Lauren Bacall’s Central Park Apartment!
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The Dakota at Central Park West in New York City is one of the most prestigious residential addresses in the world with a long history of some of the world's most powerful business, sports and movie star owners. The building’s design is a mix match of French Renaissance, German Gothic and English Victorian steep-pitched roofs, dormers, moldings, balconies, pavilions and a Dakota Indian figure watching over the main entrance. It has been the home for dozens of celebrities over the years.
One of the most famous long-time residents of The Dakota was the sultry, contralto-voiced actress, Lauren Bacall, who bought the apartment in 1961 for $48,000 and lived there for 53 years. Her nine-room, three-bedroom, four-bath home with almost 100 feet facing Central Park was put on the market in 2014. The large apartment retains the exceptional 19th century Dakota features such as 13-foot ceilings, foyer fireplace, 11-foot pocket doors, wainscoting, original butler’s pantry, plaster moldings, shutter-framed windows and hardwood flooring. The 70-foot long gallery opens to the major public rooms including the library, great room and formal dining room. There is also a Juliette balcony that opens over treetop Central Park views. Stage and screen star Lauren Bacall’s home in The Dakota in Manhattan was originally priced at $26 million then reduced last spring to $23.5. It recently sold for $21 million to Oaktree Capital managing director Ronald Beck.