From 1983 until his death in 2005, legendary anchorman Peter Jennings hosted ABC World News Tonight from the ABC News Headquarters in Lincoln Square. Once off the clock, he was able to stroll a few blocks home to his palatial digs at 101 Central Park West — and now, his widow, Kayce Freed Jennings, has put the pad up for sale.
The traditional “classic nine” co-op — in a pre-war Neo-Renaissance behemoth of a building between 70th and 71st streets — has hit the market to the tune of $10.45 million. Spanning a whopping 3,600 square feet, the 11th floor corner unit boasts coveted Central Park views, nine elegantly appointed rooms renovated for modern living (with ample storage areas for the late news icon’s 16 Emmy statuettes), a wood-burning fireplace and sky-high ceilings. The three large bedrooms all have en suite bathrooms (there are five total), and retro wood paneling is featured throughout.
The grand scale of the space makes it ideal for entertaining, which the couple did plenty of after moving in back in 1998. “The layout is exceptional,” Ms. Jennings told The Wall Street Journal. “The apartment is really well designed for that.” After approximately 25 years of residing in the ultra-luxe abode, she plans to downsize.
Located on a particularly tony stretch of Central Park West next to The Majestic, the building offers the standard slew of amenities one would expect from an apartment house of this caliber: 24-hour doormen, concierge service, a swanky fitness center, a bike room, basement storage… you get the idea. A monthly maintenance bill of $9,548 keeps the wheels turning.
There are two other active listings in the 94-unit structure (designed by famed architects Schwartz & Gross), including a smaller corner unit more modestly priced at $5.7 million.
Other famous residents past and present of 101 Central Park West include Harrison Ford, media heiress and equestrian Georgina Bloomberg and Ghostbusters actor Rick Moranis, who was sucker punched mere steps from his longtime home back in 2020.