Last Wednesday, The Observer reported that the brokers Anne Corey and Serena Boardman would be marketing Bernard Madoff’s penthouse. But it wasn’t until late Friday that their $9.9 million listing finally came online.
The thing is a doozy.
Under the headline Sophisticated Penthouse Duplex, the brokers describe the villain’s lair thusly: “Perched atop a distinguished white-glove prewar cooperative, this 9 into 7 room duplex penthouse affords spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline. The beautiful residence boasts an impressive Gallery with an elliptical staircase, a grand Living Room with triple exposures and an elegantly proportioned Dining Room. These sun-flooded rooms feature French doors that open onto a tremendous wrap-around planted and irrigated terrace.”
It gets better: “Adjacent, the large and well-appointed chef’s Kitchen incorporates a Breakfast Room and Staff Room with bath. Downstairs the private quarters include a very gracious corner Master Suite with a huge walk-in closet and an over-sized marble bathroom. Beyond there is a cozy Library featuring custom built-ins and an en-suite bathroom plus another Bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and ample closet space.”
And the finale: “Offered in superb condition, the impeccably renovated apartment incorporates herringbone hardwood floors, hand-carved moldings and four wood-burning fireplaces.”