âIt was kind of like that,â said Danielle Lurie, a broker at Compass, who is one of the agents managing the property at 25 Columbus Circle.
Lurie, 89, has been using the 63rd floor apartment as a work studio and office since 2006, when he and his wife, Tamar, a senior agent at Coldwell Banker in Greenwich, Connecticut, bought it . The purchase price was $ 2.9 million, according to public records.
The designer, who worked for Life, News week, Time and American News and World Report, often interviewed world leaders in the apartment before sketching them. The two bedrooms of the apartment, which faces south and west, do not contain beds, but desks, as well as many caricatures. The apartment also has an American kitchen with marble counters. The master suite has two walk-in closets.
The Luries first listed the property for $ 4.9 million in January 2020, but took a time out when the pandemic struck. It returned to the market for $ 4.3 million, at a 13% discount, last month.
Around this time, the building, a two-tower office and housing complex near Central Park, formerly known as Time Warner Center, was renamed Deutsche Bank Center. Three years after signing a lease, the investment company began moving there from 60 Wall St.
Making the apartment all around Lurie, who holds a Guinness Record as the most widely unionized political cartoonist, has so far had a key benefit: potential buyers from other countries who visit the unit are delighted to see the smiling resemblances of their former presidents on the walls.
“It was a real pleasure to witness,” said Danielle Lurie.