For just $6 million you can party like Frank Sinatra and his Rat Pack at his old penthouse. The same apartment the rumor mill says Sinatra had entertained Marilyn Monroe and John F. Kennedy. The 3,200 sq ft triplex apartment is located at the E 72nd Street overlooking the FDR Drive and the East River.
The penthouse designed by Ol’ Blue Eyes himself features four bedrooms, six baths, and two wraparound terraces. Two terraces offer magnificent views from every room of the East River. Other features include a living space with marble floors, bedrooms with wood floors, wood-burning fireplace, beamed ceilings, a large dining area, and a gourmet kitchen.
It was told, back in the day during one of those Rat Pack parties, Sammy Davis Jr. threw a champagne glass off one of the terraces onto the FDR Drive below.
Called “the glittering grotto in the sky” by Andy Warhol, has a glass spiral staircase that resembles the ones in the Apple Stores. It leads to the master bedroom, which was the former conservatory. Master bedroom gives great views of the rising sun in the morning.
The place has seen a lot of changes since Sinatra days. According to Douglas Elliman broker Jacky Teplitzky, current owner Penny Hart has added modern comforts while keeping the integrity of the place tied to Sinatra times. Teplitzky thinks this is the perfect apartment for someone looking for a paparazzi-free privacy in Manhattan.
In 1970 Sinatra sold the place to Andy Warhol’s doctor Denton Cox. After Cox died in 2008, his heirs sold it to über insurance agent Penny Hart for $2.3 million.
Source: NY Daily News