Bette Midler lists her 14-room Upper East Side triplex penthouse for $50M

Posted On Mon, September 9, 2019 By

Posted On Mon, September 9, 2019 By In Celebrities, Cool Listings, More Top Stories, Upper East Side

The 14-room penthouse occupying the top three floors of one of Fifth Avenue’s finest prewar co-op buildings is simply divine. This should come as no surprise–the 7,000-square-foot triplex with 3,000 square feet of landscaped terrace and Central Park and skyline views at 1125 Fifth Avenue belongs to Bette Midler. As the New York Times reports, the over-the-top entertainer and her husband, performance artist Martin von Haselberg, are selling the Upper East Side family home they purchased in 1996, asking a diva-worthy $50 million.

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cool listings, bette midler, celebrities, upper east side, penthouses

A private elevator landing brings you to a large, light-filled gallery that opens onto a vast 70-foot-long entertaining space. The double living room has high ceilings, pre-war details, and a fireplace.

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cool listings, bette midler, celebrities, upper east side, penthouses

Adjacent is a large open dining room and an enviably stylish eat-in-kitchen. For the chef (and guests) there’s custom wood cabinetry, marble countertops and top-of-the-line appliances including a six-burner Garland stove with grill, SubZero refrigerator, and Miele dishwasher.

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Surrounding the entire entertaining floor are brilliantly landscaped terraces with breathtaking views of Central Park, the Reservoir, and the Manhattan skyline. The terraces can be accessed from the living room, dining room, and library. A private study/home office and guest bathroom complete this floor.

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cool listings, bette midler, celebrities, upper east side, penthouses

cool listings, bette midler, celebrities, upper east side, penthouses

The entire top floor of this fabulous sky-mansion is devoted to a library with 13-foot ceilings, a wood-burning fireplace, floor-to-ceiling bookcases, and more of those Central Park and Reservoir views. The library opens onto yet another magnificently landscaped rooftop garden oasis with views in every direction.

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cool listings, bette midler, celebrities, upper east side, penthouses

The home’s private bedroom floor offers the flexibility of a six- or seven-bedroom layout. Currently, two enormous bedrooms face the park and offer an abundance of closet space, oversized bathrooms, and generous dressing areas.

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cool listings, bette midler, celebrities, upper east side, penthouses

A corner master bedroom suite includes an adjacent study/dressing room with a wood-burning fireplace.

cool listings, bette midler, celebrities, upper east side, penthouses

cool listings, bette midler, celebrities, upper east side, penthouses

cool listings, bette midler, celebrities, upper east side, penthouses

cool listings, bette midler, celebrities, upper east side, penthouses

cool listings, bette midler, celebrities, upper east side, penthouses

A wing of this floor holds a large family room with open city views and three additional bedrooms. Also on this level are a laundry and pressing room: As any diva knows, those fabulous outfits need plenty of TLC. Built in 1925, the Emery Roth-designed full-service building offers a full-time doorman, a brand-new fitness room, and additional storage in addition to the highest level of service, privacy, and security.

[Listing: 1125 Fifth Avenue 1125 #PH15/16/17 by John Burger for Brown Harris Stevens]

[At CityRealty]

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