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'Versailles in the Sky' on Central Park South Returns For $50M

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If there's one thing that's certain about people with expensive or try-hard New York City apartments, it's that they like to refer to them as imitation Versailles. There's Ukranian billionaire Alexander Rovt's Upper East Side townhouse Versailles, the gaudy West 40th Street mini-Versailles, heiress Angelika Ivanc's ornate Versailles knock-off—the list goes on. But perhaps the most tasteful self-proclaimed New York City Versailles to come along in a long while is finance guy Howard Marks's "Versailles in the Sky" at 50 Central Park South, which just reappeared on the market for $50 million. Last listed in July of 2012 for the same ask, the full-floor apartment has 92 feet of Central Park frontage and interiors designed by Michael S. Smith, whose resume includes work in the White House. Marks is leaving the condo behind for a 30-room co-op at Candela's 740 Park Avenue for which he paid $52.5 million, breaking the record for most expensive co-op some three years ago. According to the Times, the co-op's interiors are finally up-to-snuff for Marks and his wife, Nancy, following a thorough renovation.

· Listing: 50 Central Park South [Sotheby's]
· A Hint of Versailles on Central Park South [NYT]
· Two-Bedroom in the Ritz Carlton Seeks $50M [Curbed]

50 Central Park South

50 Central Park South, New York, NY