It’s Free to Look: 88 Central Park West

  • 88centralpark 0 Its Free to Look: 88 Central Park West There are some things money alone cannot buy. We suspect one of them is this apartment in one of New York’s most celeb-filled buildings, which puts the fabulous in fabulously wealthy.

  • There are some things money alone cannot buy. We suspect one of them is this apartment in one of New York's most celeb-filled buildings, which puts the fabulous in fabulously wealthy.

    The Brentmore at 88 Central Park West is perhaps best known as the former home of Sting and Billy Joel. This particular 14-room, two-floor residence belongs to Laurie Tisch, an heiress to the Loews movie, hotel and mining conglomerate. Ms. Tisch put her apartment on the market last week for $25 million, making it by far the most expensive unit to go on the market in the sleepy final days of August, The Real Deal reported. (Immediately, there was chatter that the price tag was, in fact, much higher than the $17.75 million for which Sting’s apartment recently sold.)

    But even skeptics have to admit that the 32-foot living room with sweeping views of Central Park is worth at least an extra million or two. There’s also a 20-foot entrance gallery worthy of Manhattan royalty, and a dining room with coffered ceilings and French doors in which to entertain them.

    “This legendary building with only 33 residences is home to many of Manhattan's cultural elite and is the ultimate Central Park West address,” says the Stribling listing. In other words, plebeians need not apply. - Laura Kusisto

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