The mansion at 247 Central Park West has had a rocky relationship with the real estate market in the past: former owner and Coach COO Keith Monda once wanted $32 million for the place but had to cut that price all the way to $22.375 million before selling the house early last year. The buyer is making no particular attempt to learn from Monda's example?he or she (masked by a corporation) has just listed the house for $37 million. The annual taxes add another $44,000 to that.
Before Monda owned it, the mansion, on the park at West 85th Street, belonged to Abigail Disney (grandniece of Walt). And long before that, in 1887, it was built by speculative developer William Noble, who built a row of nine houses and decided to keep 247 CPW for himself. The building became apartments in 1948, before Disney turned it back into a
palace single-family townhouse. Now it looks like this:
Today with over 12,000+/- sq ft, this magnificent architectural masterpiece juxtaposes historic prewar details with contemporary splendor. The parlor floor boasts a double height ceiling and a glass and steel staircase crowned by a domed skylight flooding the home with light. After the 3rd floor the staircase follows a "Guggenheim" sweep allowing the Owner added walls for displaying art. This unique home has 6 levels, which can also be accessed by elevator, plus a finished lower level with a 60' fresh water pool and home gym. There are 5 large bedrooms, 6 baths, 2 half baths, 2 offices, a master bedroom floor with Central park views wonderfully large dressing area, spa like bathroom and terrace. The professional chef's kitchen and dining room open onto a Zen-like bamboo garden. The roof terrace has sweeping park views. And here's the floorplan: