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Duplex apartment in Park Avenue tower that once housed John D. Rockefeller, Jackie Kennedy and Vera Wang hits market at $26 million

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A 14-room duplex at 740 Park Ave., one of New York City’s richest co-op buildings, went on sale Wednesday for $26 million.

Built in 1929 by James T. Lee, banker and real estate investor grandfather of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, the building was designed by prominent New York City architect Rosario Candela. The future First Lady lived in the building as a child, and other past residents include Standard Oil co-founder John D. Rockefeller, Blackstone.
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CEO Stephen Schwarzman and fashion designer Vera Wang, according to marketing materials from Corcoran’s listed agent Francine Crocker.

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The apartment was “designed to feel like a home within an apartment,” Crocker told Mansion Global. . [on the main level] There is a sleeping area upstairs. ”

According to Crocker, the unit’s four bedrooms each have their own ensuite bathroom, and the primary suite has its own terrace. has a wood-paneled library with a built-in bar. list photo showThe two floors are connected by a dramatic spiral staircase that retains the original railings.

“A lot of people and [historic] It’s a trait that changes so much over the years,” Crocker said. “Of course, this apartment has been renovated, but much of the layout matches the original floor plan.”

Some of the world’s elite live 20 blocks from Central Park in Manhattan. Four of the most exclusive buildings are 740 Park Avenue, One Beacon Court, 834 Fifth Avenue and 432 Park Avenue.Photo: Andrew Lamberson for The Wall Street Journal

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Swing doors lead from the formal dining room to a spacious remodeled kitchen with a butler’s pantry and separate wine refrigerator, Crocker said. It connects to an area that was used as a dormitory, and now houses the laundry, bathrooms, and “offices that could become staff rooms.”

The seller could not be identified, but purchased this property in 2012. The previous sale price could not be determined.

The building itself has been the subject of media coverage for decades. 2005 book 740 Park: The Story of the World’s Richest Apartments by Michael GrossThe building is also known for turning down high-profile potential buyers, including Barbra Streisand, Barbara Walters, Joan Crawford and Neil Sedaka. Reported.

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