Jackie Kennedy’s childhood apartment at 740 Park sells for $25M

Jackie Kennedy and her former apartment at 740 Park Avenue (credit: JFK Library and Museum and Sotheby’s International)

It’s hard to imagine an apartment with a better pedigree than this duplex at 740 Park Avenue. Not only is it in one of the most exclusive and famous co-op buildings in the city, it also happens to be the childhood home of Jackie Kennedy.

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So it’s a little surprising it took so long for the place to sell, but finally it has! New owners have just closed on the unit, paying $25.25 million for it, according to the Wall Street Journal. It’s been on the market since 2014, when it was first asking $44 million.

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The new owners were not identified, but the sellers are hedge funder David Ganek and his wife Danielle, who paid $19.1 million for it in 2005. Jackie Kennedy lived in the apartment as a child with her parents; her grandfather, James T. Lee, developed the building in 1930.

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Per the listing, with Serena Boardman and Jeremy Stein of Sotheby’s International and Tal and Oren Alexander of Douglas Elliman, the duplex apartment spans the sixth and seventh floor of the building. It has four bedrooms, six bathrooms, expansive views of Park Avenue and a library with original paneling. [WSJ]

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