[one_fourth]Size: 2,530 sq ft[/one_fourth]
By far one of the most popular women in the United States is the beloved Oprah Winfrey. Coming from a humble Mississippi upbringing, Oprah has made a huge impact on the country with her philanthropic efforts and the Oprah Winfrey Show. Now, Oprah has her own network (OWN), which covers everything from stories of betrayal to moments of inspiration.
Over the years, Oprah has definitely been in the spotlight, especially for her charitable donations. Today is no different than the many years before. However, not only is the news currently surrounding her partnership with Lady Gaga in an initiative to stop bullying, but also the Place 57 penthouse that she is connected to has officially hit the market.
Place 57 Background
Although there is not absolute certainty that Oprah Winfrey is the owner of the penthouse, there is definitely a strong suspicion that absolutely leads many to believe this is the case. In 2008 Gayle King, a good friend of Oprah and CBS This Morning co-anchor, purchased the Midtown Manhattan penthouse better known as Place 57 when she paid out $7.1 million for the property.
However, when taking a closer look at the details, both Gideon Kaufman (attorney) and Lisa Gardina (account) are on the documents, two individuals that work very closely with Oprah Winfrey. Although this could be merely a coincidence (or a decision Ms. King made based upon strong recommendations from Oprah), a closer look reveals that it is unlikely as the property records also refer to SOPHIE’S PENTHOUSE LLC, which is rumored to be a trust that Winfrey set up and named after cocker spaniel, Sophie, that is deceased.
Place 57 Lands Back on the Market
Now, Place 57 has been placed back on the market with an asking price of $0.8 million more than was purchased for in 2008. The penthouse is on the 36th floor of the Midtown Manhattan tower and includes 2,530 square-feet boasting 3 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. For $7.9 million, this “Oprah Winfrey property” could be yours.
The glass penthouse also includes a beautiful terrace of 750 square-feet, overlooking breathtaking views of the city. The home is clearly meant for someone living the lifestyle of the rich and famous, with nearly $5,000 in charges and taxes per month. However, what do you expect when you receive access to an all-inclusive fitness center, conference rooms, garden, and nonstop doorman and concierge services?
If you love Oprah Winfrey and have $7.9 sitting around then Place 57 penthouse may be the perfect new home for you.
[box] Author Bio: John Evan Miller is a contributing writer for ForeclosureDeals.com and has been providing readers with insightful info on foreclosures and real estate for over a decade.[/box]
Pictures of Oprah Winfrey’s Manhattan Penthouse