After reproductive rights advocate Ruth P. Smith died earlier this year, her estate popped her two-bedroom apartment at The Dakota onto the market for $6.95 million. For an apartment at The Dakota, frankly, it doesn't look like all that much. But for a fearless buyer willing to knock down a few walls and tangle with the tough co-op board, it can be something better...9 rooms better. Smith's apartment is now on offer as part of the $19.5 million, 5BR, 4BA combo unit above. Just be sure to have the board over to that 23-foot formal dining room once it's done.
· Listing: The Dakota - 11 Rooms [BHS]
· The Dakota coverage [Curbed]