Friday, April 21, 2023

Baba Wawa Slept Here

If you're looking for a blatantly conservative apartment, you're in luck. 

NYP reports that the longtime home of the late Barbara Walters has listed for $19.75 million. 

Walters, who died in December, at the age of 93, would spend her final years sequestered in this home. Located on the Upper East Side, at a white-glove cooperative at 944 Fifth Ave., the legendarily overrated journalist first moved in back in 1989. Now on the market, the apartment looks the exact same way as it did when Walters lived in it

Go inside BELOW.

All her art, furniture and collectible pieces, including antiques, and sentimental relics remain in the home. The unit is currently configured into two bedrooms, but can be converted to as many as four. Overlooking Central Park, the residence is made up of five bedrooms and five baths. The living room features a woodburning fireplace with 10-foot-high ceilings and three expansive windows that stretch across Fifth Avenue. “There is such a special feeling in this wonderful full floor apartment on Fifth Avenue and 75th Street, the most coveted and beloved location on The Upper East Side,” the listing notes.

The wood-paneled main bedroom suite with a woodburning fireplace features views of the park, two baths, a sitting room/office and an an expansive closet. Walters’s dressing room is wrapped in chic-looking red lacquer -- with a mirrored wall, a dressing table and a lounge space. The eat-in kitchen features a butler’s pantry and an adjacent laundry room. “It also comes with the provenance of a beloved and revered owner who loved the apartment and frequently made history there,” the listing states of Walters. Alexa Lambert of Compass holds the listing. She declined to comment.

In her 2008 book, “Audition: A Memoir,” she revealed that she had entertained frequently in the apartment and courted potential interviewees there. Monica Lewinsky was among the guests she hosted at the home, dining with Walters at least before agreeing to sit down for an interview about the Bill Clinton sex scandal. Sources previously told The Post that Walters planned to escape to Florida on her getaways, but her ailing health prevented her from doing so.

Walters was diagnosed with dementia in 2015. She was the first woman anchor of both a morning and an evening television-news program. At one point, Walters was considered the highest-paid TV-news personality in the country.Walters also unleashed the long-running ABC daytime talk show “The View” on us in August 1997.

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