Luxurious Gold Coast co-ops like 810 Fifth Avenue were made to resist change, so it's not a big surprise that the layout of billionaire Charles Bronfman's 3BR/4BA full-floor residence has not been altered significantly since the building was constructed in 1926. The social rooms—living room, dining room, and library—are essentially unchanged. What is different is the number of servants quarters necessary to run a super-wealthy household, and the amount of private space required by the master of the house.
Four maids rooms (all narrower than five feet across) and a servants hall have been collapsed into one maid's room and an office. More significantly, three bedrooms have been transformed into one massive master suite that includes a master bedroom, a master bath, two dressing rooms, and a second bathroom. More than 50% of the apartment's southern exposures are given over to these private rooms.
Bronfman purchased the sixth floor at 810 Fifth Avenue in 2010 for $21 million and listed it for sale less than six months later for almost $25 million. The Seagram heir recently pricechopped the apartment again from $23 million to $21.5 million.
· 810 Fifth Avenue, 6FL [Sotheby's via StreetEasy]
· Billionaire Discounts $21.5M Fifth Avenue Spread [TRD]
· Bronfman's Latest Big Buy: $23 Million on Fifth Avenue [Curbed]
· 810 Fifth Avenue coverage [Curbed]