Harry Winston Once Called This $32.5M Upper East Side Gem Home

Harry Winston, the “King of Diamonds,” was given that illustrious title for a reason. The renowned jeweler owned famous gems such as the Hope Diamond in his lifetime and designed some of the most exquisite pieces in the world. Along the way, he also found real estate treasures. This majestic, full-floor Upper East Side apartment once belonged to Winston. Now listed for $32.5 million, its staggering price could instead buy many sparkling things. But, it’s all about priorities.

As classic as a diamond, the home’s traditional style and Central Park views exude a timeless New York City feel. The current seller purchased the abode from Winston, so it has been cherished for many years. It has also been a prime place to display the seller’s extensive collection of American artwork and furnishings, including a table where George Washington played cards.

Though these unique items don’t come with the 5,740-square-foot spread, four exposures do. Encompassing the entire 9th floor, the storied Manhattan home offers complete privacy and peace with far-reaching city views. Whether you are in the library, living room, eat-in kitchen, or one of the six gracious bedrooms, Manhattan’s glistening buildings make a beautiful backdrop.

The circa-1917 building it sits in, located at 927 Fifth Avenue, also has a New York story to tell. A hawk known as Pale Male famously made a nest on the facade.

Representing all this history, Louise Beit, Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage and John Burger of Brown Harris Steven have the listing.