Matt Lauer’s real-estate sell-off continues. The former news anchor put the Manhattan home on the open market a little less than two months ago with a quick-sale asking price of $7.35 million. And, a quick sale it turned out to be. Lauer accepted an offer a shadow over $7 million for the property early this month. Lauer had owned the property for well over a decade, having purchased it in 2004 for $5.9 million.
The Lenox Hill building dates to the pre-war years, and features a limestone exterior with neoclassical architecture. It’s located on 64th Street, and has been home to several other high-profile residents. Lauer’s sixth-floor unit is one of twenty-three across the building’s dozen stories. The unit contains four bedrooms and four baths in its 3,500 square feet.
The apartment is distinguished by some notable and charming details. Most eye-catching is the panoramic wall cover in the dining room. The period marble fireplace in the living room and the built-ins also contribute, bringing a refined version of relaxation to the fore. Some of the wood used for shelving and cabinetry is quite lovely.
Lauer’s past sales and on-the market properties, as of late, include a Sag Harbor waterfront cottage that sold for $3.5 million in 2016, and a house on 25 acres in the Hamptons that has been on the market for almost two years, and is now priced at $12.8 million.