Mysterious Heiress’ Fifth Ave. Apartments for Sale

Huguette Clark Easter Parade 1912 / Building Image: 907 Fifth Avenue Facade | Image Source: Brown Harris Stevens

(New York) — The Upper East Side apartments of late copper heiress Huguette Clark finally hit the market last Thursday, and they quite fittingly cost a pretty penny.

Her three apartments located at 907 Fifth Avenue, are listed for the total asking price of $55 million.

Mary Rutherfurd of Brown Harris Stevens

According to the Post, the apartments are listed with broker Mary Rutherfurd of Brown Harris Stevens, an exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate.

Two of the opulent apartments span the entire eighth floor of the twelve-story building, or 10,000 square feet, while the other 5,000 square feet unit is located on the top floor. The three apartments contain 42 rooms in total.

Clark, known for her reclusive lifestyle, never actually lived in any of the apartments. They simply served as dollhouses for her collection of porcelain dolls while she lived in hospital rooms until she passed away at the age of 104 last May.

To ensure that her precious dolls had a roof over their heads, heiress Huguette paid $342,000 a year in co-op fees on the apartments, which had an estimated value of $70 million before going on the market.

Brokers are now saying that the value of the 8th floor units would increase significantly if they were joined, but bypassing the rigid co-op board is no easy feat.

According to MSNBC, the apartments will need significant work. They are described as “a diamond in the rough” and are still being cleared of her dolls and fine paintings.

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