Sometimes you just feel so bad for wealthy folks trying to sell their fancy homes in buildings like the Dakota. You know, about how much they have to settle. Take the owner of unit #67, a 3BR/3BA in the historic Central Park West building, which just went into contract for $11 million. Alas, prospects were once so much brighter for this apartment, which was superlatively dubbed "the priciest 3-bedroom in the Dakota" when it listed in 2011 for $15M. That ship has long since sailed: poor ol' #67 was pricechopped once later that year, down to $12.5M, but both that ask and what it's sold for now is a far cry from the pie-in-the-sky 2006 listing price: a hefty $19.5 million.
Last year, owners switched brokers from Warburg Realty (those failures) to Brown Harris Stevens, and did a bit of restaging?the pics above are new, taken from the current listing. On the bright side, BHS did finally find a buyer, who's getting nine rooms with "5 woodburning fireplaces, exquisite Mahogany woodworking, 12-foot ceilings, 10-foot doorways, original plaster moldings, and original Ash and Mahogany doors, baseboards and floors," according to the brokerbabble. There are also three ovens (plus two fridges, and two microwaves, two dishwashers, and two wine fridges...) for when you're cooking Thanksgiving for an army of 40. Okay, let's be honest, the new owners probably have people who'll do that for them.
Needless to say, after all the pricechopping, this apartment is no longer the most expensive three-bedroom in the Dakota. It most recently relinquished that title to upstairs neighbor #74, a 3BR with Central Park views (ay, there's the rub) currently in contract for $13 million. BHS also had that listing?they must be doing something right to get these apartments off the market.
· Official listing [Brown Harris Stevens via Streeteasy]
· Priciest 3-Bedroom in the Dakota is Asking $15 Million [Curbed]
· The Dakota's Priciest Three-Bedroom Lowers Its Expectations [Curbed]
· More Dakota coverage [Curbed]