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SELLER: Estate of Lauren Bacall
LOCATION: New York, NY
PRICE: $26,000,000
SIZE: 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms

YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: Just as was widely reported it would be, Lauren Bacall’s long-time residence at the legendary Dakota building on New York City’s Central Park West has popped up on the open market with an asking price of $26,000,000.

The drop dead gorgeous leading lady, who could be a bit — ahem — cantankerous in her dotage, owned and occupied the elegantly proportioned apartment since 1961 when she picked it up the for $48,000. The 9-room spread was reportedly appraised just before he death at around $9,000,000 and current listing details show the three-bedroom residence has 3.5 bathrooms, five fireplaces, 13-foot ceilings, and approximately 100-feet of park frontage with half a dozen (or so) mahogany-trimmed windows with unobstructed views over Central Park. At $11,146, monthly maintenance charges aren’t unusually high for a building of the Dakota’s eminence and wattage but they certainly ain’t for the financially faint of heart, either.

Double mahogany doors open to a roomy foyer with corner fireplace. The living room spans almost 700-square feet all by itself and the neighboring library has a park-side Juliet balcony. At the south end of the apartment, the master bedroom has one walk-in closet plus three smaller closets plus a deep bay window and a rather small bathroom. Two guest/family bedrooms flank the master bedroom. The larger has a walk-in closet and a puny private bathroom and the other is much smaller with a miniscule closet.

A service wing behind the dining room includes a large butler’s pantry, a deep walk-in closet plus several small broom closets, a small office, a (windowed) laundry room, a tiny (windowless) powder room and an eat-in kitchen with courtyard overlook

Listing photos and floor plan: http://www.warburgrealty.com/