It’s a time of transition for former “Today Show” anchor Matt Lauer. Famously fired from the NBC morning mainstay back in November, Lauer just listed his four-bed, five-bath condo in Manhattan’s Upper East Side neighborhood for $7.35 million. Lauer has owned the luxe property since 2004, when he purchased it for $5.882 million. One interesting additional tidbit: Bernie Madoff previously owned the two-story penthouse in the same building, Page Six reported.
Located on one of the best tree-lined streets on the Upper East Side, the stunning pre-war apartment is an 11-room space in “triple-mint condition.” Guests are welcomed via the private elevator landing, which leads into a square entry foyer that opens into an enfilade of living room, dining room, and corner library, a beautiful midnight blue space with hand-rubbed venetian plaster walls and a million dollar view of the tree-tops and downtown Manhattan. A rectangular living room streams in plenty of light from its three large windows, and towers overhead with high ceilings, custom book shelves, and parquet hardwood floor. There’s also a cozy wood-burning fireplace, perfect for quiet nights in with the family. A spacious dining room is ideal for dinner parties, while the chef-quality kitchen has top-of-the-line appliances, two wine refrigerators, multiple ovens, and enough room for a kitchen table.
The bedroom wing (yes, it’s a wing!) features two secondary bedrooms with en-suite baths, and a beautiful and private master bedroom suite, complete with almost every amenity one could dream of. There’s two spacious dressing rooms, two marble master bathrooms, and a master sitting area/den in case you feel like lounging while getting ready for a night on the town.
Lauer is no stranger to the real estate game. Back in 2016, he dropped a whopping $36 million on actor Richard Gere‘s palatial estate in the Hamptons enclave of North Haven, NY. But seeing as it was originally listed for $65 million, it kind of feels like Matt got a bargain on that one. He’s also owned a smaller property in Sag Harbor, NY since 1999.
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