The 2BR/2BA Fifth Avenue co-op of much-beloved children's author Maurice Sendak was put on the market yesterday for $3.15 million. The writer and illustrator primarily used the pied-a-terre at 40 Fifth, a few blocks north of Washington Square Park, as a studio for work when he came into the city from Connecticut, the Journal reports. But come on now, WSJ, we all know what wild things can go on in a celeb's pied-a-terre.
Unit #3B, whose night kitchen is unfortunately not pictured on broker Brown Harris Stevens' listing, is nonetheless a corner apartment, looking outside over there in both southerly and easterly directions. It does, however, have a wood-burning fireplace and and built-in cabinets in the living room, while the building, which dates to 1929, has a landscaped garden. It being New York and all, we presume that there definitely wild things (of the vermin variety) down there. Some little gems are included in the staging but not with purchase, like posters and a toy from Where the Wild Things Are, but a true-blue Sendak fan would bargain hard for that paraphernalia. It's for a good cause, after all, since the money made in the sale goes towards his eponymous foundation, which supports artists with grants.
· Official listing [Brown Harris Stevens via Streeteasy]
· Maurice Sendak's New York Co-op Asks $3.15 Million [WSJ]
· Celebrity real estate coverage [Curbed]