Ever want to live in the Dakota? Yes, you have.
A rather jaw-dropping three-bedroom, three-bathroom just hit the market for a cool $29.6 million. The seller? The president of the Dakota co-op board. Why? The New York Post suggests, without much evidence, that Bruce Barnes, the co-op president, is selling the place because of a skirmish with a previous board president. But in an email to friends Barnes insists that the space is simply too large for two people.
The apartment overlooks Central Park and has been incredibly restored to its original 1884 beauty. The Brown Harris Stephens listing describes the place:
Rich in history and architectural grandeur, the residence has been meticulously renovated and carefully restored, preserving the original 19th-century details, including 12-foot ceilings, soaring doorways, plaster moldings, exquisite hand-carved woodwork, pocket doors, shutters framing all twelve windows, and seven wood-burning fireplaces.
The Dakota takes its historical relevance so seriously that it has an "aesthetics committee that reviews and approves renovation plans and that tours each apartment before and after any work is done," reports the Times.