Just south of the Museum of Natural History at 44 W. 77th St. there is a penthouse for sale that includes 4,187 square feet — three bedrooms and 2 and 1/2 baths in an historic building developed by Walter Russell Bond and Realty. It is one of 32 residences in The Studio Building, and the work of architects Harde & Short, who prepared a floor plan for the penthouse apartment – originally known as The Studio House – with a double height studio 45 feet long for American sculptor Karl Bitter, the original owner. Since 1930, the residence was occupied by portrait artist Paul Treilcock. The pricetag is $15.5 million. An 11-room space, the original coop included four bedrooms, a library and three bathrooms.
In the present configuration each of the three bedrooms has open southern city views, according to Douglas Elliman, which has listed the property.
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