Former Today anchor Matt Lauer recently sold his Upper East Side apartment after just four months on the market – and for more than the $7. 35 million asking price.
The lavish unit, which comes with a $7,776-a-month maintenance fee, features three bedrooms and four-and-a-half bathrooms and spans 3,500 square feet. Lauer and his now estranged wife, Annette, first purchased the prewar home in August 2004 for $5. 882 million.
The space offers a private elevator that opens onto a foyer that leads into a number of common areas: the kitchen and service quarters, a main living area, and a private family wing that includes the master suite, which can be rearranged to provide two bedrooms.
The main living area runs 28 feet across the apartment complex, with coffee-colored hardwood floors and coved ceiling moldings.
An ornately carved stone fireplace helps to anchor the room and stands across a set of three deeply set windows that flood the room with light. A set of double doors on one end of the room open onto a carpeted library with sofas and bookshelves galore; the other end of the living room has another set of double doors that open onto a formal dining room that has bright, teal-colored wallpaper.
In the bedroom wing of the apartment are two ample-size guest bedrooms, each with private bathrooms with windows, marble walls and counters, and glass-encased steam showers. The master suite currently boasts two bedrooms, though one has been converted into a gentleman’s study. The suite also features two bedroom-size dressing rooms and not one but two lavish marble bathrooms, one with a deep-soaking tub.
The former anchor also has one of his Sag Harbor homes on the market for $12. 75 million, a significant drop from the original asking price of $18 million, and he owns a number of other properties, including a stunning 19,000-square-foot compound in the Hamptons that he bought from Richard Gere for $36. 5 million back in June 2016. His New Zealand farm, which he purchased for a reported $9. 2 million back in February 2017, is currently also still in his possession despite the fact he was poised to lose it as part of the country’s “good character” test following sexual misconduct allegations against him last fall.