If Bethany Frankel was the beauty behind beleaguered Skinny Girl liquor brand, David Kanbar was the brains. Her business partner (and perhaps partner in crime) helped develop the low-cal tipple into the smash hit sororities the nation over have come to know and love. Mr. Kanbar and his wife, Brown Harris Stevens agent Stacey Gero-Kanbar, have purchased a new home at 1100 Park Avenue.
When The Observer called the Skinny Girl offices, Mr. Kanbar answered the phone, a bit to our surprise. “I really don’t want to comment to the press,” he replied after briefly confirming the sale. We have a sneaking suspicion that veteran broker Ms. Gero-Kanbar was at the helm of the negotiating table, as the couple got a great deal on the place. Originally listed for $4.4 million in January, the Kanbars paid $3.92 million.
According to a listing from Sloane Square brokers Amy Tucker Meltzer and Nancy Lane, the place has just about everything the Kanbars could ask for—except a wet bar. The three-bedroom, four-bath co-op has 10-foot ceilings, a 348-square-foot master suite, a “media/playroom,” and a sizable dining room. The home also features an impressive 233-square-foot entrance gallery, perfect for hanging artwork. According to her BHS profile, Ms. Gero-Kanbar “cannot ignore her love for fine art.” How perfect!
The co-op at 1100 Park is nice if normal. The Times once called it “a well-respected prewar building.” This particular unit, on the ninth floor, had belonged to Kathe and Reid Chase, who records show have lived in the co-op at least since 1997.
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