If politicians are to be believed, Americans hate Wall Street, which means they're really going to despise this new-to-market duplex at 812 Park Avenue. The renovated 9-room apartment in the pre-war co-op with a pristine heritage belongs to Christopher Errico, once described as Morgan Stanley's biggest producer before he jumped ship for the ultra-high-net-worth division of UBS. (He's also dabbled on the society circuit.) The Erricos are asking $11.5 million for the place after buying it for $9 million in 2008 from the estate of Shirley Bernstein, who was so Park Avenue that she once spoke out about the horrors of looking down from windows at a lowly vegetable salesman.
The entrance gallery, with its sweeping staircase and huge mural, is definitely the attention-grabber here, but we're also drawn to that roaring fireplace, burning hotter than even the populist rage aimed squarely at Park Avenue high society.
· Listing: 812 Park Avenue #7/8C [Sotheby's]
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