A $48,000-a-month rental at the classic Olympic Tower at 641 Fifth Avenue recently hit the market and made a splash since it was once leased by Anne Hathaway and her former beau, Rafaello Follieri. Now comes word that another duplex atop Olympic Tower is eagerly awaiting new residents. Owned by a pair of Gucci sisters, Penthouse 4/5 at 641 Fifth Avenue has taken a $10 million price cut down to $35 million.
Listed a year ago, the 9,450-square-foot condominium unit was purchased by Maurizio Gucci of the House of Gucci fame in the 1970s. In fact, it was two units combined into these palatial digs. Maurizio was the grandson of Guccio Gucci, the founder of the famous fashion house, but as the playboy jet-setter, Maurizio was gunned down by a hitman hired by his jealous ex-wife, who spent 16 years in jail. The unit is now owned by Maurizio’s daughters, Alessandra and Allegra, who initially sought $45 million.
Located on the 50th and 51st floors, the apartment contains 8 bedrooms, 8 full bathrooms and 2 half bathrooms, and features 28 floor-to-ceiling windows that feature stunning views of Manhattan, including the Empire State Building. There are two master suites that include a Jacuzzi tub and sauna.