When Daniel Nir, founder and CEO of hedge fund Gracie Capital, and his wife, philanthropist Jill Braufman, listed their sprawling Upper East Side co-op for $48 million a year ago, it certainly caught raised a few eyebrows. But the 16-room home at 4 East 66th Street has actually sold over ask for $52 million, making it this year’s biggest co-op sale and the seventh biggest co-op sale to date. It’s also the first time this pre-war building has cracked the top-ten list. The couple bought the home in 2007 from hotelier Robert H. Burns for $29 million, leaving them with a nice chunk of change.
The 7,500-square-foot residence offers Central Park views from all the main entertaining spaces. Ceilings are 12+ feet high, and giant, single-pane windows let in plenty of light. A private landing opens to a grand gallery, which leads into the drawing room and paneled library. This space spans almost 50 feet along Fifth Avenue and has two wood-burning fireplaces.
The dining room is large enough for two tables and feels very elegant decked out in velvet.
The “sumptuous” master suite was formerly three bedrooms, but now features a private sitting room with a wood-burning fireplace and his-and-her baths.
There are three more bedrooms, all with en-suite baths, a kitchen with a breakfast area and large pantry closets, a home gym, laundry room, and two staff rooms with full baths.
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Photos via Douglas Elliaman
Neighborhoods : Upper East Side