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Roberta Flack’s Dakota apartment is finally under contract

Buyer will combine two Dakota units into 14-room spread
January 08, 2018 03:20PM

The Dakota at 1 West 72nd Street and Roberta Flack (Credit: Douglas Elliman and Warburg Realty)

Roberta Flack, a Grammy award-winning singer, is in contract to sell her co-op apartment at the exclusive Dakota.

The unknown buyer plans to combine Flack’s 2,000-square-foot unit with a nine-room apartment next door, according to the New York Post. The buyer is in contract for both units for an undisclosed price, but the combined asking price was $17 million, down from an initial $26 million.

Flack, 80, is a four-time Grammy award winner, with wins for her covers of “Killing Me Softly with His Song” and “The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face” in the 1970s. Her apartment had been reconfigured from a six-room unit to a spacious two-bed, two-bath spread, and includes four wood-burning fireplaces, 12-foot ceilings and Central Park views.

Flack’s apartment was first listed in 2015 for $9.5 million, and the asking price was cut several times since, with the most recent price at $7 million.

The neighboring apartment belonged to the late Jacqueline Bikoff, who paid $13 million for it in 2010. The asking price was cut from an initial $16.75 million to $10 million. It was gut-renovated by Bikoff’s daughter Sasha, who is an interior designer.

The combined unit will return the apartment at 1 West 72nd Street to its original configuration when it was built in 1884. [NYP]Chava Gourarie