NBC's Stone Phillips Finally Sells Penthouse Triplex (With Six TVs)

At long last, steely Dateline NBC co-anchor Stone Phillips has sold his triplex penthouse at the Oliver Cromwell, an 80-year-old Central Park West co-op. Mr. Phillips’ six-room apartment was first listed back in fall 2005 for $5.5 million.

But, according to city records, Mr. Phillips 27th-floor apartment sold for a bit less--$4,350,000--to a fashionable buyer: Fred Gehring, CEO of the Tommy Hilfiger Corporation.

Mr. Phillips, a former Yale University star quarterback, apparently liked to watch TV. According to the listing with the Corcoran Group’s Fran Davis, his old triplex has three large high-definition televisions, plus flat-screens in the floor-heated kitchen and the top-floor dressing room and master bathroom too.

Besides its television, that bathroom also has a windowed shower, in which, as Ms. Davis wrote, you can “feel the summer breeze.” Classy! Likewise, the wainscoted 25.5-foot-long dining room has leather-paneled walls; the planted, 300-square-foot terrace off the middle floor boasts an outdoor sound system for view-drenched serenading.

Mr. Stone and his wife Debra, a New York social worker, have reportedly upgraded to a $4.4 million, 4,100-square-foot loft on West 19th Street. On the downside, the newsman will no longer awake to the sun rising over Central Park.

NBC's Stone Phillips Finally Sells Penthouse Triplex (With Six TVs)