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The Iconic Astor Suite at the Plaza Hotel Could be Yours for Almost $40 Million!

23 February 2017

The Iconic Astor Suite at the Plaza Hotel Could be Yours for Almost $40 Million!

Step inside Astor Suite at the Plaza Hotel where famous people stayed during their stay in New York!  Find out more about it here!

The apartment was for a short time New York City’s most expensive rental with $125,000/month. Then it disappeared from the market and everyone assumed that its owner, Esprit founder Jurgen Friedrich, found someone to rent the pad.

We don’t know if that was the case, but now the apartment is back on the market, but not as a rental, as a sale.

This, however, is not the first time the owner has tried to sell the place he bought for $25 million in 2007; he attempted to flip it just one year later for $55.5 million.

Now he wants to try his luck again but with the asking price a bit lower than the last time- $39.5 million.

The nearly 4,300-square-foot home has not changed so much since the last time on the market.

Inside Astor Suite at the Plaza Hotel Where JFK and Other Famous Presidents Stayed!
Inside Astor Suite at the Plaza Hotel Where JFK and Other Famous Presidents Stayed!
Inside Astor Suite at the Plaza Hotel Where JFK and Other Famous Presidents Stayed!
Inside Astor Suite at the Plaza Hotel Where JFK and Other Famous Presidents Stayed!
Inside Astor Suite at the Plaza Hotel Where JFK and Other Famous Presidents Stayed!
Inside Astor Suite at the Plaza Hotel Where JFK and Other Famous Presidents Stayed!
Inside Astor Suite at the Plaza Hotel Where JFK and Other Famous Presidents Stayed!
Inside Astor Suite at the Plaza Hotel Where JFK and Other Famous Presidents Stayed!
Inside Astor Suite at the Plaza Hotel Where JFK and Other Famous Presidents Stayed!
Inside Astor Suite at the Plaza Hotel Where JFK and Other Famous Presidents Stayed!

The place is still as luxurious as it can be and features “hand drawn plaster ceilings, English oak paneling, antique fireplace mantles, and hand-hammered leather walls from France.”

The lavish décor is featured entirely on the three-bedroom, four-and-a-half bathroom. All of that is due to the skilled architect S.R. Gambrel Inc., who resurrected the place around 2011 using “artisans who rebuilt Windsor Castle” as the listing claims.

Inside Astor Suite at the Plaza Hotel Where JFK and Other Famous Presidents Stayed!

Inside Astor Suite at the Plaza Hotel Where JFK and Other Famous Presidents Stayed!
Inside Astor Suite at the Plaza Hotel Where JFK and Other Famous Presidents Stayed!
Inside Astor Suite at the Plaza Hotel Where JFK and Other Famous Presidents Stayed!

The Astor Suite has a lot of historic and venerable background that makes the listing awe-worthy. The place has been considered the best suite in the Plaza, mostly because of the former residents like John Jacob Astor, The Duke and Duchess of Windsor and John F. Kennedy.

The listing claims it is “one of the most historic homes ever to become available in the United States.”

Inside Astor Suite at the Plaza Hotel Where JFK and Other Famous Presidents Stayed!
Inside Astor Suite at the Plaza Hotel Where JFK and Other Famous Presidents Stayed! |source: ny.curbed.com|

The suite, which is situated in a coveted corner of the hotel overlooking Central Park and Fifth Avenue, also encompasses technology relatively common for high-end properties. It features an HVAC system and humidifier to protect the expensive artwork, and a Savant system that lets you control the temperature, television, lights and music from an iPad.

Do you think that this time the Esprit founder will manage to sell the place?