Real Estate Legend and ‘Shark Tank’ Star Barbara Corcoran Buys $10M UES Penthouse

Posted On Thu, April 9, 2015 By

Posted On Thu, April 9, 2015 By In Celebrities, Recent Sales, Upper East Side

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.

1158 Fifth Avenue #PH, glass conservatory and rooftop terrace, solarium, Pamela and Richard Scurry

1158 Fifth Avenue #PH, glass conservatory and rooftop terrace, solarium, Pamela and Richard Scurry

1158 Fifth Avenue #PH, glass conservatory and rooftop terrace, solarium, Pamela and Richard Scurry

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.

1158 Fifth Avenue #PH, glass conservatory and rooftop terrace, solarium, Pamela and Richard Scurry

1158 Fifth Avenue #PH, glass conservatory and rooftop terrace, solarium, Pamela and Richard Scurry

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.

[Listing: 1158 Fifth Avenue #PH by Patricia A. Wheatley and Nikki E. Field of Sotheby’s International Realty]

[Via NYP]

Photos via Sotheby’s International Realty

RELATED: Fifth Avenue Penthouse with Conservatory and Solarium Reduces Price to $10M

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