A Taste of Honey! A&M Records Founder Comes Home to the Plaza

herb alpert and jerry moss A Taste of Honey! A&M Records Founder Comes Home to the Plaza

Herb Albert (left) and Mr. Moss.

Jerome “Jerry” Moss left Brooklyn behind for L.A., where he made it big in the record industry, but it looks like life in the boroughs wasn’t going to work for Mr. Moss and his wife, Ann. The Beverely Hills-based couple just nabbed a deal on a new apartment at the Plaza.

Mr. Moss, who founded A&M Records and had a string of hits in the 1950s and ’60s, now owns a one-bedroom, 1.5-bath condo that spans 1,155 square feet. The massive living room offers access to the hotel’s private landscaped gardens. Hopefully the Mosses enjoy cooking, because their new kitchen is top of the line, featuring stone Viking and Miele appliances, and stone countertops with “mosaic Calacatta marble tile backsplash.”

Although the apartment may be the perfect size for the Mosses, there probably won’t be room for the couple’s prized racehorses. Who knows, however, with 24 hour concierge service perhaps The Plaza can manage to find some spare space for Giacamo, the couple’s stallion who won the Derby in 2005.

The Observer asked Corcoran broker Charlie Attias, who represented the seller on the deal, what made the property special. “Well it’s the Plaza, it’s pretty special,” he said. “It has a nice sized bedroom, nice sized closets, a very large bathroom.” It’s also the Plaza, as in the hotel, he said, which means all those Eloise-caliber amenities.

Ah, life at the Plaza! If Mr. and Mrs. Moss so choose, they have access to a maid service, room service, the building’s gym, the spa and the hotel’s private car service. Although their new apartment comes with its very own washer dryer, they can easily have their clothes laundered to perfection

The Moss family scored on the home. Originally listed for $3.5 million in 2010, the couple paid just $2.7 million for the property at what may be New York’s most prized pied a terre address. The home was sold by an unnamed owner, operating through an LLC.

eknutsen@observer.com

Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    an amazing career … first in music , now in thoroughbred racing