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Will's apartment is the rent-controlled apartment located on the 9th floor of 155 Riverside Drive in the Upper West Side in Manhattan, New York. It is the most used location in the series, being the residence of Will and, for most of the series, Grace. Jack has referred to it as "the apartment that sex forgot."[1] and Karen has described it as a "poorly decorated crack house".[2]

History

Will moved in sometime before the series, presumably with his then-boyfriend Michael as it was stated that they lived together when they were still dating.[3][4] Will also became the president of the tenants' association. After his argument with Grace about the opening of fireplaces, Grace runs against him during the elections and wins.[5]

At the start of the series, Jack briefly moves in with Will before being asked to moved out so Grace can have a place to stay after leaving Danny. Jack regularly comes to the apartment as he says he "lives there when Will is at work"[6].

During season 4, Will and Grace briefly sell the apartment to Rob and Ellen so they can afford a bigger and more expensive apartment.[7]

After season 8

The set for Will's apartment was donated by series co-creator and alumni Max Mutchnick to Emerson College Library in Massachusetts, although the hall to the bedrooms was replaced by a wall.

The apartment is seen again as the setting of the #VoteHoney special during the 2016 Presidential elections and during the ninth season, where some upgrades to the furniture have been made.

Architecture

The apartment is a one-floor two-bedroom unit with two bathrooms and a fireplace. During Grace's stay, she uses the guest bathroom while Will uses his own inside his bedroom. The living room, dining table are in one spacious room and the kitchen is elevated and separated by an island. The fire escape is beside the kitchen.[8]

Rooms

  • Kitchen (elevated)/dining room/living room
  • Balcony[9][10][11]
  • TV Room
  • Will's bedroom (with bathroom)
  • Grace's bedroom/guestroom
  • Bathroom

Media

Notes

  • Grace mentions that the apartment has a view of Central Park[12] and of New Jersey from her bedroom window[13].

References

  1. Someone Old, Someplace New
  2. Alice Doesn't Lisp Here Anymore
  3. Love and Marriage
  4. Hey La, Hey La, My Ex-Boyfriend's Back
  5. Election
  6. Sex, Losers and Videotape
  7. Something Borrowed, Someone's Due
  8. An Affair to Forget
  9. Homo for the Holidays
  10. Whoa, Nelly!
  11. Will on Ice
  12. A New Lease on Life
  13. He Shoots, They Snore

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