Spectacular 4-bedroom apartment in New York’s iconic Dakota building where John Lennon died listed at $11 million

A beautiful nine-bedroom apartment in New York City’s exclusive Dakota building has been listed for sale for $11.9 million, but buyers should be aware that even the most famous celebrities have been unable to secure a place in the building, including Madonna and Cher.

The antebellum property features stunning wood-furnished rooms and tasteful design and comes with four bedrooms, four full baths and seven fireplaces and is finished with granite countertops and hardwood floors.

The apartment has a whopping 4,425 square feet of space and comes with many different amenities that are included with the building, including an airy central courtyard and a gym in the building.

The website for the apartment’s sale advertises that the apartment is “arranged as if the many floors of a neighboring limestone mansion were arranged harmoniously on a single floor.”

The Dakota has heard an apartment for $11.9 million, and it comes with four bedrooms and four full bathrooms, as well as being across the street from Central Park.

The Dakota has heard an apartment for $11.9 million, and it comes with four bedrooms and four full bathrooms, as well as being across the street from Central Park.

The home is equipped with an astounding seven fireplaces and can be fully customized with furnished hardwood floors.

The home is equipped with an astounding seven fireplaces and can be fully customized with furnished hardwood floors.

The home is equipped with an astounding seven fireplaces and can be fully customized with furnished hardwood floors.

Originally, The Dakota was “conceived as a bold experiment to lure discerning Manhattanites away from townhouse living to the concept of the luxury apartment.”

One of the bedrooms is modeled as a children's room and comes with a raised area and ladder to enter.

One of the bedrooms is modeled as a children's room and comes with a raised area and ladder to enter.

One of the bedrooms is modeled as a children’s room and comes with a raised area and ladder to enter.

Those who want information about life in The Dakota reportedly must undergo a lengthy interview process.

Those who want information about life in The Dakota reportedly must undergo a lengthy interview process.

Those who want information about life in The Dakota reportedly must undergo a lengthy interview process.

“Completed in 1884 at Central Park and West 72nd Street, The Dakota is the original ‘Grand Dame’ of Central Park West,” the apartment listing reads.

The apartment is “designed as if the many floors of a neighboring limestone mansion were harmoniously arranged on a single floor,” according to the listing.

The dining room 'can easily seat 12 or 14 guests' and has lots of natural light with huge windows and high ceilings.

The dining room 'can easily seat 12 or 14 guests' and has lots of natural light with huge windows and high ceilings.

The dining room ‘can easily seat 12 or 14 guests’ and has lots of natural light with huge windows and high ceilings.

The dining room ‘can easily accommodate 12 or 14 guests’, while the kitchen and study provide views of the courtyard fountains.

The apartment listing says that pets are allowed in the residence, and 50% financing is also allowed, but any buyer must pay the 3% investment tax that goes into the building.

While The Dakota is known for being one of the most glamorous buildings in the city, it also has a storied history from the time it was built in 1884 next to Central Park.

Originally, The Dakota was “conceived as a bold experiment to lure discerning Manhattanites away from townhouse living to the concept of the luxury apartment.”

This specific apartment comes ‘complete with a beautiful and customizable floor plan that works for today’s lifestyle, even 140 years after completion’.

Singer Sewing Machine Company founder Edward Clark commissioned the apartment building for $1 million and intended to house 60 families, but died two years before the building was completed.

Singer Sewing Machine Company founder Edward Clark commissioned the apartment building for $1 million in 1880

Singer Sewing Machine Company founder Edward Clark commissioned the apartment building for $1 million in 1880

Singer Sewing Machine Company founder Edward Clark commissioned the apartment building for $1 million in 1880

Notable residents of The Dakota include Bono, Maury Povich, and author Harlan Coben, along with famous actress Lauren Bacall, who lived there for 53 years.

Notable residents of The Dakota include Bono, Maury Povich, and author Harlan Coben, along with famous actress Lauren Bacall, who lived there for 53 years.

Notable residents of The Dakota include Bono, Maury Povich, and author Harlan Coben, along with famous actress Lauren Bacall, who lived there for 53 years.

This specific apartment comes 'complete with a beautiful and customizable floor plan that works for today's lifestyle, even 140 years after completion,' according to the website.

This specific apartment comes 'complete with a beautiful and customizable floor plan that works for today's lifestyle, even 140 years after completion,' according to the website.

This specific apartment comes ‘complete with a beautiful and customizable floor plan that works for today’s lifestyle, even 140 years after completion’ according to the website

The kitchen offers a view of The Dakota's patio featuring a Japanese maple tree and two fountains.

The kitchen offers a view of The Dakota's patio featuring a Japanese maple tree and two fountains.

The kitchen offers a view of The Dakota’s patio featuring a Japanese maple tree and two fountains.

Full baths are outfitted with white granite countertops, floors, and walls and also feature walk-in showers.

Full baths are outfitted with white granite countertops, floors, and walls and also feature walk-in showers.

Full baths are outfitted with white granite countertops, floors, and walls and also feature walk-in showers.

Pets are allowed in the residence, and buyers can finance 50% but must cover the additional 3% tax.

Pets are allowed in the residence, and buyers can finance 50% but must cover the additional 3% tax.

Pets are allowed in the residence, and buyers can finance 50% but must cover the additional 3% tax.

The Steinway family, founders of the Steinway piano company, were among the first to live in the building, while actress Lauren Bacall owned a fabulous nine-bedroom apartment in the building for 53 years.

The building gained further fame in 1980 when Beatles frontman John Lennon was shot dead outside the building while residing there with his wife, Yoko Ono.

Ono still lives in the apartment building along with her and Lennon’s son Sean. Ono lives in the same seventh-floor apartment that she and Lennon lived in, and it is well known that she irritated the neighbors when the couple bought four other apartments to use as storage.

Other notable residents of The Dakota include Bono, Maury Povich, and author Harlan Coben, while many others have been duly shunned for a variety of reasons: Antonio Banderas, Billy Joel, Carly Simon, Alex Rodriguez, Judd Apatow, Melanie Griffith, and Torch. Leoni.

But it’s no surprise that the building is made up of wealthier folks: The application process alone costs $1,000.

The building has also snubbed its fair share of big-name celebrities, including famous singers Madonna and Cher; the former reportedly failed to impress the board during the interview process.

Those who want to inquire about life in The Dakota reportedly must undergo a lengthy interview process and turn over years of tax documents and financial statements.

It is also notable that it does not come equipped with fire escapes, as architect Henry J. Hardenbergh purposely avoided them and placed mud from Central Park between the brick layers to “fireproof” the building.

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