Sting Sells Central Park Duplex

Sting's 88 Central Park West lair went into contract after being on and off the market since 2006. The duplex is listed with Halstead Property at $19 million and includes five bedrooms, five bathrooms, 23 closets and 6,600 square feet. The former Police frontman originally bought the pad from Billy Joel in the '80s, after Joel converted two apartments into the current two-story co-op.

Listed as newly renovated, the co-op features some touches that only true rock-star types could dream up (or find sexy). Who's down for an all-red master bedroom?

Gawker was kind enough to remind us of Sting and his wife's rumored affinity for tantric sex. This, of course, would easily explain the bedroom's crimson walls, red and gold embroidered fabric ceiling and the inclusion of an erotic set of Helmut Newton prints.

Then again, Sting's daughter, Coco Sumner told the Daily News in 2009 that her father's naughty reputation was just a joke (which ended up spreading like West Nile virus). And certainly this could explain why the rest of the duplex is all classic and cush and family-chic. What sex doctor buys his kinky nurse a place with an eat-in country kitchen that boasts wood cabinets, coral walls and a prep kitchen with a butler's pantry? Who knows these days!

What we are certain of is that this place is rich in detail. It includes "french doors with original glass Transoms, a grand staircase, over-sized windows, 11-foot ceilings and pristine parquet floors with mahogany inlay," says the listing. We'd also like to mention the marble bath, a sprawling library, private elevator and stunning views of Central Park.

This building is popular among high-profile co-op buyers. Also known as The Brentmore, 88 Central Park West has reportedly been the home of Robert De Niro and wife Grace Hightower. The duo is said to have be moving up to a 15-room duplex in the beaux-arts building for $20.9 million.

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