Legendary starchitect Paul Rudolph's personally designed home at 23 Beekman Place, landmarked by the city in 2010, was listed yesterday for $27,500,000 by its current owner, an entity known only as Ruppert LLC, which purchased the building in 2002 for $6.325 million. 23 Beekman consists of four units—a 1BR, 2BA, two 2BR duplexes, and, of course, the famous three-story penthouse that Rudolph himself called home—and currently has tenants in place in all of them, although the lease on the penthouse is set to expire in April (it was last listed for $14,000/month.) Having been described as "Rubik's Cube-like," by New York Magazine and a "modern icon" by Landmarks Preservation Commission chairman Robert Tierney, the penthouse is the real selling point, and, best of all, the owner will not have to contend with the building's infamously spiteful neighbor.
· Listing: 23 Beekman Place [Brown Harris Stevens]
· Paul Rudolph coverage [Curbed]