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.
The apartment hosts nine rooms in total, five of which sit directly on Central Park and span approximately 100 feet of frontage. Thirteen-foot ceilings open the space further. Inhabitants won’t have to worry about feeling cramped here—there’s an 18-foot entry with its own fireplace and a 70-foot gallery connecting the library, great room, and formal dining room.
Bacall is said to have paid just $28,000 for the home back in 1961. During her stay, she called fellow creatives Boris Karloff, Judy Holliday and Roberta Flack her neighbors and friends. Though the home is looking for a $26 million deal, it’s valued at just $9 million. Is there a buyer out there willing to pay for the celeb cachet?
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