A new-to-the-market listing on Manhattan’s Central Park West has a history almost as big as its price tag.
Prior to its current incarnation as a single apartment—on the market $18.75 million—the home was two separate co-op units.
Property records show the current owner, who works in finance, bought the two units in 2005, paying $6.67 million for one and $2.38 million for the other.
But before their combination, the more expensive of the two apartments was owned by journalist and magazine editor Richard B. Stolley and his wife, Lise Hilboldt, property records show.
Mr. Stolley is most well known for his work at Life magazine. While serving as editor of the now defunct publication in 1963, he arranged the purchase of the Zapruder film, a 26-second home movie that’s the only known footage of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination.
The other apartment was formerly owned by the late American actress and singer Dorothy Loudon, according to records.
In 1977, Loudon won a Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Musical for her performance in “Annie.” She was also nominated for the award for her performances in the musicals “The Fig Leaves Are Falling” and “Ballroom,” as well as a Golden Globe award for her appearances on CBS’s “The Garry Moore Show.”
Loudon died in 2003 at the age of 78.
The 13 room co-op, which hit the market on Aug. 7, has been “seamlessly combined” by architect John Murray, according to the listing with Harriet Kaufman and Frederick Peters of Warburg Realty. The brokers declined to comment.
The home also has a living room with Central Park views and a wood-burning fireplace, a paneled library, a formal dining room, a family room and a staff room.