Before the Rudey family decided to part with their debt-riddled estate on the Greenwich waterfront—you know, the one asking $190M—they sold off their only-slightly-less-palatial co-op at Manhattan's 1030 Fifth Avenue. The beige-on-beige four-bedroom with views to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Central Park sold for $16.5M last year to Mexican media baron Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega, but it was hardly a flip for the Rudeys, who purchased the sprawling apartment at least 33 years ago. In 1980, the couple got into a legal battle with the Landmarks Preservation Commission over their replacement of the unit's original sash windows with the single-pane, tilt-and-turn variety.
· John and Laurie Rudey's Former Fifth Ave Spread [The Real Estalker]
· Copper Beech Farm, Listed at $190M, Laden with Huge Debt [Curbed National]
· Take a Closer Look at Greenwich's $190M Copper Beech Farm [Curbed National]