Big Ticket: The Cosmo Girl’s Lair for $19.4 Million

The New York TimesJuly 08, 2016

Helen Gurley Brown’s turreted quadruplex atop the exclusive Beresford co-op at 211 Central Park West, where she lived for four decades until her death in 2012 and which was bedecked in midcentury glamour, has finally sold. At $19,380,000, it was the second most expensive transaction of the week, according to city records.


The priciest sale was farther down the scenic thoroughfare. A three-bedroom three-and-a-half-bath condominium at the limestone-clad 15 Central Park West, near 61st Street, closed at $28 million. The 2,846-square-foot apartment, No. 38A, with a 211-square-foot terrace overlooking Central Park, has monthly carrying costs of $9,063.


Henry Hershkowitz and Heather L. McDonough of Core brought the buyer of 15 Central Park West, whose identity was shielded by the limited liability company Morningside Heights CPW. John Burger and Lauren Bankart of Brown Harris Stevens represented the seller, BZG Industries (No. 5) Ltd. of the Cayman Islands.