The two-time Tony-award winner and her husband, performance artist Martin von Haselberg, combined two units starting on the 15th floor for their 7,000-square-foot Fifth Avenue home, according to public records.
Bette Midler and her family have lived in the 14-room home since 1996, which she called a country house in the city. She and her husband are downsizing now that their daughter, Sophie Von Haselberg, is no longer living there.
Located on the top three floors of the building, the apartment has clear views of Central Park, the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir and the city skyline, according to the listing. The building dates to 1925, and was designed by architect Emery Roth.
The penthouse was renovated by Bette Midler, 74, and Martin von Haselberg, 70, to create a perfect space for entertaining, which includes a reception gallery, a double-size living room with city views, an open dining room and an eat-in kitchen.
There are also more than 3,000 square feet of outdoor landscaped terraces, just off the main living space, as per the listing. Custom wood cabinetry and marble countertops can be found in the kitchen, along with a six-burner Garland stove with grill, Miele dishwasher and Sub-Zero refrigerator, the listing said.
Private living space takes a floor of its own, and can be configured for up to seven bedrooms, according to the listing. The corner master suite offers a wood-burning fireplace, a dressing room and oversized windows with park views. There are two other en-suite bedrooms facing the park, as well as three additional bedrooms and a family room.
A library with 13-foot ceilings accounts for the entire top floor of the residence. It boasts floor-to-ceiling bookcases, a fireplace and 900-square-foot rooftop garden. The floor also has a full bathroom.
Source: Mansion Global