When this perfectly preserved residence at the Dakota hit the market in July 2015, it was asking $3.6 million, but after a price chop to $2.93 million, it’s found a buyer. The Observer reports that the gorgeous co-op was home to actor Carroll O’Connor–Archie Bunker from “All in the Family”–until he passed away in 2001, from which point his wife Nancy Fields O’Connor maintained ownership until her death in 2014. The new owners paid $2.84 million for the two-bedroom home, which retains original historic details like “huge arched windows with marble sills and built-in shutters… blended patterned hardwood floors, extra tall solid wood doors with original fixtures and etched glass, distinct moldings and the original sunburst copper grills,” as 6sqft previously described.
In addition, the second-floor, two-bedroom beauty boasts 14-foot ceilings and south-facing windows that bring in lots of natural light. The open living/dining room features one of the home’s two hand-carved wood-burning fireplaces.
Both bedrooms come with en-suite baths and extra space to accommodate a table, desk, or sitting area. Surprising for the price, there’s also a large basement studio with a full marble bath that can serve as an art studio, home office, or storage.
O’Connor lived in the Bronx, Elmhurst, Queens, and Forest Hills before setting his sights on the Upper West Side. One of the reasons he’s so esteemed is his spot-on portrayal of often-racist curmudgeon Archie Bunker, and it was this persona that gave the Dakota co-op board pause, as they required him, despite his well-known liberal leanings, to submit letters of reference before agreeing to let him in.
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