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Millionaire Philanthropist's Lavish Fifth Ave Pad Asking $30M

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When philanthropist and New York City lady-who-lunched Carroll Petrie died in February, the Upper East Side apartment that she shared with her late husband, Milton, was one of the assets left behind. (The couple's fortune was considerable enough that they were able to donate large sums to various NYC institutions—there are parts of both the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art named for them.) This week, Sotheby's put the apartment at 834 Fifth Avenue—which has been home, at various points, to moguls like Rupert Murdoch, Elizabeth Arden, and Woody Johnson—back on the market for a staggering $30 million, calling the 11-room apartment "the ideal trophy residence." (And that's not even the biggest ask for the building: In March, a 14-room duplex sold for an unfathomable $77.5 million.) So what will $30 million get you? The building itself is a pre-war gem designed by Rosario Candelas, and the apartment has views of Central Park. The whole place is kitted out with lavish decorative touches, like marble floors, wood-burning fireplaces, and crystal chandeliers. And it was clearly designed for someone with full-time help: There's an entire "Staff Wing" with several bedrooms (which, the listing notes, could be combined to create one bedroom), along with a butler's pantry and a laundry room. Fancy! (h/t 6sqft)

· Listing: 834 Fifth Avenue [Sotheby's via StreetEasy]
· Lavish Lenox Hill Pad of Late Socialite and Philanthropist Carroll Petrie Lists for $30M [6sqft]
· All 834 Fifth Avenue Coverage [Curbed]

834 Fifth Avenue

834 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY