Real Estate Blurbs: 200 Amsterdam Ave. and Famous Photographer Homes

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Background image: 88 Central Park West. Left: Elliott Erwitt in 2014 by Alessio Jacona via Wikimedia Commons. Right: Annie Leibovitz in 2008 by Robert Scoble via Wikimedia Commons.

An early 2024 record and two famous listings at the same building. 

A $20 million penthouse just sold at the controversial 200 Amsterdam Avenue (at 69th Street). According to Mansion Global, this is 2024’s most expensive residential sale on the UWS to date. The 4 bed, 4.5 bath apartment spans “the entire 43rd floor” of the building and measures 4,672 square feet. It comes with two terraces, floor-to-ceiling windows and, according to the Streeteasy listing description, “a grand foyer with White Ice marble floors” and “panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline, the Hudson River, and Central Park.” A broker involved in the deal, Peter Zaitzeff of Serhant, told the publication, “The buyer is downsizing—they are a family who lives in another part of town, and they’re not in a full-service building like 200 Amsterdam.”

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Photographer Annie Leibovitz, known best for her celebrity portraits, recently sold her duplex co-op at 88 Central Park West (The Brentmore), also at 69th Street, for $10,625,000 million, Curbed was first to report. She bought the apartment in 2014 for $11.24 million, so she is taking a loss – though she originally put it on the market several months ago for just $8.6 million. So she’s probably content. According to Curbed and other sources, including @TradedNY, the new owners are Gregg E. Zehr (he created the Kindle) and Kim M. Cooper (a lawyer for Apple). Per Streeteasy, the apartment comes with 4 beds, 3 baths, park views and lots of prewar details.

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Elliott Erwitt, a famous photographer who died last year at the age of 95, also lived at 88 Central Park West. His former ten-room, eighth-floor apartment – which, according to the NY Times, Erwitt purchased in the 1960s for $75,000 – was just listed for $11.5 million (here’s the listing). Some highlighted features include park views, coffered 10′ ceilings and a formal dining room. The Times also notes that his former photo studio has been listed for $2.3 million.

The Brentmore, a full-service building designed by Schwartz & Gross and built in 1910, has also been home to famous residents including Robert De Niro, Sting and Paul Simon, just to name a few.


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