After nearly a year on the market, and a deal with Giorgio Armani that ultimately fell through, the ornate penthouse that previously belonged to publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst has finally sold. As reported by The Real Deal, the buyer of the magnificent home is John Legere, a T-Mobile CEO who entered contract to buy the pad back in July. Originally listed for $27.5 million, the home saw numerous price cuts over the last few months, ultimately settling on a $18 million price tag with Legere.
While the penthouse is not nearly as large as Hearst’s other former top floor spread (that one had an incredible 14,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space!), this 1,600-square foot beauty maintains many spectacular details, including a wood-burning fireplace, herringbone floors, hand-carved wood doors, stained glass windows and a private terrace encompassing the entire frontage of its 91 Central Park West address.
According to the listing, which touts the penthouse as “Once in a generation!,” the duplex penthouse has four bedrooms and four bathrooms with an elevator that opens directly onto a “stone flagged entry foyer” leading to the interior gallery connecting the living room, kitchen and dining room/solarium. The corner living room is a spacious 16 feet by 31 feet and is adorned with rich oak burnsall paneling and topped with a 11.5-foot plaster ceiling. The Elizabethan-style fireplace is handcrafted in wood and the home’s over 1,600 square foot terrace can also be accessed from this room.
Stained glass decorates the dining room, as do tall archways and the expansive park views. The kitchen has been updated and includes a pantry and private access to the west terrace. The second floor keeps the library in its tower, which has 14.5-foot ceilings and three exposures, as well as a large master suite and the three other bedrooms.
91 Central Park West itself was constructed in 1926 by Schwartz and Gross Architects. The Neo-Renaissance building has long been considered one of Central Park West’s most intimate prewar cooperatives.
[Via The Real Deal]
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