The rumors were true, and hedge fund guy David Ganek has listed his incredible duplex in 740 Park Avenue for $44 million. The apartment, most notably, was the childhood home of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis from ages two through seven (her grandfather was also the developer of the building in 1929). In recent years, it underwent a renovation, and although it's hard to improve too much on a Park Avenue Rosario Candela-designed co-op, having Ganek's incredible modern art collection — quite possibly worth more even than the apartment itself — line the walls certainly doesn't hurt. The listing photos feature works by Warhol, John Baldessari, Richard Prince, Cindy Sherman, and Edward Ruscha. Ganek and his wife are, according to the Real Estalker, moving because they are the mystery purchasers of the first Puck Penthouse, which went for $28 million. Let's hope he has enough wall space for all his art with those huge penthouse windows.
· Listing: 740 Park Avenue #6/7A [Sotheby's]
· David Ganek Asks $44 Million for Park Avenue Duplex [Variety]
· Giants Stir: Sources Say Hedge Funder David Ganek Is Prepared to Sell 740 Park Duplex [NYO]
· 740 Park Avenue coverage [Curbed]