Billionaire couple Gary and Karen Winnick ask $4.45M for NYC pied-à-terre

Billionaire Gary Winnick and his wife, the artist and author Karen Winnick, have listed their Sherry-Netherland hotel pied-à-terre for $4.45 with a new co-broker — down from its $6 million ask last year.

That’s small change for the Winnicks, who have also listed their Los Angeles mansion in Bel-Air, Casa Encantada, for a sky-high $250 million. The Winnicks bought that 1930s property, once owned by the late hotelier Conrad Hilton, for $94 million in 2000.

Meanwhile, the charming, Charles Gwathmey-designed two-bedroom, two-bath Upper East Side home at 781 Fifth Ave. is 2,000 square feet.

The unit is on the 20th floor — two levels above the full-floor pad with a wrap terrace whose ownership is linked to jailed Chinese fraudster and Steve Bannon business partner, Miles Kwok, otherwise known as Guo Wengui (among other names), who last asked $32.5 million for his unit. A fire broke out in that apartment — sources told Gimme Shelter it was likely started remotely — shortly after his arrest in the building in March. While the fire caused damage to other units, as well, the homes above the Guo residence were untouched.

Winnick bought his apartment in the landmarked Art Deco building in the 1990s, says Nest Seekers’ Shawn Elliott, who shares the listing with the firm’s John Carbone — and with co-listing brokers Michael Lorber and Eric “Rick” Friedberg of Douglas Elliman.

Past and present residents of the building have included David Bowie, Diana Ross, Barbra Streisand, George Burns, Jack Warner, Charlie Rose and Francis Ford Coppola.

This co-op, which comes with a hefty $21,616 monthly maintenance fee, boasts stellar views of Central Park and the city skyline. The home opens to a hallway that leads to a corner living room with a wet bar, a dining solarium, and a wraparound terrace facing Fifth Avenue and Central Park.

A main bedroom comes with a dressing area and an onyx bath, while a second bedroom — including an ensuite bathroom and custom wood paneling — doubles as a home office or a library.

The home also features a kitchen with a curved banquette and lots of custom millwork, storage and built-ins.

Design details additionally include hardwood floors, high ceilings and designer lighting.

The 38-story building, designed by Schultze & Weaver in 1927, was developed by Louis Sherry and Lucius Boomer.

It features a 24-hour concierge service, doormen, a gym and daily housekeeping, along with room service from Harry Cipriani Restaurant on the main floor.

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