The famed Dakota apartment where 20th century star
let Lauren Bacall made home for the last 53 years of her life has gone off the market. The Daily News reports that a mystery buyer has snatched up the renowned Central Park-facing pad. The sales price is still not known, but the nine-room, mahogany-paneled apartment was most recently priced at $23.5 million after failing to woo buyers when it first came on the market for $26 million in November. Rumor has it that Bacall purchased the apartment for a mere $48,000 in 1961.
Word is that Bacall, who kept her home closely guarded, didn't update the apartment's kitchen or 3.5 bathrooms in her stay, which may explain their absence in listing photos. The personal collections of the silver screen maven, including her furniture, couture, art, and collectibles, were auctioned off at Bonham's last year and were accompanied by a catalog that showed bidders how the pieces fit into her life while also giving the curious a look into the scarcely-photographed apartment as Bacall kept it.
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