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Celebrities, Recent Sales, Upper West Side 

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Ever since Lauren Bacall passed away last summer, it’s been all eyes on her longtime Dakota apartment. First, in November, we learned that the actress’s Central Park West home would list for a jaw-dropping $26 million. Then, less than two weeks later, the listing hit, a bit disappointing to many as the photos were the newly-staged versions. But this past March, interior photos of how the place looked when the movie star resided there for more than 50 years were dug up, revealing a treasure trove of antiques and artwork and showcasing beautifully intact original details like fireplaces with carved mantles, huge mahogany doors, and crown molding. In April, the price was reduced by $2.5 million, but now, the Daily News reports that Bacall’s wood-paneled apartment has been purchased by a mystery buyer.

See inside the legendary apartment here

Cool Listings, Interiors, Upper West Side 

Inside Lauren Bacall’s Incredible Dakota Apartment

By Aisha Carter, Tue, March 10, 2015

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Photo courtesy of Curbed

Last fall we showed you staged photos of Lauren Bacall’s $26 million apartment at the Dakota, but what you didn’t get to see was the real thing. Now, thanks to Curbed, we have pictures of the apartment as it was while the iconic actress was living there, during the final 53 years of her life. Bacall purchased the home in 1961 for an amount rumored to be from $28,000 to $48,000. After her death, her possessions went to Bonham’s and will be auctioned off at the end of this month. These pictures will show you more than just 13-foot ceilings and 100 feet of Central Park views. You’ll also see a more human element of a woman who collected antiques and artwork (quite possibly to the point of being a packrat), and clearly adored her late husband Humphrey Bogart.

More inside

Celebrities, Central Park South, Cool Listings, Upper West Side 

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Those who’ve been waiting for a glimpse into the late Lauren Bacall’s Dakota apartment will finally have their curiosity quelled. Curbed has just spotted the official listing for Ms. Bacall’s sprawling Central Park West home and, as expected, it boasts a $26 million asking price. It was previously reported that the apartment was in need of quite a bit of work, but by the looks of things, the home is in fine shape with many of its original 19th century details still intact, including the original plaster moldings, pocket doors, fireplaces, wainscoting and hardware.

Inside the Dakota apartment

Weekly Highlights

Weekly Highlights: Top Picks from the 6sqft Staff

By Dana Schulz, Sat, November 8, 2014

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  • We bring you our second installment of ‘Living in the Sky’, a round up of all the residential skyscrapers, supertalls, and highrises set to change our skyline.
  • From the 1930s to ’50s Automats were a New York City dining staple for a hard-working lunch crowd, a modernist icon for a boundless machine-age future. We take a look back at the famed automats of Horn and Hardart.
  • Looks like Lauren Bacall’s Dakota apartment will go for a jaw-dropping $26 million.
  • We knew Woodstock was home to a lot of creative types, but we didn’t know it was this creative. You’ve got to see artist Katwise’s psychedelic, rainbow-colored home.
  • The developers of Long Island City graffiti mecca 5Pointz want to trademark the 5Pointz name and use it for their new residential towers at the site. Needless to say, the artists are NOT happy.

Images: Woodstock house via Katwise (L); 5Pointz demolition via changsterdam via photopin (R)

Celebrities, Cool Listings, Historic Homes

The Dakota, 1 West 72nd Street

Since Lauren Bacall passed away this summer, many have been watching the iconic actress’s longtime Dakota home in hopes of catching a glimpse of the interior—and a chance at owning Hollywood history. Now word has it that the residence will hit the market any minute now with Warburg Realty brokering what is expected to be a $26 million listing. Whoever snatches up this home will certainly be paying big bucks for the celeb cachet. Bacall reportedly paid $28,000 for the home back in 1961—chump change by today’s standards, and even then–when the actress had creatives like Boris Karloff, Judy Holliday and Roberta Flack as neighbors. The apartment has been appraised today at $9 million and is reportedly in need of quite a bit of work.

[Via NYP]


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