It may not be quite the smash hit that her 1980s ballad “The Power of Love” was, but Jennifer Rush’s two-bedroom apartment in the San Remo proved to be immensely popular with buyers.
Ms. Rush co-wrote the love song of the decade and could be heard singing it on radios around the world until Celine Dion poached the hit and made it even more famous. Now she is turning the trick on her Upper West Side co-op, which just sold for $5.2 million. That is more than a cool half-million over the $4.5 million ask for the 12th-floor spread at 145 Central Park West.
The 2,450-square-foot apartment, listed with Sotheby’s broker Roger Erickson, spent just 18 days on the market before being snapped up by John Zeiler, the CEO of real estate investment group Hudson Housing Capital.
We suppose that Ms. Rush, a New York native who was born Heidi Stern in Queens to an opera singer dad and a pianist mother, is not only familiar with the power of love, but also the power of uptown prewar charm.
Mr. Zeiler, whose company invests in attractive, affordable housing projects, according to his firm’s website, appears to have somewhat more luxurious tastes for himself. The apartment has a 28-foot-long living room, a terrace and—most important of all—park views.
What more could Ms. Rush possibly want? Well, she’s not a woman who’s content to just rest on her laurels—or the amazing royalties that must come with having one’s song played nightly on Delilah. Ms. Rush is not only recording a new album, but she moved to London in 2006. After six years, it seems, she was ready to let go of her place in New York.