Grammy-winning singer Roberta Flack’s co-op sold for $5.8 million, according to city records—a hefty decrease over its original asking price. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment at the storied Dakota went into contract in January.
The buyer is Stacey Bendet, the CEO of fashion line Alice + Olivia, and her husband, Disney scion Eric Eisner. The couple reportedly has plans to combine the two-bedroom apartment with a neighboring nine-room spread.
Flack lived in pad, which comes with with 72nd Street views, for the last four decades, but decided to list it for $9.5 million in 2015. With no takers, Flack took the apartment off the market and relisted it at a reduced $7.5 million in September 2016.
The Warburg listing for the property says the co-op is “architect-ready” (read: in need of some TLC), and listing photos show a benignly dated spread with lovely period details like mahogany molding, shutter-framed windows, and two wood-burning fireplaces.
The second apartment the Bendet-Eisners reportedly snatched up is a neighboring spread most recently owned by the late socialite Jacqueline Bikoff, whose daughter, Sasha Bikoff, designed the place into its current state.
The apartment is also rumored also to have been home to Judy Garland for an undetermined period of time at an undetermined point in the apartment’s history. The apartment entered contract at $10 million in October.
The Post reports that the merging of the two units would restore the footprint of one of the Dakota’s original 65 units.