The Buckleys at 778 Park, Estate of the Day
Christopher Buckley, the son of famed conservative William F. Buckley has been in the news recently for endorsing Barack Obama and resigning from his late father's National Review but the New York Observer's Max Abelson reports that Buckley might also be in trouble with some real estate agents. He recently called the $24.5 million price for his late parents home at 778 Park Avenue to be absurdly inflated.
Is that price a bit excessive for a four-bedroom home? The New York Observer article indicates that the price may drop soon. Certainly the duplex maisonette has its charms though. The home has been given a makeover with new paint, carpet, decor and electrical upgrades. The main level includes a double entry hall that leads to a 50 ft gallery over and a winding staircase to the second private floor where there are four bedrooms. There is a large living room, adjacent to the library. The lower floor includes the formal dining room and a large kitchen as well as a second staff kitchen and staff changing room and staff quarters. The listing stresses the fact that the home can be reconfigured for today's more casual lifestyle. Currently it is still at $24.5 million through Barak Realty.
Gallery: The Buckleys at 778 Park