NYC’s most expensive listing is a “turn-off”

834 Fifth Avenue 7/8A (credit: StreetEasy)

A corner duplex apartment found on the seventh and eighth floors of the tony 834 Fifth Avenue just happens to be the city’s most expensive listing. But evidently the spread’s $96 million price tag is “a turn-off,” a broker told the New York Post — and that’s after a $24 million discount.

And the anonymous broker didn’t have anything nice to say about the interiors either, “It needs as much of a gut renovation as you could possibly do,” the broker said to the Post. “It’s perfectly nice for a tea party but it is way too dated.”

The 20-room duplex comes with Central Park views, a marble staircase, a library lined with 17th Century leather, a walk-in steel safe for storing silver, and original moldings. Plus, included in purchase price, are an outside chauffeur’s room, two storage cages, and a room-sized fully fitted wine cellar.

It’s owned by Susan Gutfreund, the widow of the former Salomon Brothers head-honcho John Gutfreund who died last March.

LLNYC took a look at who calls the building home for our Board Approved series, and other notable residents include Wendi Murdoch, Charles Schwab and Laurie Tisch. [NYP]