Say hello to NYC’s most expensive home on the market: the $120 million co-op at swanky 834 Fifth Avenue. The 16-story, Rosario Candela–designed citadel, built of limestone in 1931 on the corner of 64th Street, overlooking the Central Park Zoo, is itself a legend and spectacle. With just 24 apartments, many of them duplexes, and serviced by round-the-clock white-gloved doormen and elevator operators, 834 Fifth is home to nearly as many billionaires. Rupert Murdoch bought an 8,000-square-foot apartment in the building for $44 million in 2005.
John Gutfreund, was known as the “King of Wall Street,” and died in March at the age of 86. His wife Susan has put the apartment/mansion, located on the building’s seventh and eighth floors on the market. It has 20 rooms with a 1,600-square-foot master suite, along with three other bedrooms, grand marble staircase opens into a 50-foot-long living room overlooking Central Park with 3 more bedrooms, 5 full and 3 half bathrooms , spread out over 12,000 square feet. It has many amenities you might expect and a few you might not, like a felt-lined walk-in steel safe for storing silver (note the butler’s pantry with meticulous notes on various china, below) a wine cellar, staff quarters, a gallery, and of course, a winter garden room. Have a look around.