Vicki Rosen-Solomon, widow of Adam Solomon, the onetime chairman of private-equity firm Stonewater Capital, has finally sold her three-bedroom, 10th-floor apartment at 956 Fifth Avenue for $12.5 million. Originally listed in September 2009 for $14.475 million, the Web site Cityfile reported that the apartment went into contract in December. Now, according to city records, the apartment has officially been sold to Chicago money master David Herro, a partner and CIO of International Investments at Harris Associates. Money master indeed, Mr. Herro shaved $2 million off the asking price, snagging the full-floor Gold Coast apartment for a mere $12.5 million.
The Stribling listing describes “the grand, corner living room/library with six large windows, approximately 10 foot high ceilings, exquisite floors, and wood burning fireplace perfectly suited for grand soirees or scrabble for two.” Originally built as an 11-room home in 1925, the co-op apartment was designed with the park views in mind, “capitalizing on views and the dramatic play of light and sky.”
Mr. Herro could not be reached for comment and the question of whether the apartment will act as a pied-à-terre for the Chicago investor remains. The listing does note: “This apartment is one of only 19 residences in an outstanding Italianate palazzo-styled building with superior staff including door and elevator attendants. Pets and pied-a-terre are welcome” (a pet’s pied-à-terre is also an option).