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If you’ve ever wanted to live like an Upper East Side swell, now’s your chance. The tony apartment owned by Tinsley Mortimer’s ex-husband, Topper Mortimer, is on the market, and it can be yours for half the asking price.
Originally listed for a whopping $2.2 million, the two-bedroom, three-bathroom pad has come down to earth with a new price tag of $1.39 million. Mortimer, an heir to the Standard Oil fortune, has recently remarried to shoe designer Tabitha Simmons, and the two have welcomed a baby daughter, so he’s likely eager to move on.
The apartment is located in one of the preppiest enclaves in New York, and the building comes equipped with its own doorman, of course. But there's a catch: The building’s rules require the buyer pay all cash along with a hefty monthly $5k maintenance fee.
Let’s check it out.
The apartment is a coveted "classic six" — New York parlance for a co-op with six rooms — with a formal dining room, living room, kitchen, two bedrooms, a maid's room and a few bathrooms. The sun-drenched living room is swathed in mauve and comes with its own wood-burning fireplace.
The formal dining room features beautiful chevron floors, wood-beamed ceilings, and ample light. We're kind of crushing on that reflective wallpaper and wainscotting.
Though snug, the galley kitchen has been completely updated with marble countertops and top-of-the-line appliances. There appears to be an expansive wine rack built right in.
The master bedroom has south and west exposure, a windowed marble bath with top-of-the line fixtures, and a walk-in closet. Kind of makes that monthly maintenance fee worth it.
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