For the first time in 35 years, this nine-room corner unit in Manhattan's San Remo building is up for grabs, and from the look of things, it hasn't been redone in about as long. Which is a huge boon when you're dealing with the elaborate moldings, bas-relief insets, and rose-colored marble floors that architect Emery Roth included in his original design for the two-towered structure, all of which are still on display here. Thanks to a generous wraparound terrace, the New York Times figures that all of Central Park is the unit's "de facto front yard," which would mean quite a lot of real estate for the $25M asking price. In comparison, the listing is surprisingly unexaggerated, celebrating the inclusion of "direct, discreet access to the kitchen area for any impromptu midnight snacks!" Really a must for any luxury co-op in New York City.
The Times describes the previous owner, hedge fund pioneer and philanthropist Robert W. Wilson—who jumped to his death from the apartment last year after suffering a stroke that limited his mobility—as a huge fan of the Central Park view; he would apparently invite guests out onto the terrace before they'd even had time to remove their coats. It might be lacking by modern standards though, being not quite wide enough for anything but taking in the view. If a large butler's pantry, a refrigerated wine cellar, and a private elevator landing with a "fanciful hidden bar" aren't enticing enough to make this 4,600-square-foot three-bedroom worthy of the hefty price and the $8,770 monthly maintenance fee, the building comes with a lot of star power; the long list of notable residents has included Dustin Hoffman, Diane Keaton, Steven Spielberg, and Steve Jobs, who bought and renovated a penthouse apartment but never moved in. The buyer that took it off his hands was none other than Bono.
· San Remo Corner Apartment Wants $25 Million [Curbed NY]
· A Glorious Front Yard [NYT]
· 145 Central Park West [Kleier Residential]
· All San Remo coverage [Curbed NY]
· All Emery Roth coverage [Curbed NY]