Three condos in the oft-desired 907 5th Avenue building across from Central Park in New York City
, previously owned by Clark Copper heiress Huguette Clark, have been listed. The price-tag for the three units are reported to total $55 million.
Huguette Clark was the daughter of former Montana
Senator, land and business owner William Andrews Clark. The youngest of 4 children, it is rumored that she recieved the majority of her fortune from her father, who at one point owned a piece of land that would later become Las Vegas
. Often reclusive, she was an artist, musician, and writer, as well as an avid real estate collector. Following the death of her father in 1925, Clark and her mother moved into the apartment building at 907 5th Avenue, renovating and occupying the entire 8th floor. Her mother died in 1963, and she then sequestered herself in her condominiums, where she remained out of the public eye before checking herself into a permanent care facility sometime in the 1980s. She died in May of 2011 at the age of 104.
Unit 8E is listed at $24 million and features 11-foot ceilings, 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, and is said to be the largest of the three. 8W, listed at $19 million, offers 3 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, and is highlighted by enormous windows with views of Central Park. 12W is listed at $12 million and features 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, library and large reception area. All the units offer at least 40 feet of walled gallery space.
Also part of the Huguette Clark real estate collection is the magnificent 52-acre estate in New Canaan, Connecticut
, which is currently listed at just over $7 million. The property features 14,266 square feet, 9 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, French doors and 13-foot ceilings. Another 23 acres sits in Santa Barbara, California
, currently priced at $2.117 million and offering nearly 22,000 square feet.
Her wealth only added to her mystique as a reclusive heiress, with wealth beyond imagination, who rarely faced the public. Even her long-time financial attorney never met her in person, conducting all business through phone and mail.