The benevolent dictator of pop herself, one Madonna Ciccone, has listed her 6,000-square-foot digs on NYC's Central Park West for $23.5M. While the singer seems to take no issue with possessing several multimillion-dollar abodes at once—she owns a French chateau-style manse in Beverly Hills and 20-plus acres in the Hamptons, after all—it does make sense, even for somebody as mega-rich as Madge herself, to list a place where maintenance runs $11,774 a month. Then there's the minor issue of the neighbors, who once complained about Madonna's loud music and her dancing "around so loudly that the apartment above would shake." But somehow it seems suspect that personal beefs influenced a move; and who dares doth protest this woman's dancing, anyway? More likely is the fact that Madonna already owns—and has decamped to—her other Manhattan property: a gated mansion across town. This co-op here has been vacant and is listed for the first time.
The 5th- and 6th-floor duplex with five wood-burning fireplaces and 110 feet of Central Park frontage is the very same abode that Architectural Digest dubbed a "low-key yet glamorous sanctuary" in a 1991 feature. The interiors, designed by younger brother and "most-trusted confidant" Christopher Ciccone, boast a classic Art Deco feel, once stuffed with works by the likes of Salvador Dalí, Tamara de Lempicka, Fernand Léger, and Picasso. The brokerbabble brags about "endless closet space"—really, endless?—"eight sumptuous baths," and a windowed library/dining room. See the listing photos, plus some images from the AD feature, above.