A duplex penthouse at 1045 Fifth Avenue, a bronze-glass apartment building in a neighborhood where limestone and brick prewar co-ops are more the norm, sold to Paul McCartney and his wife, Nancy Shevell, for $15,500,000. The monthly carrying costs for the 10-room aerie, PH15, near 86th Street, are $12,935.00.
The former Beatle and his wife paid the full asking price for the apartment, which entered the market for the first time in February. A big selling point, undoubtedly, was the panoramic view across the Central Park reservoir, visible on each level from more than 800 square feet of wraparound balconies reached through glass sliders. But Mr. McCartney and Ms. Shevell will likely have their work cut out for them: Little has been done to the unit, which, according to the listing, has five bedrooms, five full baths and one half bath. The couple can use the apartment as a part-time residence — unlike many of the co-ops on Fifth and Park Avenues, this one permits pieds-à-terre.
Here is a look inside the multi-million dollar penthouse: