Real Estalker has broken the news that LGBT philanthropist Jon Styker is selling his duplex penthouse on the top of the Prasada located in New York's Central Park West neighborhood. Stryker, an architect, inherited his billions from the family's surgical and medical supply corporation.
Styker created the Arcus Foundation which funds many LGBT organizations and also is in the forefront of work with primates.
Styker is asking $48 million for this property. He paid $12 million in 2002 for two adjacent apartments and made this penthouse. The Penthouse is 5,000 square feet with over 2,500 square feet of private terrace.
Real Estalker reports:
Your Mama spent some time with the floor plan of the U-shaped spread and we quickly counted two circular foyers, two fireplaces, four bedrooms, and a total of 5.5 bathrooms including a someone inconvenient for the less-abled but smartly private half bathroom on the mezzanine that overlooks the living room. We counted three dedicated family/guest bedrooms, each with with small but windowed en-suite bathrooms, plus a centrally located master suite outfitted with a fitted walk-in closet and split bathroom.
Somewhat unexpectedly located off the main entrance, the crisply modern kitchen overlooks the building's courtyard and can be opened to or closed off from the 30-foot long combination living/dining room by pocket doors that—no doubt—slip effortlessly into the walls. Architectural details in the living/dining room that may or may not be original but are certainly correct for the provenance of the building include fluted pilasters, a coffered ceiling, and six-over-one sash windows filled with a head on view over all of Central Park and, in the distance, the swanky apartment houses that line Fifth Avenue.
The adjoining corner library, which appears to be disturbingly book free, also has park views and pocket doors that link to a wet-bar equipped study where Your Mama hopes Mister Stryker keeps his books. Less formal family accommodations were pushed to the opposite end of the apartment where even more pocket doors divide a roomy corner family room with fireplace from an adjoining study with built-in cabinetry.
Two separate and fairly discreet stairways ascend to the expansive, multi-level roof terrace divided into several sections that include a rigidly gridded terrace of potted trees, a fair-sized patch of (presumably faux) lawn, and a corner dining terrace with the exact sort of sweeping view from which many upper Manhattan real estate dreams are woven. Around the back of the penthouse-level conservatory an all but hidden stairway climbs to an upper level roof terrace with even more hair-curling wrap around views.
Mr. Styker is represented by Brown Harris Stevens.