Former New York Home of Late News Anchor Peter Jennings Finds a Buyer
The former Manhattan home of the late journalist Peter Jennings, listed at $10.45 million, has found a buyer mere weeks after hitting the market.
The approximately 3,600-square-foot co-op is located on Central Park West, offering sweeping park views from its perch on the 11th floor of an 18-story 1930s building, according to the listing with Coldwell Banker Warburg.
Jennings, who was the anchor of ABC World News Tonight from the 1980s until his death in 2005 at 67, bought the residence in the 1990s, Kayce Freed Jennings, his widow and a former ABC News producer, told The Wall Street Journal when the unit was first listed in early April. Jennings began a substantial overhaul of the space, and the couple continued the work after marrying in 1997. They moved into the unit in 1998, subsequently hosting numerous book parties and other gatherings.
“The layout is exceptional,” Ms. Jennings told The Wall Street Journal. “The apartment is really well designed for [events].”
The corner unit opens to a gallery with herringbone wood floors, listing photos show. It leads to the 30-foot living room—with a wood-burning fireplace and Central Park views—the formal dining room and the wood-clad library.
There’s also a large eat-in kitchen with wood cabinetry, top-of-the-line appliances, an island and a butler’s pantry, according to the floor plan.
The classic nine apartment—which refers to a prewar unit with nine rooms—has three bedrooms, including a primary bedroom suite in the corner position facing east and south, offering views of downtown and the park. It also has a bathroom with two sinks, a standing shower and a soaking tub.
“Each of the other two spacious bedrooms features en-suite bathrooms with streaming southern light, providing a serene and relaxing retreat,” the listing said.
Building amenities include a fitness center, storage, a 24-hour doorman and a resident manager.
Mansion Global could not determine how much Jennings paid for the apartment. Ms. Jennings was not immediately available for comment.