It’s not often that a unit opens up in The Prasada, a boutique co-op building on Central Park West
, and it’s certainly even rarer that the unit is one so full of character and mystique. The apartment was initially picked up by actor Antonio Banderas and his former wife, Melanie Griffith, for $3.995 million. That was in 2005, but since their divorce in 2016, he is the sole owner on the current deed. A previous owner combined two adjacent units on the fourth floor to make this extra-large abode consisting of a generous four bedrooms and four bathrooms.The current asking price is $7.95 million for this distinctive retreat hovering over the beautiful tree-lined streets of the Upper West Side
. Enjoy great views of Central Park from every angle in the open-flow living room that segues nicely into an upscale dining room. Beamed ceilings and a decorative fireplace add a bit of rustic coziness to the otherwise stately vibe. And there’s plenty of room to eat and entertain in the kitchen surrounded by custom cabinetry, stainless steel appliances and marble accents.Three bedrooms have their bathrooms en suite, and a bonus room can be used for an office or study. Comfort is a given with spacious 11 foot ceilings and central air pumped throughout the space.According to the WSJ
, Banderas is giving up the trendy abode to move west, but is not entirely happy about leaving New York behind. Surely the voice of the snarky Puss N Boots Shrek character will land on his feet out west, but in the meantime, the move makes way for a new owner to purchase a massive apartment with an excellent view.The chic residence is listed
with Corcoran agents Bernice Levanthal, Sarah Thompson, and Jake Kringdon.