By: Ellen Cans
Jane Goldman, the youngest daughter of the late Sol Goldman has sold her Upper East Side pad for $11 million. As reported by the NY Post, the over the top apartment first hit the market last year, asking $12.75 million. Located at 960 Park Avenue, the third-floor, six-bedroom, 5½-bath home boasts a private elevator landing that opens to a foyer, custom moldings, entertaining rooms, an eat-in chef’s kitchen, a wood burning fireplace, soundproof windows, and a library/media room. The 12-room, full-floor co-op is in a 1913 building designed by James E. R. Carpenter. The buyer of the pad was another real estate heir, William L. Zeckendorf. The listing broker was Suzan Kremer, of Douglas Elliman. The parties did not comment on the transaction.
In the 1980’s, Sol Goldman was the biggest landlord in New York City. Notable assets in their portfolio include the Cartier Mansion, the Olympic Tower, and a 17 percent stake in the World Trade Center developments. Jane Goldman has bragging rights of her own, becoming the only female billionaire/heiress to run a large real estate firm. Ms. Goldman has been busy recently selling off her personal properties. In June, she reportedly sold her house in Palm Beach for $70 million. The expansive 11-bedroom, 1-acre oceanfront mansion, which she owned since 2015, had been famed for once being President Kennedy’s “Winter White House”. Lest one say Goldman is looking down on real estate, however, she has also been on a buying spree. Last year, she purchased a NYC townhouse in the Upper East Side for $25.5 million, as per the Post’s reporting based on property records. The 40-foot-wide, six-story home boasted 14,000 square feet and eight bedrooms. It was the 2019 Kips Bay Show House on East 74th Street.
Mr. Zeckendorf, the purchaser of the aforementioned pad on Park Ave, is heir to a third-generation real estate dynasty, along with her brother Arthur. He is co-founder and co-chairman of Zeckendorf Development, LLC, and co-chairman of Terra Holdings, LLC, the parent company of Brown Harris Stevens and Halstead Property. He co-developed top NYC buildings such as 15 Central Park West, a luxury residential condominium with 200 units; 520 Park Ave., a 800 foot tall 54 story condo tower with just 31 exclusive residences; 50 United Nations Plaza, which was the first residential tower designed by Foster + Partners in the U.S.; and 18 Gramercy Park, a landmark luxury downtown condominium with just 16 residences.