The Real Deal New York

NYC’s most mysterious home

The secrets of Huguette Clark’s famous apartments revealed
By Candace Taylor | January 13, 2012 10:30AM

From the January issue: For the past two decades, some 17,000 square feet of prime Fifth Avenue real estate have sat fully furnished, but empty. Once owned by eccentric heiress Huguette Clark, the three sprawling apartments at exclusive co-op 907 Fifth Avenue are now visited only by cleaning staff.

Clark spent the last 20 years of her life in hospitals despite reported good health, scarcely ever setting foot inside 907 Fifth Avenue or her seaside mansion in Santa Barbara, Calif. She also reportedly never spent a single night in the 12,766-square-foot Connecticut country house she bought in 1951. (That 52-acre estate in New Canaan is currently on the market for $24 million.) [more]