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Archive for September 14th, 2009

We’ve just learned that Bernard Madoff’s New York penthouse is set to be listed for $9.9 million. Brokers Serena Boardman and Anne Corey of Sotheby’s Realty are scheduled to begin showing the duplex Friday and have already taken appointments on it.

The penthouse, on the 11th and 12th floors of a cooperative building at 133 East 64th Street, has three bedrooms, one of which was being used as an office, and open views of the city. The bedrooms are on the lower floor, and the living room, kitchen and a wraparound terrace are above.

Ms. Corey said she has seen the penthouse twice and that her priority was to sell it quickly, and to maximize the proceeds. “We’re just marketing it as an extraordinary New York penthouse property,” said Ms. Corey.

At the end of the day, that is what will be of interest to the next owner.” Also on Thursday Mr. Madoff’s Palm Beach residence was listed for $8.5 million.

A competing broker who submitted a proposal and toured the apartment described the unit as spacious, but in need of updating. “It’s definitely not a mint-condition apartment,” said the broker, who asked to remain anonymous. “It would need upgrades, the kitchens and bathrooms especially.