Kati Marton had already moved on from the spacious four-bedroom, four-bath co-op that she and the late diplomat Richard Holbrooke once shared at the Beresford. Now she’s finally sold it, city records show, for the bargain price of $11 million.
But the famed journalist was clearly eager to make a deal. After listing the eighth-floor apartment at 211 Central Park West for $14.7 million in August of 2011, she reduced the price to $13.5 million only a month later, whipping through a series of sharp price cuts in the following months.
We can’t be sure what sold Kati Marton on the two-bedroom co-op at 33 Riverside Drive, but we wouldn’t be surprised if the building’s storied past had something to do with it. After all, 33 Riverside Drive, where George and Ira Gershwin lived in adjoining penthouses that they opened for legendary parties, has obvious journalistic appeal.
But the 14th-floor apartment that Ms. Marton purchased for $2.9 million from Daniel B. Cohen is certainly appealing in its own right. The Hungarian-American author, foreign correspondent and NPR luminary was quick to jump on the airy apartment, which spent only 20 days on the market listed with Donna Olshan of Olshan Realty.
When the Hamptons throw open the big white gates of posturing and hospitality to Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton this weekend, there’ll be an empty space on guest lists where Richard Holbrooke and Kati Marton would normally be found. Their friends–Hannah and Alan Pakula, Sally and Bob Benton, Liz Robbins–will miss them. While Bruce Wasserstein Read More