César Pelli, the architect and founder of the Pelli Clarke Pelli firm, has just listed his apartment at the San Remo building at 145 Central Park West for $26 million, per city records.
Pelli is known for his work designing skyscrapers, such as the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Brookfield Place in Lower Manhattan. His wife Diana Balmori was also a landscape and urban designer, until her death in November 2016.
According to the listing, with Abigail Agranat and Andrew Darwin of Douglas Elliman, the 5,000-square-foot apartment has five bedrooms and more than five bathrooms. Pelli and Balmori put their own personal touches on the place, as the listing notes the apartment was “creatively and intelligently designed by two of the most renowned architects and urban landscapers of 20th/21st century for their own use.”
There’s a private elevator landing, a library, moldings, herringbone floors, a Carrara mantlepiece, and park views for days.
Before Pelli and Balmori bought the apartment for $17.5 million in 2015, it was owned by actor John Leguizamo’s mother-in-law, Rona Maurer. Her stepdaughter, who is married to Leguizamo, sued her for allegedly trying to hide the profits from the sale of the apartment.