In a time when apartments can sit on the market throughout several seasons, how does a $7.9 million condo sell in less than one week?
Well, apparently, the phenomenon we’ve come to know as “The Oprah Effect” also applies to Manhattan real estate. Reportedly, when the media maven put her triplex penthouse at 207 East 57th Street on the market February 22nd, buyers start lining up immediately.
According to The New York Post, Oprah’s palatial Place 57 pad was swiftly snatched up by a mystery British financier, who made an offer within the first week, signed the contract the following week, and is closing on the unit next month.
Originally purchased for $7.1 million by Oprah in 2008, the 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath, 26th floor condo spans across 2,530 square foot condo, boasting a plush 768 square foot terrace. In honor of her late dog, she named her New York City penthouse, Sophie – a 13-year old Cocker Spaniel who died of kidney failure.
Although she never actually lived in the exquisite Place 57 penthouse, Oprah visited often when it was occupied by her gal pal, Gayle King. During her stay, King thoroughly enjoyed an expanse of floor-to-ceiling with breathtaking views from Central Park to the Hudson River, along with a state of the art chef’s kitchen, and a majestic master suite boasting three walk-in closets.
Listing broker Mark Schoenfeld of The Corcoran Group, who represented Oprah in the sales transaction, was not available for comment. [The New York Post]