A colorful, lavish apartment in the famed Dakota that was last listed for $10 million has finally sold after nearly two years on the market (h/t Mansion Global). The three-bedroom co-op is notable for its location, of course—we’re always interested in a Dakota pad—as well as its pedigree.
The apartment has had a number of famous residents over the years (well, depending on your definition of “fame”), including world-renowned bridge players Roy Welland and Christal Henner, and most recently, the late socialite Jacqueline Bikoff, whose daughter, Sasha Bikoff, gave the place its current cheerful vibe.
The pad is also rumored to have been the home of an even more famous resident: Judy Garland, who allegedly called the place home for an undetermined period of time at an undetermined point in the apartment’s history. (We’ve dug into it and couldn’t find a record of her residency—if you’ve found otherwise, drop a comment.)
But even without a confirmed Judy Garland connection, the place is still plenty impressive: it has a “dynamic” floorplan and 13-foot ceilings, a library, seven (currently sealed) wood-burning fireplaces, a formal dining room and huge, modern kitchen, and all mod cons (central air, etc.)
The unit just so happens to be located on the same floor as Yoko Ono’s apartment, which could make for some interesting elevator chit-chat.