After famed real estate broker Linda Stein?who managed the Ramones in the '70s and later helped Sting, Madonna, Elton John and other boldfacers find apartments?was sensationally murdered inside her Fifth Avenue apartment, her family sold the one-bedroom pad for $1.045 million, though it was reported to be worth up to $2.4 million. That deal was done in August. Now, a penthouse duplex in the same co-op has hit the market for $19 million, and according to the Brown Harris Stevens listing, Stein's old apartment can be thrown into the mix:
Additionally, there is an option to acquire the adjoining one bedroom, two bath apartment in mint condition with the same glorious views for $1,800,000. This apartment can be easily combined to create a full floor, six bedroom, six bathroom plus staff room residence or keep it as separate staff quarters or guest suite. This is a very rare offering for the discerning purchaser. From real estate royalty to staff quarters? Just another day on the Gold Coast.
· Listing: 965 Fifth Avenue [BHS]