The Frick’s Sick $6 M. Penthouse

  • In terms of real estate, the Frick Collection occupies one of New York’s most enviable residences. The museum, housed in Henry Clay Frick’s former mansion at 1 East 70th Street, represents a largely bygone era when New York’s industry titans lived like kings in lordly city estates. Unbeknownst to most, however, the Frick Collection was, until very recently, in possession of another abode: a Park Avenue penthouse.

    While the apartment cannot be compared to the Frick’s primary homestead, it is a substantial home nonetheless. The two-bedroom, two-bath penthouse sits atop 1112 Park Avenue, a pre-war co-op at the corner of 90th Street—making it just two blocks from The Guggenheim, it so happens.

    Listing agents Sharon Baum and David Enloe, both of Corcoran, boast of the apartment’s covetous components. Chief among them is an emense 1,5200 square-foot wrap-around terrace with outside sitting space and wide city views. It looks almost as big as the Frick’s own grounds.

    The home also boasts a private elevator landing, a wood burning fireplace in the living room, a solarium, and a library, all details which “epitomizes the glamour and drama associated with a Manhattan penthouse,” according to Ms. Baum and Mr. Enloe’s listing.

    Representatives of the Frick did not return numerous calls for comment.

    The home was purchased by Jonathan and Candace Wainwright, who paid $5.9 million, according to city records. Mr. Wainwright is a senior partner at Cadwalder and his son happens to be the founder of Cosi, the office worker-clogged sandwich shops. Life is delicious indeed.

    eknutsen@observer.com

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