Home improvement expert Bob Vila has picked up a 3BR co-op at 115 East 67th Street for $2,462,500, but will Vila and his wife actually move in? The Observer notes that Vila has a history of purchasing, renovating, and flipping Manhattan properties. The listing had only one photo for the eight-room apartment, which could mean it's a fixer-upper, but the brokerbabble gives no clues. The unit was originally listed for $2.995 million, and it has a 30' long living room with a wood-burning fireplace, a formal dining room, three bedrooms, four full bathrooms, two staff rooms, and a private elevator entrance. The building was built by the Rockefellers in 1931, and it has a beautifully landscaped interior courtyard.
Will Vila be keeping this pied-a-terre or will it be back on the market in the not-so-distant future?
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