Bette Midler sells palatial Upper East Side penthouse last listed for $50M
Photo from a previous listing, courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens
Bette Midler has sold her massive Upper East Side penthouse, which was last listed for $50 million. The entertainer and her husband, Martin von Haselberg, first bought the 14-room triplex at 1125 Fifth Avenue in the late 1990s, according to the Wall Street Journal, which first reported the sale. Taking up the top three levels of the Emery Roth-designed co-op, the residence measures 7,000 square feet with an additional 3,000 square feet of outdoor terraces.
While the closing price has not been made public as of Monday, the penthouse was first listed in September 2019 for $50 million. There are six bedrooms, six and a half baths, and a top-floor library with an expansive terrace.
The abundance of private outdoor space, along with the four exposures, makes the apartment’s Central Park and skyline views even more sensational. The home was featured in an Architectural Digest article in 2014, which described the apartment as having “the coziness of a well-loved country house.”
A private elevator opens into a gallery that flows into a 70-foot entertainment space, that includes a large living room, dining room, and an eat-in kitchen. The open kitchen boasts custom wood cabinets, marble countertops, and top-of-the-line appliances.
A library occupies the entire top floor of the penthouse and features lovely 13-foot ceilings, a wood-burning fireplace, and floor-to-ceiling bookcases. This room opens onto a landscaped rooftop garden that measures 900 square feet and offers incredible views of the park and the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir.
The bedrooms are located on the lowest level, with a corner master suite that has an adjacent dressing room with a fireplace and full bathroom. This level also has a family room and a laundry room.
[Listing details: 1125 Fifth Avenue #PH15/16/17 at CityRealty]
[At Brown Harris Stevens]