271 CPW Duplex That Robin Williams Couldn’t Get Sells for $13.9 M.

It looks like real estate maven Agnes Nolan hasn’t lost her touch–with a little help from latter-day superbroker Dolly Lenz. Within days of the March 2010 Douglas Elliman listing of Ms. Nolan’s sprawling penthouse at 271 Central Park West, the wraparound-terraced duplex sold to Jaishri and Vikas Kapoor, the CEO of iQor, an outsourcing firm, for the full asking of $13.9 million. The deal closed last Friday.

Though Ms. Nolan has lived in the park-view five-bedroom co-op since 1964, the covert carriage trade queen first listed the apartment with Ms. Lenz around 15 years ago for $7.9 million, piquing the interest of then neighbor Robin Williams. The co-op board squashed the Oscar winner’s dreams of a combined top-floor apartment, citing concerns about an individual owning too many shares in the 27-unit building.

Ms. Lenz likened the co-op to “a house on the roof,” where the 3,500-square-foot terrace eclipses the second-floor’s interior in size.

Ms. Nolan, the less socially conspicuous contemporary of fellow real estate doyenne Alice Mason, ran the successful Whitbred-Nolan Brokerage, which churned out precocious employees such as Elizabeth Stribling, who after 14 years in Ms. Nolan’s service graduated to found her own eponymous firm.

 

271 CPW Duplex That Robin Williams Couldn’t Get Sells for $13.9 M.