Hint: She's a showbiz force of nature known by many as "The Divine Miss M;" her mother was a seamstress and her father painted houses for a living (a nod to her good taste in interior design); and having been born in Hawaii, she's an "ardent advocate for Mother Nature’s beneficial effects on the mind and body," Architectural Digest magazine explains. As such, Miss M founded The New York Restoration Project, a non-profit that aims to revitalize parks and foster community gardens.
Answer: Overlooking Central Park’s sun-sparkled reservoir, Bette Midler's airy Fifth Avenue penthouse was once two apartments, which were combined and remodeled by Los Angeles architect Frederick Fisher and furnished with help from Fernando Santangelo. The triplex features wraparound terraces and a mix of periods and styles that AD describes as "thoughtfully acquired yet casually deployed."
Check out more of Bette Midler's lush Manhattan penthouse and garden in the June 2014 issue of Architectural Digest, on newsstands now.