6sqft takes notice when homes in the storied Dakota at 1 West 72nd Street hit the market; word was out that the three-bedroom co-op in the iconic Upper West Side building that was the alleged onetime home of Judy Garland had recently changed hands after several price chops, and Roberta Flack’s mirror-walled co-op went into contract after having been on the market since 2015. Now Mansion Global reports that power couple Eric and Stacey Bendet Eisner are the buyers of the massive co-op combo. Ms. Eisner is chief executive and creative director of clothing company Alice + Olivia, and her husband Eric (son of former Walt Disney Company CEO Michael Eisner) is an entertainment and media mogul.
We still don’t know exactly how much the couple paid for the two apartments, though the listing agent for one unit said it sold for $9.475 million; the two units were asking a combined $16.995 million.
Since it arrived on the market in 2016 for $16.75 million, the three-bedroom co-op was admired for its celebrity legacy as well as for its colorful makeover by trendy young designer Sasha Bikoff. The apartment was owned by the designer’s late mother, former pianist, ballerina, and Studio 54 denizen Jacqueline Bikoff, who bought the elegant Upper West Side pad in 2010 for $13 million from renowned bridge players Roy Welland and Christal Henner.
Roberta Flack’s former home retains classic Dakota features like 12-foot ceilings, four wood-burning fireplaces and original mantles.
A sprawling open layout allows for two sitting areas in the living room, which also has a back bay window with views of Central Park. The dining room can seat more than a dozen guests an also features a fireplace. Both rooms are wrapped with a Juliette balcony. Other original details include the oak floors, mahogany and ash moldings, doors, plaster moldings and the shutter-framed windows seen throughout.
[Via Mansion Global]
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Images courtesy of Warburg Realty, Douglas Elliman.
Neighborhoods : Upper West Side