The Rosario Candela-designed co-op at 1040 Fifth Avenue is home to some of the wealthiest of the wealthy—its most famous resident was Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, after all—so it’s no surprise that a home there recently closed for the staggering price of $32 million. (Though in the era of $100 million homes, a figure as low as $32 million doesn’t seem so ridiculous.…)
The New York Times, first reported the sale, reports that the apartment is no. 10A, a five-bedroom, four-and-a-half bathroom co-op on the building’s 10th floor (five below where Jackie O. used to live). Per the listing, it comes with views of Central Park and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The home’s other amenities include a walnut-paneled library, a private elevator vestibule, formal dining room, and a wood-burning fireplace; it also recently got a renovation. The buyer is James Tisch, the CEO of Loews Corporation, who’s no stranger to Gold Coast real estate; back in 2008, he picked up the lease on 926 Fifth Avenue, just down the block. The palatial apartment’s previous owner was Seagram heir Edgar Bronfman Jr., because homes like this apparently just pass from one ultra-wealthy owner to the other.
- $32 Million Sale on Fifth Avenue [NYT]
- Listing: 1040 Fifth Avenue #10A [StreetEasy]