Today the Wall Street Journal broke the news that steel magnate Leroy Schecter is combining his two 35th-floor apartments at 15 Central Park West — one of the most successful and famous residential buildings in New York City — and listing the massive spread for $95 million with CORE Managing Director Emily Beare. A sale could set a city record, topping another recent transaction at 15 CPW: former Citigroup head Sandy Weill’s $88 million sale of his 20th-floor penthouse in the building’s shorter, “House” building. Schecter’s “Tower” apartments are currently being renovated, and the Journal got a peek inside. The paper writes: “Now, rows of new aluminum studs demarcate a living room, study and dining room that will face Central Park. The master bedroom is designed so that the bed will also look out at the park. The large master bathroom will have an 8-by-8 window facing south.”
We’ll have more on this special home in the days ahead, but for now we thought we’d once again share CORE CEO Shaun Osher’s CORE Talks interview with architect Robert A.M. Stern, who designed the famed 15 Central Park West complex as well as CORE’s One Museum Mile project on the other side of the park, along Fifth Avenue. Stern discusses both buildings in the video above.