There’s no “debating” that NBC Nightly News and Dateline NBC anchor Lester Holt has good taste in real estate, as evidenced by the listing photos for his classy Nomad apartment. The fact that his wife, Carol Hagen-Holt, is one of the listing brokers probably doesn’t hurt either. The Observer first noticed that the couple put the three-bedroom spread at 225 Fifth Avenue on the market for $6.6 million, a far cry from the $3.3 million they bought it for in 2007. It boasts views of Madison Square Park and the Flatiron Building, a private terrace, and a sumptuous mix of furnishings and decor.
Throughout the 2,168-square-foot residence are 11-foot ceilings and oversized windows. The main living space is open to the kitchen, which has bluestone counters, an eat-in island, oak cabinetry, and high-end appliances including a built-in espresso maker.
The master suite has custom closets and an en-suite Calcutta marble bathroom.
The master and two other bedrooms all open to the 48-foot-long terrace that overlooks the building’s courtyard garden. (That’s Holt’s dog seen in the photo).
The building, known as the Grand Madison, is a former showroom that was converted to 109 condos in 2004 (it was also once home to Chelsea Clinton). Amenities include a roof deck and health club.