Carroll O'Connor’s tastes were clearly more refined than his “All in the Family"character Archie Bunker, as the late actor called one of New York’s most exclusive buildings, The Dakota, home. Now, his preserved apartment has just sold for $2.84 million, according to reports.
The south-facing two-bedroom, two-bath unit first hit the market in 2015 and was listed at $3.6 million before dropping its price to $2.93 million, according to StreetEasy.
The new owners will get all the expected perks of living in the iconic Upper West Side building, including 14-foot ceilings, expansive arched windows, distinct molding and prewar details, herringbone floors, and two wood burning fireplaces, according to the property listing.
It’s safe to assume the current owner had an easier time securing the co-op than the five-time Emmy winner. It’s frequently been reported that the building’s board found it difficult to separate the real-life actor—who happened to be a known liberal—from his infamously prejudiced and closed-minded character, and required him to provide references despite his fame.
It worked: The actor remained in apartment 28AB until his death in 2001 at the age of 76, and his wife, Nancy O'Connor, maintained ownership until she passed away in 2014.
Corcoran listing agent Deanna Kory didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.
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