Roberta Flack’s residence — a five-room unfold inside Manhattan’s storied Dakota co-op — might effectively have been killing her softly after being on and off the market since 2015. However the legendary singer is leaving the stage on a excessive observe.
Flack’s in contract to promote her “architect-ready” unfold to an unidentified purchaser who plans to mix it with an adjoining nine-room residence that’s been listed since 2016, a Dakota insider tells The Put up.
The ultimate sale worth of the package deal isn’t accessible, and it’s unclear when the transaction will shut. It seems this mixture will restore the precise, spacious footprint of one of many Dakota’s 65 unique items when the constructing was accomplished in 1884.
Flack, 80, a four-time Grammy Award winner whose hits embody “Killing Me Softly” and “Really feel Like Makin’ Love,” initially put her residence of 40 years available on the market for $9.5 million in June 2015, StreetEasy exhibits. After the value was reduce to $eight.9 million, it was taken off the market in Might 2016, solely to return in September 2016, following a brokerage swap and one other worth reduce, this one to $7.5 million. It was final listed at $6.99 million.
Flack’s co-op — which is reportedly subsequent door to the one owned by Yoko Ono — initially had three bedrooms and three loos, however is configured as a two-bedroom, two-bathroom perch. It has 68 toes of frontage alongside 72nd Avenue on the Higher West Facet, 4 woodburning fireplaces (three of them with unique mantels), 12-foot ceilings and a Juliet balcony.
Warburg Realty’s Rebecca I. Edwardson, Camille Duvall and James McDonough represented Flack’s residence, however declined to remark. A spokesperson for the brokerage additionally declined to remark.
The customer will mix this residence with an adjoining nine-room residence, residence to the late Jacqueline Bikoff, who bought it for $13 million in 2010, in response to metropolis data.
This unfold — gut-renovated by Bikoff’s interior-designer daughter, Sasha — options restored hardwood flooring and boldly coloured lacquered partitions. With three bedrooms and three loos, its prewar particulars embody 13-foot ceilings within the public rooms, a proper eating room that appears out to the constructing’s personal courtyard and 7 wood-burning fireplaces.
Initially listed in January 2016 for $16.75 million, Bikoff’s residence has undergone plenty of worth cuts. Most lately, it requested $10 million.
Katherine Gauthier and Wilfredo Rivera of Douglas Elliman represented the property. A consultant for the brokerage didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.