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Lavish Duplex in Historic New York City Building With Kennedy and Rockefeller Ties Lists for $26M

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A 14-room duplex at 740 Park Avenue, 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 and grandfather of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, the building was designed by prominent New York City architect Rosario Candela. Onassis lived in the building as a child, and past residents including John D. Rockefeller, Stephen Schwartzman and Vera Wang, according to marketing materials from Corcoran listing agent Francine Crocker. board.

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The apartment was “designed to feel like a home within an apartment complex,” Crocker told Mansion Global. “There is a private elevator foyer that takes you to each floor as needed, as well as entertainment spaces. [on the main level] There is a sleeping area upstairs. ”

Each of the unit’s four bedrooms has its own ensuite bathroom, and the primary suite also has its own terrace.In addition to multiple living and entertaining spaces with large windows and fireplaces, the main level features a built-in bar. There is a wood-paneled library with a photo display. The 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 very much over the years,” Crocker said. “Of course, this apartment has been renovated, but much of the layout matches the original floor plan.”

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Swing doors lead from the formal dining room to a spacious remodeled kitchen with butler’s pantry and separate wine refrigerator, Crocker said. A flight of stairs from this part of the house leads to an area originally used as staff quarters, which 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 featured in the media for decades, including the 2005 book 740 Park: The Story of the World’s Richest Apartment Building by Michael Gross. The building also famously turned down high-profile potential buyers, including Barbra Streisand, Barbara Walters, Joan Crawford and Neil Sedaka, The New York Times Reported.


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