Live in Singer Roberta Flack’s Dakota Apartment for $9.5M
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Live in Singer Roberta Flack’s Dakota Apartment for $9.5M

June 19, 2015

The glory days of the Dakota definitely seem to be coming to an end…legendary singer Roberta Flack has listed her apartment in the famed Upper West Side building for $9.5 million, according to the Daily News. The residence was a celebrity playground at its height–Flack counted as her neighbors John Lennon, Yoko Ono (her next-door neighbor), Leonard Bernstein, and Lauren Bacall, whose apartment also recently hit the market for $26 million.

Flack, the Grammy winner who produced such songs as “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” and “Killing Me Softly with His Song,” has lived in the Dakota for almost 40 years. So as the listing states, this is “a rare chance to acquire a historic residence, in a legendary building, from an Iconic Star.”

The Dakota, 1 West 72nd Street, Roberta Flack, NYC celebrity real estate

Apartment 78 is a two-bedroom unit with a large, open floorplan. It boasts four fireplaces, 12-foot ceilings, a 36-foot-by-24-foot living room perfect for entertaining, an entrance foyer, plenty of closet space, and gorgeous arched windows with original moldings. We don’t get much in the way of actual pictures of the apartment, but the listing does provide a shot of a small balcony with Central Park views.

Roberta Flack with her neighbors John Lennon and Yoko Ono, as well as David Bowie, at the 1975 Grammy awards

Despite the star-studded tenant list, Flack once told the Times that, in the building, “most artists like myself tend to keep to themselves.”

[Listing: 1 West 72nd Street, #78 by Steve Minichiello of TOWN]

[Via NYDN]

Listing photos via TOWN


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