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Artist Abby Leigh buys 455 CPW duplex for $8M

The apartment has a circular living room inside a castle-like turret

November 05, 2015 10:50AM

Renowned visual artist Abby Leigh picked up a combined pair of apartments at the castle-like 455 Central Park West, paying $8 million.

The 5,300-square-foot, 5-bedroom Upper West Side duplex features a large, open, circular living room, built within the buildings conical turrets.

The building was once the home of the New York Cancer Hospital, before becoming a residential facility for Columbia University faculty. It now houses 17 luxury condo units.

Leigh, widow of Tony-winning composer Mitch Leigh, has had work included in the public collections of museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim and the Whitney.

The Corcoran Group’s Deanna Kory, Lynn Nguyen and Karen Kelley had the listing.

The artist is also trying to sell her 12,500-square-foot townhouse at 49 East 68th Street on the Upper East Side, asking $38 million. [NYP] Ariel Stulberg