It’s been a grievous few weeks for septuagenarian ex-Senator George Mitchell. He released a 409-page report on baseball’s colossal steroids problem, outing 88 drugged Major Leaguers—even gods like Roger Clemens and Andy Pettitte. Critics accused him of McCarthyism for naming names without substantial proof, and on the opposite side he was scolded for suggesting players shouldn’t be punished for past doping.
But Senator Mitchell owns an excellent reason for letting all steroidal criticism roll off his back: His 3,150-square-foot, two-unit apartment at the posh Grand Millennium condo at 1965 Broadway, listed for $6.65 million, has gone to contract. That deal was signed two days before the Mitchell Report’s release.
The apartment’s interior was designed for the senator and his wife, Heather, by Robert A.M. Stern, the architect once famously mocked as a suede-loafered “Disney party boy,” on account of his massive projects for the Mickey Mouse conglomerate. Incidentally, Mr. Mitchell was Disney’s chairman until January 2007.
So the apartment has Floridian touches, like four huge closets in the master bedroom suite (two are walk-in, and one is 12-by-9.5 feet). And that suite leads to a 197-square-foot terrace, where, according to marketing pictures, there are scarily precise rectangular planted hedges.
One space to the left, a curvy living/dining room, has a full row of windows that stretch from the ceiling to the cherry wood floors. (The floors in the windowed gourmet kitchen, of course, are marble.)
The listing broker, Brown Harris Stevens’ Michael Reed, said he and the Mitchells wouldn’t comment. Mr. Reed listed a similar two-unit spread one floor up, which sold last month for $6 million to the science writer James Gleick, a three-time Pulitzer Prize finalist, city records show.