There’s no shortage of überpricey exclusive apartment buildings designed by Rosario Candela in New York City, but of those, 740 Park Avenue is perhaps the priciest and the most exclusive. Its apartments have been owned by a rogue’s gallery of financiers, socialites, heirs to various fortunes, and even minor figures in American history.
It’s the latter that have a connection to this apartment, currently listed for $29.5 million; it was once owned by John V. Bouvier III and his wife, Janet—better known now as the parents of former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and her sister, Lee Radziwill. The Bouviers only lived in the palatial apartment for six years in the 1930s, but it was enough to make a mark—so much so that it’s known as the Bouvier apartment. (There’s also the fact that James T. Lee, Onassis's grandfather, developed the building—proving that connections will get you everywhere when it comes to Manhattan real estate.)
In the present day, however, the pad is owned by hedge funder David Ganek, who originally listed it for $44 million back in 2014. Like most 740 Park Avenue apartments, it’s got a rather impressive floorplan: It’s a duplex connected by a sweeping marble staircase, with a "baronial" living room (with Park Avenue views, of course), a master suite with two bathrooms, a library, and multiple staff rooms (because, duh). The apartment is also notable for Ganek’s modern art collection, which includes works by Richard Prince, Andy Warhol, and Cy Twombly. Those, presumably, aren’t included in the price.
- Listing: 740 Park Avenue 6/7A [Douglas Elliman]
- Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis's Childhood Home Listed for $44M [Curbed]