×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Disney CEO Bob Iger Sells House-Sized Apartment on New York’s Fifth Avenue

Location:
New York City, N.Y.
Price:
$18.75 million
Size:
(approx.) 4,500 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms

After six months on the open market with an asking price of $19 million, high-powered Walt Disney Company chairman-CEO Bob Iger, who recently signed a lucrative contract extension that runs through 2021, and veteran broadcast journalist Willow Bay sold their sprawling, house-sized Fifth Avenue co-operative apartment on New York City’s prestigious Fifth Avenue for $18.75 million. The buyer was identified by the property gossips at The Real Deal as financier Thomas Lister and his wife Amanda. It’s not clear when or how much Iger and Bay paid for the full floor spread that spans somewhere in the vicinity of 4,500 square feet with four bedrooms, five bathrooms and 50-feet of prime Central Park frontage.

A private elevator vestibule leads to a substantial entrance gallery with lustrous inlaid herringbone pattern hardwood floors that extend into elegantly proportioned formal living and dining rooms, the former nearly 30-feet in length with a fireplace and both with over-sized single-pane picture windows that frame leafy views into the treetops that line Central Park along Fifth Avenue. A wood-paneled library/office also opens off the foyer and features floor-to-ceiling bookshelves while the apartment’s extensive service areas meander along the apartment’s southern flank and include an over-sized butler’s pantry, a windowed laundry room and a center island eat-in kitchen crisply updated with jet black countertops on gleaming white cabinetry accented with marble tile back splashes and premium-grade commercial-style stainless steel appliances.

Three en suite guest or family bedrooms open off a long corridor as does a privately situated, multi-room master suite composed of a roomy bedroom with fireplace, a separate sitting room or gym with attached bathroom, two walk-in closets, one larger than many Manhattan bedrooms, and a second, compartmentalized bathroom with dressing area and marble-topped double-sink vanity.

The exceedingly posh 14-story Neo-Renaissance-style apartment house, designed by illustrious high-society architect Emery Roth and built in 1925 with an impressive three-story rusticated limestone base and a handsome, fully staffed lobby, was the longtime home of “Veep” star Julia Louis-Dreyfus’s deep-pocketed step-mother, Phyllis Louis-Dreyfus, who sold her 9th floor spread in March 2017 for $16 million and the distinguished apartment house is currently home to author Stephen King — he bought his lower-floor unit in October 2012 for $8.95 million as well as married actors Kevin Cline and Phoebe Cates and showbiz icon Bette Midler who, along with her investor/performance artist husband Martin von Haselberg, presides over a generously terraced triplex penthouse photographed for and fawned over in the June 2014 issue of Architectural Digest.

On the West Coast, the extraordinarily well-compensated Iger — his 2017 compensation was down 17% from the previous year but still amounted to a mouth-drying $36.3 million — and Bay, recently appointed Dean of the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, maintain a carefully groomed estate of nearly 2.5-acres along one of the most prestigious and sought after streets in L.A.’s tony Brentwood area. The high-powered couple purchased the double-gated estate in 2005 for $18.425 million from Emmy collecting TV writer/producer David E. Kelley and three-time Oscar nominated actress Michelle Pfeiffer. At the time of the Iger-Bays’ purchase, the property included a restored and updated 1940s traditional main house of not quite 7,500-square-feet with seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms plus a detached guesthouse, a separate office/gym, a swimming pool, tennis court and equestrian facilities.

Listing photos and floor plan: Stribling

More Dirt

  • Jay Stein House

    Stein Mart's Jay Stein Hangs $29.5 Million Price Tag on Beverly Hills Modern

    Less than three years after their $22.5 million splurge on an ultra-slick Beverly Hills mansion, businessman Jay Stein and his longtime wife Deanie have officially flipped out, re-listing the rakishly attractive spread with a $29.5 million ask. Though it does not appear the avid midcentury photograph collectors have made any significant alterations to the .77-acre [...]

  • RuPaul House

    Drag Superstar and TV Host RuPaul Lists Home Above the Sunset Strip

    On the much-publicized heels of last week’s premiere of a three-week test run of a self-titled daytime talk show, uninymic drag superstar and budding showbiz mogul RuPaul has put his glamorously dressed, circa 1960s home high in Bird Streets nabe above L.A.’s Sunset Strip up for sale at a number so close to $5 million [...]

  • Simon Helberg House

    Simon Helberg Upgrades to Celeb-Pedigreed Pad in Los Feliz (EXCLUSIVE)

    Simon Helberg has marked the end of his long, lucrative run as one of the high-paid co-stars of the spectacularly popular megahit sitcom “Big Bang Theory” with the just shy of $6.9 million acquisition of a conscientiously restored and updated, early 1930s Spanish Colonial residence in one of the more coveted neighborhoods in L.A.’s Los [...]

  • Steve Kloves House

    Steve Kloves Lists Loft-Style West Hollywood Condo

    Screenwriter and occasional director Steve Kloves has put his West Hollywood condo up for sale at next to $1.2 million. Kloves, who wrote and directed the critically acclaimed box office disappointment “The Fabulous Baker Boys,” acquired the loft-style unit less than a year ago for just under $1 million dollars. The nearly 1,300 square foot, [...]

  • Byron Allen House

    Byron Allen Adds $20 Million Beverly Hills Mansion to Bulging Portfolio

    While he awaits the upcoming Supreme Court review of his high-profile $20 billion racial discrimination lawsuit against Comcast, media magnate Byron Allen has selected an upgraded location for residential relaxation. The owner and founder of billion-dollar Entertainment Studios — which owns The Weather Channel and Fox Sports Group, among other assets — has splashed out nearly [...]

  • BD Wong House

    BD Wong Buys Into Deconsecrated Brooklyn Heights Church

    Star of stage and screen BD Wong has picked up a $1.25 million duplex apartment in a deconsecrated Gothic Revival-style former Presbyterian church on a bustling corner in Brooklyn, N.Y.’s historic, charming and relatively affluent Brooklyn Heights neighborhood. First sussed out by the property gossips at the NY Post and listed with Terry Naini and [...]

  • Jan Koum House

    WhatsApp Co-Founder Jan Koum Assembles an $80 Million Atherton Compound

    The leafy California town of Atherton has long garnered fame for its residents, many of whom are among the nation’s wealthiest. In the decades following its 1860s beginnings, when city founder Faxon Atherton and other Gold Rush-rich capitalists chose to build their country estates in the area, Atherton became known as a bastion of quiet [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content