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New York Observer

Taking The Sting Finally Out Of 88 Central Park West

By Chloe Malle

Roxanne, those days are over, Sting has finally sold his apartment at The Brentmore at 88 Central Park West.

Originally listed in 2006 for $24.9 million with the late broker to the stars, Linda Stein, Sting and wife Trudie Styler's luscious layout has since suffered a $5 million price chop and a brokerage switch, leaving it listed for $19 million with Halstead's Mark Friedman and Robert Cabrera. That is, until Monday, when, according to the Web site Streeteasy, it entered contract.

The four-bedroom, 6,600-square-foot duplex was originally two apartments combined by former owner and fellow musicman Billy Joel, who sold the apartment to Sting in the 1980s, which explains the Park view piano room on the upper floor. Of the apartment the listing boasts, "newly renovated and restored to perfection!" And crowning features include French doors with original glass transoms, "pristine" parquet floors with mahogany inlay, 28 18-foot windows with views overlooking Central Park and the East Side skyline (even though it's only the second and third floor), 23 closets to stash the ghosts of music's past, and a prep kitchen with a butler's pantry to "facilitate glorious dinner parties."

In the spring of 2008, the former Police frontman hopscotched a few blocks south to 15 Central Park West, closing on a $26.5 million, 16th-floor apartment in the golden goose of the West Side's gold coast.

cmalle@observer.com

Tuesday, April 27, 2010