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Harry Winston’s onetime New York City apartment is on the market.
Photo: Scott Frances for Sotheby’s International Realty

Harry Winston’s New York City Apartment Hits the Market for $32.5 Million

The current owner purchased the glamorous Fifth Avenue aerie from the King of Diamonds himself

The fireplace in the formal living room. Photo: Scott Frances for Sotheby’s International Realty

The lavish Fifth Avenue apartment once owned by legendary jeweler Harry Winston has hit the market for $32.5 million. Perched in a classic prewar building, the full-floor unit comes with six bedrooms and 55 feet of direct Central Park views overlooking the Conservatory Pond. The current owner—a collector of rare European decorative arts—purchased the 5,700-square-foot aerie directly from the King of Diamonds himself, who reportedly held swanky dinner parties with upwards of 100 guests within the palatial spread. Winston, who launched his namesake jewelry business in 1932 and is known for donating the Hope Diamond to the Smithsonian Institution, passed away in 1978.

Boasting four exposures, the ninth-floor abode is brimming with evocative architectural details, among them original 1917 moldings, herringbone floors, four fireplaces, and soaring ceilings. Glamorous rooms include a sunshine-yellow formal dining room, wood-paneled library, and a private entry gallery perfect for displaying works of art.

Harry Winston’s onetime New York City apartment is on the market. Photo: Scott Frances for Sotheby’s International Realty

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The boutique limestone building will be familiar to bird-watchers as the home of a special red-tailed hawk dubbed Pale Male, who was profiled by the New York Times and whose much-watched nest is perched on the ornamented building façade.

The home is listed with Louise Beit of Sotheby’s International Realty—East Side Manhattan Brokerage and John Burger of Brown Harris Stevens. See more photos below. 

The wood-paneled library. Photo: Scott Frances for Sotheby’s International Realty

The buttercup-yellow formal dining area. Photo: Scott Frances for Sotheby’s International Realty

The San Remo is visible across the park. Photo: Scott Frances for Sotheby’s International Realty

The private entry gallery. Photo: Scott Frances for Sotheby’s International Realty

The fireplace in the formal living room. Photo: Scott Frances for Sotheby’s International Realty

The home features exposures on all four sides. Photo: Scott Frances for Sotheby’s International Realty

The home boasts original 1917 architectural details. Photo: Scott Frances for Sotheby’s International Realty

Cover: Harry Winston’s onetime New York City apartment is on the market.
Photo: Scott Frances for Sotheby’s International Realty

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