It’s Free to Look: The River House’s Deco Duplex [SLIDESHOW]

Yesterday, the Real Estate Desk poked a little fun at this $11 million, 14-room duplex at the “has-been” River House

Yesterday, the Real Estate Desk poked a little fun at this $11 million, 14-room duplex at the “has-been” River House co-op.  First off, it is asking a million dollars more than what is reportedly the $10-million record for the building — pre-recession, no less. And who could forget that the unit has changed realtors four times, and is now in the hands of Sotheby’s Nikki Field and Patricia Wheatley.

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Still, for all these problems, this apartment’s a dandy with plenty of selling points. It boasts views of the East River, two fireplaces, five and a half baths, and a fountain courtyard. Downsides are the inconvenient location and lethargic neighborhood. Now if you can just brave the infamous co-op board…

SLIDESHOW: 435 East 52nd Street 4E/5E

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It’s Free to Look: The River House’s Deco Duplex [SLIDESHOW]