834 Fifth Avenue, located directly across from the Central Park Zoo, is one of New York City’s most prestigious addresses. Case in point: Rupert Murdoch once bought the penthouse triplex in which Laurance S. Rockefeller lived for nearly 50 years. (His ex-wife Wendi Murdoch is now the owner and lives there with their two daughters.)
Rarely do the Rosario Candela-designed building’s 24 apartments come on the market, but last week a 20-room duplex on the 7th and 8th floors, that belonged to the late Salomon Brothers CEO John Gutfreund, was listed for $120 million, making it the most expensive apartment for sale in New York City (WSJ broke the news.)
The residence features 12.5-foot ceilings, original moldings, and a staircase so grand it belongs in an Italian palazzo. The library is lined with 17-century leather walls (naturally), and the floor plan reveals over-the-top amenities like four staff rooms, a wine cellar, and two storage units. Scroll down for a look inside the listing.
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