Bette Midler and husband Martin von Haselberg have made the decision to let go of their luxurious triplex penthouse on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, reports the New York Times. And now, they've put the property up for sale with an impressive asking price of $50 million.
Middler purchased the penthouse way back in 1996, and as she told the Times, it makes sense that someone in her line of work would have been happy there for so long, since it's so close to the city's theater district. But now, she says, "[i]t's time for another family to enjoy it," as the couple plan to get a smaller apartment somewhere else in New York.
That shouldn't be too difficult to find, since this one is 7,000 square feet and three floors, plus another 3,000 square feet of terrace space. Altogether, it boasts 14 rooms at the top of a building on Fifth Avenue with views of both Central Park and the surrounding Manhattan skyline. And the living room, dining room, and library all open to those aforementioned expansive terraces. The penthouse's official listing goes on to describe the bedroom floor:
"The private bedroom floor of the residence offers the flexibility of a six or seven bedroom layout. The two enormous bedrooms facing onto Central Park each have outstanding closet space, oversized bathrooms, and generous dressing areas. The beautiful corner master bedroom suite has oversized picture windows and a wonderful adjacent study/dressing room with a wood burning fireplace. The Eastern wing of this level includes a 24 x 17 family room with open city views, as well as three additional bedrooms. A full laundry and pressing room is conveniently located on this floor."
Now, hopefully for the Midler family, a buyer with $50 million (or a satisfactory offer) will respond to the listing and become the penthouse's new resident.