Madoff Penthouse Listed, Finally

madoff3 Madoff Penthouse Listed, FinallyLast 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.”

Besides all that excellent writing, be sure to check out the duplex’s interior photos and, better yet, a floor plan that shows off the bar in the hallway on the lower level.

mabelson@observer.com