Astor’s Park Avenue duplex to sell for $19M


Brooke Astor and her 778 Park Avenue duplex

The 14-room duplex at 778 Park Avenue
that Brooke Astor once called home is about to be sold for $19 million to Daniel Forcart,
47, a Swiss investment manager, the Post reported. The unit was listed in 2008
for $46 million, and sources said the current discount “had nothing to
do” with the notoriety of the apartment, where Astor’s son, Anthony Marshall,
allegedly confined her as he tried to steal her fortune before she died at her
Westchester estate in 2007. A source close to
Forcart told the Post that he was drawn to the unit in the Rosario Candela-designed
building. “The architecture is fantastic, the proportions of the rooms are
magnificent — there is so much light and 360-degree views,” the source
said, while others say the place needs a lot of work. Forcart has not yet received
board approval. [Post]

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Astor’s Park Avenue duplex to sell for $19M


Brooke Astor and her 778 Park Avenue duplex

The 14-room duplex at 778 Park Avenue
that Brooke Astor once called home is about to be sold for $19 million to Daniel Forcart,
47, a Swiss investment manager, the Post reported. The unit was listed in 2008
for $46 million, and sources said the current discount “had nothing to
do” with the notoriety of the apartment, where Astor’s son, Anthony Marshall,
allegedly confined her as he tried to steal her fortune before she died at her
Westchester estate in 2007. A source close to
Forcart told the Post that he was drawn to the unit in the Rosario Candela-designed
building. “The architecture is fantastic, the proportions of the rooms are
magnificent — there is so much light and 360-degree views,” the source
said, while others say the place needs a lot of work. Forcart has not yet received
board approval. [Post]

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