Texas racehorse owner Susie Mackie sold her posh Manhattan maisonette at 960 Fifth Ave. for its last asking price of $3.49 million last month.
That’s the Rosario Candela-designed building where billionaire cosmetics heiress/businesswoman Aerin Lauder bought a $47 million apartment last fall.
Mackie’s one-bedroom, 1½-bathroom maisonette had previously been owned by Patricia Altschul, of Bravo’s “Southern Charm,” and before that, by Sister Parish, the designer/socialite who famously decorated the Kennedy White House.
“My lawyer said it was her last in-person closing before COVID-19 hit home,” said Dolly Lenz, of Dolly Lenz Real Estate, who has repped the prewar co-op since it first hit the market for $4.99 million in April of 2019.
The light-filled maisonette has high ceilings and lots of custom woodwork, including a wood paneled study. There’s a large foyer, a dining room, a living room with views of Fifth Avenue and Central Park, and a chef’s kitchen with hand-painted cabinets installed by Sister Parish.
The buyer, we hear, is Ronald Rosner, of Florida.
After the March closing, Mackie asked her listing agents, masked superbrokers Dolly and Jenny Lenz, of Dolly Lenz Real Estate, to supervise the move, performed with care by Scanio movers.
As COVID-19 ravaged the city, the mother-daughter broker duo donned face masks and gloves and spent three days supervising the move of around “$10 million” worth of antiques, rugs and chandeliers straight to Mackie’s Tennessee home.
“Susan asked if we could handle the entire move for her, soup to nuts, because she isn’t from New York City. And we said yes, we would be delighted. We organized the mover. It was a big move, with so many beautiful things — antiques, $350,000 chandeliers, a crazy amount of furniture. We stayed there with masks and gloves and organized the whole thing. We emptied the property, and made sure it was ready for the inspection,” Dolly Lenz adds.
Still, there are some things the top broker said she is not willing to do. While wealthy clients are “begging” her to show properties during COVID-19, she won’t do it because brokers are no longer allowed to physically show properties during the pandemic.
“I have had buyers beg me to take them out to look at properties because they are going through a divorce or have to be out. But I can’t do it, or I will lose my license,” she says.
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