Update 6/21/18: The Post now reports that Couric’s apartment closed for $7,780,000, according to property records. The buyers are Dana Wallach Jones, general counsel for the Guggenheim Museum, and Michael Jones, the CFO of Lambert Television. The couple is active on the board of the American Museum of Natural History, which is just across the park from their new digs.
Twenty years ago, celebrated news anchor Katie Couric bought a classic, five-bedroom co-op at 1155 Park Avenue. But after remarrying in 2014 to financier John Molner in 2014, the couple upgraded to a $12 million, full-floor apartment at the Peter Pennover-designed 151 East 78th Street. Couric first listed her longtime Upper East Side home this past October for $8.25 million; she then dropped the price to $7,995,000 at the end of January, and now the Post reports that the home has gone into contract.
The 10-room co-op has high ceilings, large windows, original parquet flooring, and views over Park Avenue’s famous tulip gardens. An entry gallery leads to the formal entertaining rooms, including a large living room that can fit several seating areas.
In addition to a spacious dining room, there’s an eat-in kitchen with both a breakfast room and aa butlers pantry. There’s also a laundry room just off the kitchen which is attached to a staff bedroom.
The full-service coop offers a 24-hour doorman service, a fitness center, a bike room and live-in super.
* Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared on March 29, 2018
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