Robert De Niro‘s new home may not be in his beloved Tribeca, but the full-floor pad at 15 Central Park West is one of the city’s most expensive rentals. Unit 35AB is two separate condos combined into one on the 35th floor. The 6,000-square-foot, five-bedroom apartment is owned by steel magnate Leroy Schecter, who purchased the property in 2008 for $18.9 million. He originally put the condo on the market in 2012 for $95 million, then reduced it to $85 million in April 2013, and once again to $70 million in November.
De Niro and his wife Grace Hightower were displaced in 2012 when a fire ripped through their triplex at the Brentmore, 88 Central Park West. The couple has been renting in the West Village, but it looks like they wanted to return to the Upper West Side while renovations are completed on their permanent home. And they’re in good company; Alex Rodriguez and investor Henry Silverman have rented the same unit in the past.
The spacious apartment features eastern, western, and southern exposures, with views of Central Park, downtown Manhattan, and the Hudson River. Other selling points include a large, closed kitchen, two laundry rooms, a gallery area, and plenty of closet space.
The home opens to a foyer, which leads to a library with the dining room to its left and huge living room to its right. The master bedroom boasts sitting and dressing areas and an en suite bathroom.
As Mr. De Niro famously said in Casino, “There are three ways of doing things around here: the right way, the wrong way, and the way that I do it.” And if this apartment is any indication of the way he does things, we trust his judgment.
[Via New York Post]
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