Lester Holt, the anchor of NBC Nightly News and Dateline, recently listed his Flatiron/North Madison apartment in New York City for sale. Carol Hagen Holt, Holt’s wife, and Joann Wasserman are co-listing agents with Town Residential for this perfectly located apartment in this iconic building.
Holt and his family of two children bought this unit in 2003. They have done substantial remodeling to this 2,168 square foot apartment as the 3 bedroom 2.5 bath unit now sports a private outdoor terrace, 11 foot ceilings, a floor to ceiling marble master bath, french doors, multiple book shelves in multiple rooms and newly installed state of the art kitchen and laundry appliances.
It’s no surprise that the intellectually gifted Holt has embraced and invited smart technology into his home. Window treatments open and close throughout the apartment with the flip of remote control applications and a tap of smartphones. It was surprising, however, upon seeing a standing bass viol in the living room to learn that Holt is, and has been for years, an active musician. He plays the bass guitar as well as the standing bass. (Making Music magazine recently featured Holt in a profile article specifically about his music making.) The hardwood flooring throughout the apartment make the entire space acoustically alive to his and others’ music.
Built in 1900, this apartment sits on the corner of Madison Avenue with a perfect northern view of Madison Square Park and the historic Flatbush Building. The unit has unimpeded park views from its oversized south facing windows. Each room of the apartment has the luxury of these oversized windows to capture natural sunlit throughout the living spaces. The sprawling great room living space fluidly melds the living and dining room areas.
Classically designed yet casually appointed, this NoMad apartment is well suited for any one wanting to live beautifully in an ideally located building within one of the most vibrant cities in the world.