Leonard Bernstein’s ‘Radical Chic’ spread flips with $29.5M ask

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A massive Park Ave. duplex once owned by conductor Leonard Bernstein is in contract.

The sprawling, 6,300-square-foot, six-bedroom duplex at 895 Park Ave. first went on the market last year for $29.5 million.

It was immortalized in Tom Wolfe’s essay, “Radical Chic” — about Bernstein and his wife Felicia’s uptown dinner party with special guests: the Black Panthers. 

It’s the highest contract of the past week, according to Donna Olshan’s “The Olshan Luxury Market Report.”

The home sits on top of an Art Deco brick and limestone building, designed by Sloan & Robertson, that dates to 1930. It features stellar views of the city and Central Park and original details from five woodburning fireplaces with carved wood mantels to wide-plank mahogany floors and crown moldings. 

A private elevator landing opens to a 34-foot gallery that leads to a living room, library, glass-enclosed solarium with bluestone floors and formal dining room — and all of these rooms overlook Central Park. There’s also 700 square feet of private outdoor space over two terraces.

The home, which sits on the building’s 19th and 20th floors, also boasts 11-foot ceilings on the top, entertaining floor, which also includes a chef’s kitchen with wine storage and a large butler’s pantry, and a curved staircase that leads to a private, lower level with nine foot ceilings, six bedrooms, six ½ bathrooms, a home office and a laundry room.

Building amenities include an elevator attendant, a gym, squash and basketball courts and private storage.

Monthly maintenance fees are $21,536.

The home had previously been owned by the same family for 40 years: the late Carol and Maurice Feinberg, philanthropists whose wealth came from Maurice’s wine and spirits importing company, Monsieur Henri Wines. The listing brokers are Bonnie Chajet, Allison Chiaramonte and Tania Isacoff Friedland of Warburg Realty.

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