Rush Limbaugh cuts NYC penthouse price to $13 million

1049_fifth_trop.top.jpgA bedroom inside Rush Limbaugh's Fifth Avenue penthouse. By Julianne Pepitone, staff reporter


NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh is having a tough time saying adios to New York City. But it's not because he'll miss the Big Apple. Rather, he's been forced to cut the asking price for his Fifth Avenue penthouse to $12.95 million.

Limbaugh originally listed his spacious digs in March, asking $13.95 million. He bought the 10-room condo at 1049 Fifth Ave. in 1994 under the name of R H Trust, according to city property documents.

Luxury broker Corcoran Group is listing the property, but the firm chose not to release photos nor to confirm the celebrity resident. Limbaugh was not available for comment.

The pad sprawls across nearly 5,000 square feet and two of its terraces overlook Central Park and its famous reservoir.

The pre-war property features a double living room; a wood-paneled library; four terraces; enormous baths; and a maid's room. But it's not for the faint of heart -- or those afraid of a big renovation. The general appearance can be described as, well, ornate, with trompe l'oeil ceilings and mural-covered walls.

Other lavish features include gold leaf moldings, mahogany floors, upholstered walls and an Italian marble foyer.

So what's all that worth? For the tax rolls, the city values the property at $1.56 million and says property would rent for more than $26,000 per month.

Limbaugh, host of "The Rush Limbaugh Show," has been a major voice in the conservative media arena for decades. In 2009, the pundit said he would sell his property after New York governor David Paterson proposed a so-called "millionaire's tax" on residents who make more than $500,000 a year. To top of page


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