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A zigzagging corridor off the kitchen leads to a hall bathroom that includes two guest bedrooms and a hall bathroom with a flat-screen TV built-in to the wall above the towel rack. The not especially spacious master suite, also tucked back behind the kitchen, offers two exposures, a custom-fitted dressing hall with full height wardrobes and a windowed bathroom with modern white cabinets juxtaposed against a classic, claw-footed bathtub and a glitzy white glass chandelier.
Samuel L. Located on one of the middle floors of a prestigious, 13-story pre-war apartment house known as The Leonori, the approximately 3,000-square-foot condo has four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. Jackson hopes to turn a hefty, multi-million dollar profit on the sale of a multi-unit combination condominium on the Upper East Side of Manhattan he bought in 2005 for $4.8 million and now has available at $13 million.
Presiding over the tony corner of East 63rd Street and Madison Avenue, the elegant, elaborately detailed limestone clad Beaux-Arts-style building was built in the early 1900s as an apartment hotel and remains named after the building’s first lessor, Charles L. In 1937, with apartment hotels falling out of fashion, the owner of the building maintained the opulent façades but rebuilt the interiors to accommodate proper apartments and the now landmarked, doorman-staffed building was converted to luxury condominiums in the 1980s. Leonori.
At the cozy heart of the bi-winged apartment, a slender den is dominated by a bespoke media cabinet while a petite dining area incorporates a cushioned window seat banquette and the meticulously tailored and unquestionably high-end but decidedly pint-sized kitchen is arguably better suited for unpacking take-out than cooking up a culinary feast. An ample guest bedroom beyond the living room includes a cedar-lined walk-in closet and an Art Deco-inspired bathroom slathered in inky black ceramic tiles. A windowed alcove off the small entrance vestibule and foyer includes a sleek wet bar with under-counter beverage fridge and the lengthy but somewhat slim combination living/dining room features dark chocolate-brown oak floorboards, a floor-to-ceiling bank of custom built-ins and a dramatic black glass chandelier over the dining table.
The estate privately occupies a private promontory with cross-canyon views from a nearly 12,000-square foot mansion at the end of a long, tree-covered driveway along with a swimming pool, poolside guesthouse and lighted tennis court. Jackson, who has more than half of a dozen projects in various stages of production including M. Night Shyamalan’s upcoming sci-fi thriller “Glass,” and his actress wife, LaTanya Richardson, also maintain a leafy estate in the much-ballyhooed Beverly Park enclave in the mansion-dotted mountains above Beverly Hills, Calif., that they picked up in 2000 for $8.35 million from Roseanne Barr.

exterior image: Joe Strini for Property Shark; listing photos and floor plan: Stribling” />
The handsome, 12-story brown-brick boutique co-operative apartment house on the bustling corner of East 64th Street and Lexington Avenue, infamously known as the former home of imprisoned Wall Street swindler Bernie Madoff, offers its few well-heeled residents top-shelf services that include a doorman attended canopied entrance and a fully-staffed lobby.
Outside of his spectacular professional downfall — he once upon a time hauled in a reported $25 million annual salary, Lauer has been much in the Hamptons property gossip columns since 2016 when, all in that one year, he sold a modest if expensive bay front cottage in Southampton, N.Y., for $3.5 million, paid Richard Gere an eye-catching $36.5 million for an unquestionably picturesque, two-residence bay front compound in nearby Sag Harbor, and listed a secluded and, unfortunately for him, still for sale 8,000-square-foot mansion on 25 mostly wooded acres, also in Sag Harbor, that first came up for grabs with a too-aggressive $18 million asking price that has since plummeted to $12.75 million.
(The apartment actually went into contract just a month after it was listed in April but the transaction was only completed more recently.) Lauer, whose estranged wife of 20 years, Annette Roque, left him in the humiliating aftermath of multiple allegations of sexual misconduct in the workplace that led to his late 2017 firing from “Today,” purchased the approximately 3,500-square-foot, 11-room pre-war pad in August 2004 for a smidgen more than $5.882 million. After just four months on the market, #MeToo-ed former “Today” co-anchor Matt Lauer sold his smartly appointed apartment on Manhattan’s posh Upper East Side to an as-yet unidentified buyer for above it’s $7.35 million asking price. A private elevator landing opens to a not-quite square foyer that serves as a central hub between an elegantly proportioned enfilade of public rooms, the kitchen and service quarters, and a private, family wing that, including the multi-room master suite, provides three and potentially four bedrooms and a total of 4.5 bathrooms.
Perfectly aligned double doors open one end of the room to a carpeted library and the other to a formal dining room snazzily wrapped in snappy, teal-colored Chinoiserie-style wall covering while the service areas incorporate a sleekly equipped up-to-date if not especially spacious kitchen, an adjoining breakfast room, and a laundry room/home office. At more than 28-feet-long with dark, coffee-colored hardwood floors and chunky coved ceiling moldings, the graciously proportioned living room highlights a delicate, carved stone antique fireplace opposite a trio of deeply set sash windows. Two ample guest bedrooms have private, windowed bathrooms while the sprawling master suite comprises a gentleman’s study easily converted to a third en suite guest bedroom, a bedroom lined entirely in butterscotch velvet wall panels, two bedroom-sized dressing rooms, and two lavishly outfitted if perfectly average-sized marble bathrooms.