The Real Deal New York

No one wants to live in this $14.5M apartment in the Dakota

July 05, 2015 04:00PM
By Business Insider

The Dakota

The Dakota

It’s baaaack. Apartment 46 in The Dakota — the iconic co-op building at 72nd Street and Central Park West — has been on and off the market for over eight years. Guess what? It’s on again for $14.5 million.

But, even if you have the cash, you might not have a chance at apartment 46. The Dakota co-op board is famously picky: it has denied everyone from Billy Joel to Judd Apatow to Madonna.

Yoko Ono still lives in the building where John Lennon was murdered, and it holds dual titles as New York’s most exclusive and unusual address.

Craig Schiller and Meredith Specht hold the listing.

Built in 1882, the four bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom apartment hit the market eight years ago for 19.5 million.


What this 10-room apartment lacks in views, it makes up for in elaborate décor.


The kitchen includes a large hidden pantry, so you can stock up on essentials during the winter.


This painted black room looks like the perfect spot to host a seance on a stormy night.


It appears The Addams family helped with the dining room décor.


While the rest of the interior is more eclectic, this chic gold room with a polished black bar is pure elegance.