Courtney Sale Ross' Glorious 740 Park Duplex Very, Very, Very Quietly Asking ‘Over $60 Million'

Forget the Plaza duplex that Tommy Hilfiger put on the market for $50 million, and the $46.5 million Kress family's penthouse, and Brooke Astor's $46 million co-op, and the duplex that zinc magnate Bill Flaherty is listing for $43 million.

A source told The Observer yesterday evening that the monogram-shirted, meticulous uptown broker Edward Lee Cave is quietly taking offers on one of the most monumental apartments in New York. It's Courtney Sale Ross' duplex at 740 Park Avenue, the only residential building in New York with its own 559-page biography. Ms. Ross, a Texas-bred education philanthropist, is Time Warner creator Steve Ross' widow.

Reached through his office, Mr. Cave was willing to briefly discuss the duplex, though he repeatedly said it isn't openly on the market. "There will only be 10 people who can see the apartment. Because there will only be 10 people who are approriate to see it," he said. Just 10? "If somebody very, very, very important calls me," he said, "I will run it by her."  read more »

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