Two days ago, The Observer reported that zinc magnate Bill Flaherty and his southern belle wife, Tina Santi Flaherty, would be putting their duplex penthouse on the market, on account of an intricate Palm Beach divorce. “Since last April,” I wrote, “their court docket has gone up to 837 items; over a dozen involve the penthouse.”
Late yesterday, the posh Corcoran broker Leighton Candler (she of the Astor listing) officially put the 10-room apartment on the market for $43 million. “Most every room” opens onto terraces, the listing says. “From an English pine paneled library to an expansive master suite this apartment is a piece of perfection.”
On the plus side, there are five bathrooms and three “maid bths,” (bathrooms for lowly maids don’t get vowels); the monthly maintenance runs $10,858; and the co-op wants a 100 percent down payment.
Meanwhile, there’s the chance that the apartment will go to Mr. or Ms. Flaherty (just like George Soros paid his ex-wife $24 million for their duplex at 1060 Fifth). “I’m like Scarlett O’Hara. The land—the apartment—means a lot to me,” Ms. Flaherty told me for this week’s article, though she wouldn’t comment further. “I even have a dog named Scarlett, just like Scarlett O’Hara. I’m just as persistent and everything else.”