As a pleasingly debauched symbol of his transformation into a top-tier, top-paid newsman, Keith Olbermann has bought a sprawling 40th-floor apartment in an Upper East Side Trump condominium.
According to a deed filed late Tuesday afternoon in public records, the Countdown with Keith Olbermann host paid $4.2 million, the exact asking price for the five-room apartment.
“The most fabulous views!!” says a giddy Brown Harris Stevens listing with brokers Lisa Lippman and Scott Moore. “On a clear day, you can see forever.”
There are different perches for those inestimable views: The 31½-foot-long living room, master bedroom and den each have balconies.
Which perch does he favor? A spokesperson said that Mr. Olbermann was unavailable for comment.
The former sportscaster now has a chef’s kitchen, plus twin walk-in closets and “two and a half beautiful marble bathrooms.” According to the listing, all that makes for “elegant living at its best!”
Mr. Olbermann’s elegant seller is the limited-liability corporation Amsco Realty.
Despite all its marbled, Trump-inspired luxury, the condo’s price didn’t top the $6.5 million that Maria Bartiromo over at CNBC just paid for her five-level townhouse on East 62nd Street.
And perhaps to Mr. Olbermann’s eventual chagrin, the apartment is veritably petite compared to the gated, waterside Manhasset spread belonging to his arch nemesis, Bill O’Reilly of Fox News.