Socialite Valerie Mnuchin Buys a Slice of Heaven on Park Ave
Valerie Mnuchin, daughter of former Goldman Sachs exec and current art dealer Robert Mnuchin, has just become the proud owner of a gorgeous 4BR/5.5BA penthouse on the UES. This three story apartment, redesigned in 1953 as a collaboration between original developer Henry Mandel and architects John Sloan and Albert Nast, has retained much of its pre-war charm with an original wood paneled library and a tromp l’oeil ceiling.
The opulent triplex, occupying the 15th-17th floors of 898 Park Avenue, features views of the city right from it’s brightly lit formal dining room. The views don’t stop there either. The entire apartment is outfitted with large windows, most notably the ones that line the walls of the 16th floor, showcasing a wraparound terrace large enough for plush lounging furniture and plenty of foliage. And while we’re on the topic of the plentiful, let’s discuss the insane amount of storage space in this 4,100 square-foot mansion disguised as an apartment. Each of the apartment’s four bedrooms comes with an abundance of closet space and an en-suite bathroom.
However, the best space is reserved for the master suite, which rests in its own private nook on the top floor. The master also has the building’s original 10-foot ceilings and entertaining space.
Entertaining is certainly a theme of this apartment as the second story is dedicated almost entirely to hosting parties with a butler’s pantry complete with a wet bar, a coat closet, and a powder room for guests.
It’s without question that this $8.35 million apartment is mind-blowing, and one can only imagine agents Sydney, Meris and Kenny Blumstein of Corcoran Group must have really enjoyed selling this place. However, in the midst of all the extravagance, it’s safe to assume one of Valerie’s favorite features will probably be the gallery lighting for her artwork. After all the daughter of an 80 year-old art dealer who just opened up his own gallery last year probably has a solid appreciation for great lighting. Then, after admiring her beautiful pieces, she and her dad can take a leisurely stroll to one of the many neighborhood museums. Because while all of this luxury is a dream to have, the best things in life are always free.
See more pictures of the gorgeous pad in our gallery.