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Oh Mein Gott!: Germany’s Princess Gloria sells Flatiron co-op for $5.2M

Socialite and art collector paid $3.3M for it in 2006
By Will Parker | September 05, 2018 04:20PM

Princess Gloria von Thurn und Taxis and 14 West 17th Street (Credit: Getty Images)

The “Punk Princess” has sold out.

Her highness Gloria von Thurn und Taxis, the German princess best known as a 1980s style icon, sold her Flatiron co-op at 14 West 17th Street for $5.2 million, documents recorded with the city Wednesday show.

The 4,000-square-foot, 10th-floor unit sold to eye surgeon Christiana Pieroni. Princess Gloria bought it in 2006, paying $3.2 million. It then went on the market in 2015 at a listing price of $6.75 million.

Donna Olshan of Olshan Realty re-listed it in April and brokered the sale. The loft building, a former factory, was converted in 1976.

Once known for throwing rambunctious parties, Princess Gloria, now in her late 50s, collects art and dabbles in portrait painting, according to Vanity Fair. Her late husband, Prince Johannes, died in 1990 leaving behind a half-billion dollars in debt.

“We never went to bed before five A.M. in the morning,” the princess told Vanity Fair, recounting her heady days as the only peacock-haired royal among Manhattan’s social elite who had also once received Holy Communion from a Bavarian bishop while wearing a witch hat.