Founder of Allure magazine lists elegant Fifth Ave co-op for $5M

Linda Wells and her apartment at 1165 Fifth Avenue (credit: David Shankbone via Wikipedia)

As the founder of Allure magazine, Linda Thompson (aka Linda Wells) knows beauty. And if anyone needs further proof of that, just take a look at her lovely co-op apartment at 1165 Fifth Avenue, which she and her husband Charles Thompson just listed for $5.395 million.

According to the listing, the home has three bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, a large entry gallery for hanging artwork, a library, eat-in kitchen, a maid’s room and park views. Given the owner’s Condé Nast connections, it’s also not surprising that the apartment was featured in Architectural Digest and in House & Garden.

Wells founded Allure in 1991, and was at its head until 2015 when she was let go rather abruptly and replaced by Nylon magazine’s Michelle Lee. Since then, she has worked at New York Magazine’s The Cut as its beauty editor-at-large, and also produced a special beauty spread for Hearst’s Harper’s Bazaar.