When this posh listing at 834 Fifth Avenue hit the market in October, it came with a price tag of $24 million—not exactly cheap, but not as outrageously priced as, say, the $76 million duplex on the same floor.
Still, it doesn’t appear to have budged in its six weeks on the market, which may explain why it was re-listed today; it’s gotten a fairly hefty price cut, and is now asking just $20 million. Brown Harris Stevens has the listing.
The apartment belonged to the philanthropist Ruth Stanton, who called it home for many years; it’s notable for having “TEN WINDOWS ON THE PARK,” and “exquisite detail” in its “perfectly proportioned rooms.” Given the building’s pedigree—it was designed by Rosario Candela—none of those things are particularly surprising.
In addition to those 10 windows overlooking Fifth Avenue (and thus, Central Park—heck, even the dressing room just off the master bedroom has a Central Park view), the apartment has high ceilings, its own private elevator entrance, two wood-burning fireplaces, an entire kitchen wing with a breakfast nook, a formal library with a wet bar, tons of closet space, and even more.
As commenters previously noted, someone could, in theory, buy both this unit and the $76 million one on the same floor and create one enormous Frankenapartment—though there are only so many billionaires out there who may be willing to spend $96 million on a co-op that would likely need a fair bit of work. But hey, stranger things have happened.