August 24th 2010
The New York Observer
CB Richard Ellis Vice Chairman Darcy Stacom has set records for her commercial real estate closings, but, according to city records, the winsome blonde and husband Chris Kraus, a managing director at Jones Lang LaSalle, recently closed a deal of their own: a $4.775 million four-bedroom at 447 East 57th Street. Ms. Stacom, who called herself “a shoemaker with no shoes” in a 2009 intereview with The Real Deal in reference to the fact that she has lived in a midtown rental building for the past two decades, has finally bought herself some kicks.
Purchased from George and Leslie Biddle, the high-floor Sutton Place apartment was originally listed for $4.995 million with Warburg Realty’s Harriet Kaufman and Frederick Peters. The rambling full-floor apartment in “this most desired Rosario Candela building” has four exposures through new Thermopane windows, as well as two wood-burning fireplaces. Each of the four bedrooms boasts its own en suite bath, as does the generous staff area. Indeed, the listing which begins, “SENSATIONAL SUTTON!” can now be changed to “SENSATIONAL STACOM!”