Bette Midler and her husband, performance artist Martin von Haselberg, have found a buyer for their Manhattan penthouse, more than a year after putting it on the market for $50 million, according to a person familiar with the deal.
The deal was marked as closed as of April 14 on the website of listing agent John Burger of Brown Harris Stevens. Mr. Burger declined to comment.
If the closing price came close to Ms. Midler’s ask, the deal would be among the largest closed in Manhattan since the Covid-19 crisis began.
Ms. Midler and Mr. von Haselberg have owned the prewar co-op at 1125 Fifth Avenue since the 1990s, records show. Their 14-room penthouse occupies the top three floors of the Carnegie Hill building, with views over Central Park, the reservoir and the Manhattan skyline.
The six-bedroom apartment is about 7,000 square feet and has 3,000 square feet of landscaped terraces off the living room, dining room and library, according to the listing. A private elevator opens onto a gallery, which leads into a 70-foot-long entertaining space with a double-sized living room, a dining room and an eat-in kitchen. On the top floor of the penthouse, a library has 13-foot ceilings, a wood-burning fireplace and floor-to-ceiling bookcases.
The building dates to the 1920s, when it was designed in Neo-Renaissance style by architect Emery Roth.
A spokesperson for Ms. Midler couldn’t immediately be reached for comment. The identity of the purchaser, who was represented by Wendy Greenbaum of Warburg Realty, couldn’t be determined. Ms. Greenbaum declined to comment.