William Randolph Hearst’s Palatial New York Penthouse Reduced to $24 Million

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Late publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst purchased The Clarendon—a 12-story, 62-apartment building along Riverside Drive in Manhattan’s Upper West Side—for $950,000 in 1913.

The Clarendon

In March 2014, just a portion of Hearst’s personal 7,000-square-foot triplex penthouse (plus an additional 10,000 square feet of outdoor space), re-entered market for $38 million. That’s more than 25 times as much as the original asking price after the recent $14 million reduction.

Hearst Triplex Penthouse

The division of the print mogul’s massive penthouse into smaller units was the result of the Great Depression. However, “smaller” is all relative.

The co-op listing still boasts a whopping 17 rooms: seven bedrooms (including a magnificent master suite complete with its own terrace, full bath, dressing room, and walk-in closets); six-and-a-half baths; a chef’s eat-in kitchen; and an oversized mansard living room soaked in natural light, featuring 17-foot ceilings, beautiful curved windows, and a south-facing terrace overlooking the Hudson.


Hearst Clarendon Penthouse

Equipped with a private elevator, the residence also boasts a glass-enclosed solarium on its highest level that hovers over the River, along with its own 2,000-square-foot outdoor deck.


The Clarendon

The Clarendon Penthouse Roof Deck

See more photos of the elegant abode below:

To view the property’s full listing, click here

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