In a surprising turn of events, the late Barbara Walters’ opulent Upper East Side apartment in New York City is back on the market. Initially listed last April for $19,750,000, the deal for the property recently fell through, despite being under contract for $17,750,000. Now, this exquisite piece of real estate is being offered at a reduced price of $16,995,000.
Nestled in a historic building from 1925 on Fifth Avenue, the apartment boasts a lavish setup with five bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, and an array of elegant spaces. Inside, the grandeur of the pre-war era shines through with a grand salon, a formal dining room, a cozy sitting area, luxurious bedrooms, and a unique red dressing room, showcasing the pinnacle of New York City luxury living.
Spanning an entire floor, this apartment was Walters' home for over three decades, up until her passing in December 2022. Known for her exceptional entertaining skills, Walters' apartment features grand rooms with 10-foot ceilings, wood-burning fireplaces, and panoramic views of Central Park. The layout facilitates seamless gatherings, from cocktail parties to formal dinners, making it a host’s dream.
The residence is complete with a windowed kitchen, butler’s pantry, laundry room, and staff quarters, all enveloped in the grandiosity of its 1925 Italian Renaissance-style building. With white-glove service, including full-time staff and an on-site gym, the building reflects the high standards of its notable residents.
Barbara Walters, a trailblazer in journalism known for her interviews and contributions to shows like “20/20” and “The View,” left behind a legacy of excellence. Her former home, a testament to her life and career, now awaits its next chapter, offering a rare opportunity to own a piece of New York City’s luxury real estate history.