The Manhattan residence of hedge fund pioneer Julian Hart Robertson, Jr. surfaced on the open market this winter. The property, which features stunning views of Central Park through the soaring, arched combination windows and terrace-access French doors that line the exterior wall of its living room, is currently listed at $30 million on the nose.
The unit occupies a full floor in Hampshire House, which was completed in 1938 and converted to co-operative residential in 1949. The building is situated on what has become billionaire’s row; its neighbors include 432 Park Avenue, briefly the tallest residential building in the world. Previous tenants of Hampshire House include legendary operatic tenor Luciano Pavarotti.
Robertson’s onetime dwelling is a leviathan in the sky which arts-minded philanthropist and singer Alice Tully once called home. It features seven bedrooms and at least five baths across 6,500 sq. ft. of interiors, and details that include parquet and stone tile floors. The listing indicates that it is the only residence with Central Park frontage with a living room as uniquely appointed; the window and door complexes reach fifteen feet, while the ceiling towers at nearly nineteen.
The unit’s accommodations are also remarkable. There are several additional bedroom suites apart from the master, and each is outfitted with a private powder room or two. The master itself occupies a room originally earmarked as the library; it is decked out with a fireplace and oversized windows offering Central Park vistas. Other amenities include a home gym, which is situated adjacent to the master bedroom, and a media room with wood paneling and a wall dedicated to bookshelves. The kitchen features Thermador and Subzero hardware and a Scandinavian-inspired design scheme.
The unit’s terrace is forty-six feet long and nine feet wide. It overlooks Central Park.
Robertson passed away last year. His net worth was around $4 billion.
Click here to view the full listing.