Billionaire philanthropist and film producer Sidney Kimmel, who cultivated his fortune as the founder of Jones Apparel Group, has listed his full-floor apartment at the Ritz Carlton Residences on Central Park South for $39.5 million.
In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Kimmel’s wife Caroline said the couple has decided to list the property as they continue to spend more time in Los Angeles. Kimmel has been producing films since the 1980s, with some of the more recent including Crazy Rich Asians and Moneyball.
The 27th floor apartment covers about 8,000 interior and exterior square feet, with grand entertaining spaces including a living room and wood-paneled library connected by a wet bar. The entertaining rooms front on the north side of the building and let onto a 53-foot terrace overlooking Central Park.
A formal dining room at the northwest corner of the apartment provides lovely views of the Upper West Side and Central Park, and leads into the apartment’s breakfast room and exceptionally long galley kitchen. “One could not wish for a more thoughtfully designed space,” the listing, with Steven Cohen of Corcoran, reads, “with expansive counter tops and elegant glass-doored cabinets to display your fine china and crystal.”
The apartment is currently configured as a one-bedroom with an additional staff bedroom, but that one bedroom is part of a large master suite that could be reconfigured by a buyer. As of now, the apartment’s entire east wing is devoted to the master suite, that includes two bathrooms—one is clad in onyx and the other in marble—two dressing rooms, a sitting room, an office, and a solarium.
The Kimmels purchased the apartment in late 2001 for $22.3 million. Upon purchase they hired noted architect Thierry Despont to redesign the space top to bottom.