The Plaza’s Iconic Astor Suite Hits the Market Asking $20M

The Plaza is one of Manhattan’s most famous buildings, with each residence and hotel room holding ample glamour and a bit of New York City magic. But none is more storied than the iconic Astor Suite, which just arrived on the market asking $19.95 million. Known for its history and beauty, past residents include John Jacob Astor, John F. Kennedy, and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor (former King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson).

The apartment, alternately known as Residence 509, sits on the corner of the building and looks out to Central Park and Fifth Avenue. It has impeccably curated interiors, created by architect S.R. Gambrel Inc., and spreads across 4,299 square feet. Four bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms fit nicely into the gracious floor plan.

S.R. Gambrel Inc. brought on artisans behind the reconstruction of Windsor Castle to give the suite its exquisite look. Every element has been thought of, with 12-foot ceilings done up in hand-drawn plaster that harkens to years past. There is also custom millwork, beautiful built-ins, stately fireplaces, and paneling of English oak. The hand-hammered leather from France is especially unique and all of these bespoke elements are reflected in the asking price.

Each space exudes the finest taste and style, yet the legendary residence still feels livable. The Astor Suite will come fully furnished, so just like checking into the Plaza, one just needs to bring up the suitcases.

Charlie Attias and Connor Ramage of Compass hold the listing, which 6sqft reports is currently owned by Esprit founder Jürgen Friedrich. Residence 508 is also listed next door in case someone wants even more space.