The triplex south tower penthouse in the San Remo on Central Park West, is on the market. The price includes a two-bedroom two-bath lobby level apt (for guests or help, no doubt) is included in the sale, for $75 million. If met, this would set a record for an UWS co-op and crush the $26.4 million achieved at the San Remo just last year. Demi Moore, who bought the penthouse with her ex-husband Bruce Willis, from producer Robert Stigwoodin 1990, has a monthly maintenance of $17,912.85, which has about 7,000 square feet of interior living space and 1,500 square feet of wraparound terraces with panoramic park, river and cityscape vistas from the 28th floor. The maintenance for the maisonette is $3,273. The San Remo was designed in 1929 by Emory Roth with distinctive twin towers culminating in Renaissance-style Corinthian temples crowned by 22-foot-high copper lanterns underwent a co-op conversion in 1972, and although Madonna was rejected by the board, other boldface residents through the years have included Dustin Hoffman, Diane Keaton and Steven Spielberg. Moore and Willis were smitten by the south tower:
“We looked at everything on the park, Fifth Avenue, Central Park South and Central Park West, and there was just nothing like it. The location, architecture and history of the San Remo were on a completely different level.”
They installed new windows in every room, not counting bathrooms, etc, the penthouse has 14 rooms total on three levels not including the first floor “maisonette”. The interiors of both units have been redone in a Mission motif dominated by cherry wood, which is slightly out of character for the building and would surely be redone by the new owners. The grand living room has three exposures, more than 20 feet of park frontage overlooking the boat pond. A 14-by-20-foot library has the original plaster rosette molding and bas reliefs in the ceiling. This is a potential sixth bedroom and it has the original Roth en-suite bath. (Apt #1H has both original baths.) The 24-by-17-foot dining room has a crystal chandelier and the kitchen has views north to the George Washington Bridge, with a stone center island, double Sub-Zero refrigerator and a Viking range, which would get ripped out first thing. The media room on the 28th floor has 16-foot ceilings and access to the terraces. On the mezzanine level above the media room are a sleeping loft, full bath and kitchenette. Ms. Moore has not occupied the penthouse for several years and says:
“I’m spending the majority of my time in my other homes, and this apartment is too magnificent not to be lived in full time.”
Only one neighbor shares a similar perch. The owner of the San Remo’s smaller north tower penthouse? Bono.
(via The New York Times)