It’s Free to Look: The River House’s Deco Duplex [SLIDESHOW]

Yesterday, the Real Estate Desk poked a little fun at this $11 million, 14-room duplex at the “has-been” River House co-op.  First off, it is asking a million dollars more than what is reportedly the $10-million record for the building — pre-recession, no less. And who could forget that the unit has changed realtors four times, and is now in the hands of Sotheby’s Nikki Field and Patricia Wheatley.

Still, for all these problems, this apartment’s a dandy with plenty of selling points. It boasts views of the East River, two fireplaces, five and a half baths, and a fountain courtyard. Downsides are the inconvenient location and lethargic neighborhood. Now if you can just brave the infamous co-op board…

SLIDESHOW: 435 East 52nd Street 4E/5E