Judy Garland’s Former Dakota Apartment, Now a Designer Pad, Asks $16.7M

Posted On Mon, January 18, 2016 By

Posted On Mon, January 18, 2016 By In Celebrities, Cool Listings, Interiors, Upper West Side 

Just last week, 6sqft featured a “girly-modern Tribeca triplex” that’s asking $3.75 million. It belongs to buzzed-about young designer Sasha Bikoff, who was also featured in a 2014 NY Times lifestyle piece about NYC’s young contemporary millionaires. And as it turns out, she also designed a colorful yet glam apartment in the famed Dakota, the same unit that reportedly once belonged to Judy Garland.

According to the Observer, the Central Park West residence is asking $16.75 million. But before you get too blown away as to how this 27-year-old designer got such a high-profile commission, public record shows that it was owned by her mother Jacqueline Bikoff, an Iranian pianist and ballerina (and Studio 54 regular) who passed away last September. Sasha undertook the renovation two years ago, earning her spreads in design publications such as MyDomaine and the Times. The latter is where the Judy Garland claim surfaced, but Douglas Elliman listing agent Katherine Gauthier is skeptical as to its validity. No matter, the apartment is definitely legendary.



According to the listing, the three-bedroom apartment “radiates the quintessential grandeur that has long defined this iconic cooperative building.” It boasts 13-foot ceilings, seven wood-burning fireplaces, lacquer walls, and restored wood floors, pocket doors, and shutters. “…it really rings true with the integrity of the building. Sasha did an incredible job with the light fixtures and the tone. It’s just beautiful; luminous. The palette is warm and it’s very inviting. It feels personable, not done,” Ms. Gauthier told the Observer.



The eat-in chef’s kitchen offers custom cabinetry, marble counters, and high-end appliances. It opens to the formal dining room, which overlooks the building’s courtyard.


Jacqueline Bikoff bought the home for $13 million in 2010 from renowned bridge players Roy Welland and Christal Henner. Our guess is that Sasha is putting both units, hers and her mother’s, on the market at the same time to provide the means to buy an even more spectacular pad to decorate to the nines.

[Listing: 1 West 72nd Street, 77 by Katherine Gauthier of Douglas Elliman]

[Via CityRealty]

[Via NYO]


Photos via Douglas Elliman

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