, past the sofa and bookshelf behind the sofa, both pictured on the show as Trevor’s current setup, we don’t know how the comedian decorated or partitioned the space. But since we covered the purchase when Trevor got the apartment, we can show you the listing photos that probably first attracted Trevor to the place, and give you a sense of what the new Daily Show ‘set’ looks like in real life.
Among the most attractive features in Trevor Noah’s apartment: an 29-foot-long open living room that connects to an eat-in kitchen (with polished concrete countertops and designer fixtures), 2 guest bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms; and a sun-flooded den with a soaring 14-foot ceiling. Better yet, look for yourself:
Trevor’s building: the Stella Tower
Trevor Noah’s penthouse is located in the Stella Tower, a gorgeous building that combines the best of pre-war architecture with modern, stylish NYC living. Designed in 1927 by pre-eminent Art Deco architect Ralph Walker — who named it after his wife — Stella Tower was converted into condos in 2014 by JDS Development Group and Property Markets Group in partnership with Starwood Capital Group.
Stella Tower’s ornamentation, handcrafted brick facade, entryway, terrazzo lobby floor, and remarkable crown have been carefully restored to reflect the brilliance of Ralph Walker’s masterpieces.
Now home to 51 upscale units, the pre-war building features a fitness center, a residents’ lounge with pantry and bar, and outdoor garden and lounge. Too bad those all sound like amenities Trevor won’t get to enjoy anytime soon.