High profile New York socialite Nancy Sale Johnson Rashad has exploded onto the elite Manhattan property listings with the announcement that her triplex maisonette worth a staggering $21,000,000 is up for sale. The location of this three-storey 5,500 square feet mansion will hardly count as a good guess: yes, it is Fifth Avenue. 817, Fifth Avenue, to be precise.
The house itself has a lot to offer, even for someone who can afford this piece of New York real estate. The living room is a long and formal set-up complete with a fireplace. The dining room is comfortably large too, so prospective buyers needn’t lose sleep over the convenience of hosting large gatherings. The apartment also has its own large laundry room, an eat-in kitchen and a cozy little room at the back, which should serve perfectly as a workout space. The dressing room in the master suite is itself as big as most bedrooms, and this should come as delightful news to the gentler sex.
There are two pretty large guest bedrooms too, and they each have a walk-in closet. Additionally, the home has a very lovable, airy library with some cute views out to the sidewalk, and an office room situated adjacent to that. The curved staircase that leads up from the private entrance to the second floor is a marvel in itself. Besides, the basement offers luxuries not commonly found in the Big Apple, including a wine cellar, two huge storage rooms, a wet bar and a half-bathroom. The luxurious apartment has five other bathrooms too, along with five bedrooms in all.
The address is not overly luxurious by Fifth Avenue standards, but it has illustrious inhabitants nonetheless. Most of its 14 homes are owned by corporate houses, though there is the odd exception, like Casino King Steve Wynn’s dwelling. Hollywood heartthrob, heavyweight and superstar all rolled in one, Richard Gere also owned a home at this address between 2001 and 2005, specifically the 6th floor.
Nancy Sale Johnson Rashad, often called just ‘sale’ by her friends (do you wonder why?), bought this home after her high profile divorce from then husband Woody Johnson in 2001. She went on to marry former professional football player and now sportscaster Ahmad Rashad in 2007, and the couple has now moved on to new residential plans. This property, in the meanwhile, is not likely to stay on the list for long, considering just how closely the Manhattan list is watched by the homeless uber rich all over the country. We are quite sure that someone is already waiting to pounce!