It looks like real estate maven Agnes Nolan hasn’t lost her touch–with a little help from latter-day superbroker Dolly Lenz. Within days of the March 2010 Douglas Elliman listing of Ms. Nolan’s sprawling penthouse at 271 Central Park West, the wraparound-terraced duplex sold to Jaishri and Vikas Kapoor, the CEO of iQor, an outsourcing firm, for the full asking of $13.9 million. The deal closed last Friday.
Though Ms. Nolan has lived in the park-view five-bedroom co-op since 1964, the covert carriage trade queen first listed the apartment with Ms. Lenz around 15 years ago for $7.9 million, piquing the interest of then neighbor Robin Williams. The co-op board squashed the Oscar winner’s dreams of a combined top-floor apartment, citing concerns about an individual owning too many shares in the 27-unit building.
Ms. Lenz likened the co-op to “a house on the roof,” where the 3,500-square-foot terrace eclipses the second-floor’s interior in size.
Ms. Nolan, the less socially conspicuous contemporary of fellow real estate doyenne Alice Mason, ran the successful Whitbred-Nolan Brokerage, which churned out precocious employees such as Elizabeth Stribling, who after 14 years in Ms. Nolan’s service graduated to found her own eponymous firm.