Barbra Streisand’s former penthouse at an Emery Roth-designed building on the Upper West Side is asking $11.25 million. Found at 320 Central Park West in the Ardsley, one of the city’s most notable Art Deco residential towers, the duplex includes four bedrooms, three and a half baths, and 2,500 square feet of terraces. The “EGOT” winner moved to the building in 1963 and remained there for over 30 years, according to the New York Times.
Before Streisand and her then-husband, Elliot Gould lived at the penthouse, the lyricist Lorenz Hart lived there in the 1940s. The New York Times reported that the current owners paid $4.25 million in 2002 for the home, four years after Streisand listed it for $10 million. The co-op board turned down many potential buyers, including Mariah Carey who offered $8 million in cash for the property.
The two-level apartment boasts its own private elevator, which leads into an entry gallery, followed by a sun-lit living and dining area. In addition to the formal living room, the apartment includes a corner library/ den that could easily become another bedroom.
After Streisand moved out, the current owners made a few changes to make more of an open layout. But according to the Times, the kitchen and bathrooms remained mainly untouched.
Central Park and cityscape views, as well as ceilings with heights between 10 and 12 feet high, can be found throughout the home. The main level also includes two bedrooms and two bathrooms.
The master bedroom can be found on the top level. The spacious room boasts a wood-burning fireplace and terrace access.
In addition to the large outdoor, irrigated terrace space, the apartment also includes other features perfect for entertaining including a 450 bottle wine room and rooftop views. According to the listing, the apartment can fit a 100-person party.
The building, which was converted in 1971 to co-ops, provides residents with a fitness center, children’s playroom, bike rooms, storage, and a lending library.
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Neighborhoods : Upper West Side