An Inside Look at Matt Lauer’s $7.35 Million New York Apartment
Matt Lauer is selling yet another one of his homes. The former Today show host is attempting to put his life back together after being accused of sexual misconduct and losing his high-profile job. Now he’s aiming to simplify his life by unloading some of his properties. The latest is his $7.35 million New York City apartment.
We’ll look at why Lauer is selling the apartment now, tell you what famous con man used to live in the same building (page 5), and then give you an inside peek at the apartment itself (page 7).
A complicated life
It seems as if Lauer’s life has been slowly unraveling ever since losing his job on the Today show. He’s not only navigating the breakup of his 20-year marriage, but also the sale of two of his properties. It has been reported that the sale of his Hamptons home has been dragging on for almost two years. As if that isn’t bad enough, he’s also dealing with rumors that he fathered children from two different women.
Next: This is what’s at stake.
What Lauer could lose in the divorce
If Matt Lauer and his wife Annette Roque decide to move forward with their divorce, he could stand to lose quite a bit if there isn’t a prenuptial agreement in place. Lauer was one of the highest-paid television hosts, reports Time. The former host was earning roughly $25 million a year before he was fired. He also owns several properties. As of this writing, two are on the market. His net worth is approximately $80,000, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Next: Matt Lauer wanted NBC to show him the money.
Despite the sexual misconduct allegations, Lauer worked up the courage to ask for more money on his way out the door. Lauer would have had even more cash to bolster his wealth if he received the hefty payout he requested upon his departure. According to Page Six, he wanted a $30 million payout from NBC. However, his request was denied by NBC News president Noah Oppenheim.
Next: This is where the bad news was delivered.
Not so fun fact
If you’re a fan of celebrity trivia, this place is for you. This apartment is reportedly where Lauer found out he was being fired. According to Page Six, this is the location where Lauer received an in-person visit from Andy Lack, the chairman of NBC News and MSNBC. He came here to personally give the news to Lauer back in November 2017.
Next: This building is popular among New York City’s richest.
Another famous ex-resident
This building is a favorite among celebrities and wealthy executives. This apartment building is also the former home of Bernie Madoff, who was charged in 2009 with carrying out a $50 billion Ponzi scheme. He even served as president of the building’s co-op board, according to The New York Times. Madoff spent his house arrest in a seven-room duplex before going to jail to serve a 150-year prison sentence.
Next: Lauer is having a tough time with this home.
The Hamptons mansion Matt Lauer can’t sell
Lauer has been trying to sell his home since July 2016. It was originally listed for $18 million. He first cut the asking price in September 2016, when he reduced it by $1 million. Buyers still didn’t show interest, so he reduced the price again in June 2017 to $14.9 million. Then, earlier in 2018, Lauer cut the price by another $2.15 million, bringing the asking price down to $12.75 million.
Next: Let’s take a look inside.
Here’s what’s inside Matt Lauer’s luxurious Manhattan apartment
Lauer purchased the Manhattan co-op in 2004 for $5.882 million. The apartment has four bedrooms and 4½ bathrooms. It comes with a private elevator landing. There is also a corner library, dining room, laundry/playroom, powder room, a bedroom wing, and a wood-burning fireplace, according to the listing posted by Stribling & Associates. The apartment is located on the Upper East Side at 133 east 64th Street and is just steps from Central Park.
Next: A cook’s dream.
An impressive kitchen
If you love to cook, all your culinary dreams are about to come true. The apartment also features a high-end kitchen. You could whip up quite a feast in here. The kitchen features top-of-the line appliances, two ovens, two wine refrigerators, and plenty of space for a large dining table.
Next: No more restless nights.
You probably wouldn’t want to leave your home if you lived here. The bedroom wing has two bedrooms, each with its own bathroom. There’s also a private master bedroom suite with two dressing rooms, two marble master bathrooms, and a master sitting room. According to the listing, the master sitting room can be remodeled so that a bathroom is added, creating an additional bedroom.
Next: Entertain to your heart’s desire.
Spacious living room
The private elevator landing opens into a square entry foyer, leading to the living room, dining room, and library. The living room features three large windows, high ceilings, custom book shelves, and parquet hardwood floor. The library has both southern and eastern exposures and a view of downtown Manhattan.
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