The New York Observer declares Steve Murphy ensconced at Christie’s announcing the $8.8m sale of the CEOs former New York home:
city records show that Mr. Murphy and wife Ann Pleshette Murphy, the self-professed “America’s Favorite Parenting Expert,” have just sold their Yorkville townhouse for $8.8 million. The couple list London as their primary address.
The ex-pats put the home, located at 422 East 85th Street, on the market last June, just over a year after Mr. Murphy was unexpectedly took the throne at Christie’s. It seems things have worked out, with Mr. Murphy boasting record sales at the auction house and Ms. Murphy posting regularly on her parenting blog about time outs, separation anxiety and hot cocoa.
The home appreciated as much as a good Warhol, sold for almost six times the $1.5 million the couple paid in 1995, according to city records. Still, the place went for less than the $10 million the Murphys originally sought.