High-end real estate isn’t dead! Or, if it is dead, at least a handful of the most posh co-ops are so high up in worlds of their own that they’ll continue to see mega sales that make the rest of Manhattan weep quietly.
As The Observer reported last month, the 13-room, two-bedroom, four-fireplace co-op on the 13th-floor of 834 Fifth Avenue (where Rupert Murdoch owns the penthouse) has sold.
According to a deed just filed in city records, Laurie Tisch, the philanthropic daughter of the late Loews co-owner Preston Robert “Bob” Tisch, paid $29 million.
Her seller is the estate of Araxia M. Buckhantz, who died late last year at age 101. Ms. Buckhantz cousin was the playboy and oil magnate Nubar Gulbenkian, a man whom Time wonderfully called “a Mephistophelean Santa.” Ms. Tisch’s new apartment has “a lovely 18th-century George II pine paneled library” according to an old Brown Harris Stevens listing, but also “paneling from the George III period” in the living room.
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