After nearly two years on the market, Mike Wallace’s estate has finally sold, for a significant discount, according to city records. The home was initially placed on the market after the anchor’s death in 2012, asking $20 million dollars, a far cry from its closing $13 million sale price.
Occupying the 15th and 16th floors of the distinguished 730 Park Avenue—a white-gloved Jacobean/Tudor style co-op designed by F. Burrall Hoffman, Jr. and Lafayette A. Goldstone–this 4BR/4.5BA duplex, offers plenty of light, gorgeous city views, and original prewar details.
Upon entering through the semi-private elevator landing, a 20-foot gallery introduces you to the impressive living space. A wood-burning fireplace with a marble mantel punctuates the 33-foot living room. Meanwhile, a conservatory with large windows offers views of Central Park. Vintage French doors connect the library to an East-facing terrace—not the home’s only one. Then enter the dining room through pocket doors and admire the original wide-plank peg and grove floor before heading to the large eat-in kitchen, complete with breakfast room and a pantry. A neighboring staff area includes laundry facilities and a large bath.
Up the sweeping staircase, the private living quarters include a 21-foot master suite with a fireplace, and a second East-facing terrace, along with a master bath and sizable walk-in closets. Three more generously sized rooms with plenty of storage, and two bathrooms complete the space.
The well maintained home also features custom woodwork, traditional moldings and original herringbone and parquet floors along with tall ceilings and doorways.
Photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens
Neighborhoods : Lenox Hill