Renowned artist Fernando Botero has owned his 2,123-square-foot duplex at 900 Park Avenue since the 1980s but the time has come for him to part ways with the expansive home. For years, Botero utilized the Upper East Side pad as a pied-a-terre as he split his time between New York and Europe but as the 85-year-old Colombian-born artist, whose works include the enormous “Adam” sculpture inside of the Time Warner Center, has gotten older, he finds himself traveling to New York less and has decided to list the home for $6 million.
The 22nd floor spread is actually a combination of two apartments, one that Botero purchased in 1980 and a neighboring unit that he acquired in 1989. The space was features designs from architect Juan Montoya and offers two bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, and a large open space that has functioned as Botero’s art studio (or a “creative space,” as the broker lingo describes it).
Though his artwork is displayed prominently throughout the listing photos, don’t expect any of the distinguished artist’s works to be included in the sale, reports the Wall Street Journal.
The apartment is filled with chic finishing touches like its sleek windowed kitchen that is clad in stainless steel and also its ensuite bedrooms with spa-like bathrooms. One of its best features are the stunning views of Central Park and the city’s skyline that can be enjoyed from virtually every room within the apartment.
- Listing: 900 Park Avenue Apt 22D/22E [Sotheby’s International Realty]
- Fernando Botero Lists New York Home and Art Studio [Wall Street Journal]