France’s former first lady and her husband want $7.8M for Manhattan pad

Cécilia and Richard Attias have lived at the property since 2010

TRD New York /
Jun.June 24, 2016 01:02 PM

France’s former first lady is bidding adieu to her Manhattan domicile.

Cécilia Attias, the second wife of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, and her PR guru husband Richard Attias have listed their Sutton Place co-op for $7.8 million, or $2,600 a foot, The Real Deal has learned.

Richard bought the two-bedroom, three-bathroom apartment for $3.2 million in his name from the estate of actress Mary Howard and her Broadway producer husband Alfred de Liagre in 2010, records show. That was two years after he and Cécilia married in a lavish ceremony at the Rainbow Room.

Cécilia left Sarkozy and moved to New York shortly after he was elected president in 2007, claiming he had forgotten her and had become agitated as president, prone to sudden fits of rage. In a 2013 autobiography, she claimed her friends had rushed to divorce their own husbands after the split in a bid to bag the president.

The Attias’ duplex apartment, at 322 East 57th Street, totals 3,000 square feet and has three wood burning fireplaces, a double-height living room, vaulted oak wood ceilings, a home theater, a spiral staircase and a custom library.

It was recently renovated by Shutler Architects and designed by Ralph Lauren Home Collection, according to the listing.

The building, which dates back to 1930, was formerly a hotel. It was converted into a co-op in 1959 and has been home to big names such as Orson Welles, Sen. Jacob Javits and Kathy Lee Gifford.

Charlie Attias of the Corcoran Group has the listing. The Attias’ reasons for selling the property were not immediately clear.


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