NYC’s Version of the Hearst Castle Can Be Yours for $38 Million


By Richard Horgan Comment

The latest edition of Inside This Week’s Private Properties with Wall Street Journal real estate reporter Candace Taylor is chock-full of good stuff. Starting with the idea that William Randolph Hearst once had a need for a high-ceiling 100-foot long room to house his collection of suits of armor.

Hearst’s massive five-story apartment, overlooking the Hudson River, was broken up into smaller units in the 1930s. In the 1990s, a couple restored the remaining main space to its former glory and that chunk is now on the market for $38 million.

Also featured on this week’s WSJ Live channel Lunch Break high-end square footage look: the New York area home used as the abode for Phil and Claire on ABC-TV hit sitcom Modern Family. That one will set the buyer(s) back $2.35 million. Cue up the video tonight in your tiny studio walk-up or shared, cramped space and… weep.