The co-op 740 Park, which is so obsessed over that a death in the building automatically becomes a hot topic among Upper East Side brokers (who want the listing), finally has a new apartment on the market.
Corcoran’s Web site just put up a $38 million listing for a 16-room, five-bedroom, seven-and-a-half-bathroom duplex. Apparently there are another three bedrooms and two bathrooms in the servants quarters off a "seperate [sic] staircase," according to the listing.
Oddly, the apartment is being handled by a Corcoran broker named Julie Gordon, who’s a mere salesperson with the firm–lowlier than the Rolls Royce-driving senior vice presidents and managing directors who normally handle listings in the building. It’s a victory for Upper East Side egalitarianism! Reached at her office, Ms. Gordon agreed, but pointed out that the seller is "a personal friend."
Interestingly, her listing gives the approximate square footage of the spread–7,500–which is almost never done in top-notch buildings. It’s one of those odd co-op rules; consider that at River House brokers aren’t allowed to say the building’s name.
The listings Web site Streeteasy says the apartment is #4/5D, which means the place belongs to the investor Peter Huang. He and Ms. Gordon did not immediately return calls.
The broker wouldn’t speak about the seller, but she said the place needs a little sprucing up: "It just needs to be repainted and brought up to speed."