Cosmopolitan Editor Helen Gurley Brown’s Pink Penthouse Lists for $20M

Posted On Tue, November 3, 2015 By

Posted On Tue, November 3, 2015 By In Celebrities, Cool Listings, Upper West Side 

Over the summer, the Times asked the question, “Who owns Helen Gurley Brown’s legacy?” The 32-year editor of Cosmopolitan passed away in 2012, leaving behind her apartment in the legendary Beresford, one of only three that has space in the building’s iconic turrets. The co-op board, of course, wanted the valuable Central Park West residence listed, but those involved with her will didn’t oblige. The board must’ve won the fight, though, because Curbed reports that the penthouse apartment has hit the market for $20 million (significantly less than the $50 million+ some were speculating). And just as you’d expect from the author of “Sex and the Single Girl,” the four-level spread is full of leopard, flowers, and pink, pink, and more pink.

Helen Gurley Brown, The Beresford, NYC celebrity real estate, 211 Central Park West

Helen Gurley Brown, The Beresford, NYC celebrity real estate, 211 Central Park West

The formal living room has a funky leopard/floral carpet, as well as a baby grand piano, fireplace, and built-in bookshelves. The sliding glass doors open to a wrap-around balcony with views of the Museum of Natural History and Central park. There’s an adjoining library that could be used as a second bedroom, and the formal dining room (perhaps the pinkest room of all) that connects to the kitchen.

Helen Gurley Brown, The Beresford, NYC celebrity real estate, 211 Central Park West

Helen Gurley Brown, The Beresford, NYC celebrity real estate, 211 Central Park West

The top floor is by far the most spectacular, located within the turret. There’s 17-foot ceilings, another fireplace, wall-to-wall pink carpeting, and, of course, those incredible 360-degree views.

Helen Gurley Brown, The Beresford, NYC celebrity real estate, 211 Central Park West

Architectural critic Paul Goldberger described the apartment as “extraordinary; it is the apex, the architectural climax of the building.”

[Listing: 211 Central Park West, PH22D by Gabriele Devlin of Sotheby’s]

[Via CityRealty]

[Via Curbed]

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