The widow and former long-time companion of some of New York’s most famous financiers are again attempting to sell their sprawling apartments on top of the prestigious Pierre Hotel.
A duplex bought by Warburg Pincus founder Lionel Pincus, who died in 2009, has resurfaced for the same $70 million price first asked for the 16-room residence in 2014. Located on the 30th and 31st floors of the famous hotel at 795 Fifth Avenue, Curbed reports that the property is still believed to be owned by Princess Firyal of Jordan.
Pincus bought the 7,000-square-foot apartment for $22.6 million for Her Royal Highness, who later slogged through an estate dispute with Pincus’ sons. The public battle centered around accusations that the princess sought “blank check” access to Pincus’ finances, from which she had spent millions on renovating the apartment and furnishing it with expensive wares.
The apartment had been listed as far back as 2007 for $50 million and again for $35 million in 2008. It has just been relisted and finds itself in “competition” with another heavyweight property in the building.
Zweig penthouse: $63M
For the past three months, the widow of Martin Zweig, Barbara Zweig, has had her Pierre penthouse listed for $63 million. That’s a big bite off her original list price of $125 million back in 2013 and even the $95 million she sought in 2014.
The Zweig apartment sprawls over three floors — the 41st, 42nd and 43rd — and contains more than 12,000 square feet including 5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms and 3 half baths.
While the $70M offering of the Pincus’ duplex delivers on more classically mid-century modernist look, the Zweig apartment is more elegant and stately along a French chateau line of decor and furnishings. See photos below: