Looking to wow the board of 907 Fifth Avenue? A high-paying job in finance seems to be just the ticket.
The board has accepted Frederick Iseman’s $22.5 million bid to buy the park-facing eighth-floor apartment that belonged to late copper heiress Huguette Clark—one of the three in the building. Mr. Iseman made the bid in mid-summer, after the board reportedly blocked Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani’s move to snap up both of Clark’s eighth-floor apartments to create one the largest floor-throughs on Fifth Avenue.
The problem with getting what you want is that sometimes, once you have it, you don’t want it anymore. The Observer has learned that Libet Johnson is looking to offload the Vanderbilt Mansion, the stately neo-Georgian mansion at 16 East 69th Street that she spent $48 million to buy scarcely more than a year ago.
Sources tell us that Ms. Johnson has been quietly shopping the townhouse around, hoping to sell for a price in the mid-$50 million range. Which does not come as a huge surprise—the heiress to the Johnson & Johnson fortune and the sister of NY Jets Owner and Romney bundler Woody Johnson has a reputation for falling in, and out, of love with extravagant real estate. She bought the townhouse, sans broker, from her friend and fellow heiress Sloan Lindemann Barnett and Ms. Barnett’s husband, the founder of beauty.com. What’s a $48 million townhouse between friends?
Four deeds registered with the city between December and midafternoon on Valentine’s Day document the deal struck between private equity boss Frederick Iseman and his Paris-educated ex-wife for their co-op at 550 Park Avenue, one of the city’s fanciest and most staid buildings.
According to the records, she ended up with exclusive lifetime use Read More