Barbara Corcoran, founder of the Corcoran Group and investor on the popular television show “Shark Tank,” has snatched up a fittingly glamorous Upper East Side penthouse for $10 million with her husband, former FBI agent William Higgins, according to a report yesterday by the Post and city records released today.
When we ogled the listing at back in October, the 11-room duplex at 1158 Fifth Avenue had just dropped its price to $9.95 million, having originally gone on the market in 2013 for $14.5 million. The sellers are interior and landscape designer Pamela Scurry and her husband Richard. Though the home is currently filled with antique furnishings and old-world details, the real selling point was likely the massive terrace, conservatory, and solarium overlooking Central Park.
The entrance gallery boasts Italian ceramic tile floors and stained glass shadowboxes from Paris. One end of the gallery is home to the corner living room that has high ceilings, a fireplace, and five large windows. The dining room is on the other side and accommodates 22 guests.
The second floor features a Grand Palais-inspired master bedroom with a 16-foot glass conservatory that houses the master bath and a dining area (two separate spaces, of course). From there, you’ll find the 66-foot wraparound English garden terrace and a solarium with brass-framed French doors, stone floors, and a wood-burning fireplace.
Photos via Sotheby’s International Realty
Neighborhoods : Upper East Side