Jonathan Newhouse, Condé Nast’s chairman and chief executive, has listed the full-floor NoMad penthouse he bought from the late Joan Vass, an innovative womenswear designer, over a decade ago.
The penthouse at a boutique prewar cooperative on East 29th Street hit the market on Friday for $6.995 million.
Mr. Newhouse, who has grown the publishing company to include Vogue, Vanity Fair, GQ and Glamour, bought the home from Vass in 2005 for $3.375 million, according to property records. Vass, who died in 2011 at the age of 85, became a pioneering knitwear designer in the 1980s and 1990s.
Mr. Newhouse owns the home with his wife, Ronnie Cooke Newhouse, owner of fashion advertising agency House + Holme, and the couple have redesigned the 3,400-square-foot space since buying it from the fashion designer.
Architect Daniel Romualdez carried out a “meticulous renovation” to the three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom apartment, according to the listing with Noble Black and Michael Lorber of Douglas Elliman.
The home has a private elevator that opens into the unit, which boasts 11-foot ceilings and a large living room. An antique iron staircase spirals up to a glass-encased room at the top of the building, which leads out onto a private, 1,400-square-foot rooftop terrace, according to images of the home. The building dates to 1912 and has 11 full-floor residences.
Mr. Newhouse could not immediately be reached for comment.
Vass ran her fashion line out of her residence, delegating knitting work to women around the city cottage industry-style. In the early 1960s, she started holding shows from a SoHo loft she owned with her husband, Abstract Expressionist artist and sculptor Gene Vass, and later moved her home and business to the NoMad co-op.
Vass’s comfortable luxury sweaters attracted A-list clients like Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and actresses Farrah Fawcett and Candice Bergen.
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