March 3rd, 2010
12:58 PM ET
5 years ago

Rush Limbaugh wants $14 million for his NYC penthouse

 Rush Limbaugh has placed his posh NYC penthouse up for sale
Rush Limbaugh has placed his posh NYC penthouse up for sale

New York (CNNMoney.com) - Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh is saying adios to the Big Apple and selling his Fifth Avenue penthouse for almost $14 million.

Limbaugh bought the 10-room condo at 1049 Fifth Ave. in 1994 under the name of R H Trust, according to city property documents. The pad sprawls across nearly 5,000 square feet and two of its terraces overlook Central Park and its famous reservoir.

The pre-war property features a double living room; a wood-paneled library; four terraces; enormous baths; and a maid's room. But it's not for the faint of heart - or those afraid of a big renovation. The general appearance can be described as, well, ornate, with trompe l'oeil ceilings and mural-covered walls.

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  1. mntx

    $14 Million is actually a bargain. Joan Rivers sold her place across the street, almost identical size, description, and bedrooms for $25 Million. Bill Clinton's digs he 'rents', also on Fifth is valued at around $20 Million.

    March 3, 2010 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  2. Ken

    Maybe Nancy Pelosi has stolen enough taxpayer money to buy it.

    March 3, 2010 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  3. Chad from Tampa

    Well New York, there goes more tax revenue!

    March 3, 2010 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  4. Joe

    Wow. Who knew being an offensive idiot paid so well. No wonder Rush so likes the GOP. He fits in their tax bracket. This is disgusting. For Limbaugh to make a fortune spewing his poison is worse than steroid-taking Major League Baseball players being paid millions to play a game many of us would play for free. To me, it would be justice if Limbaugh were having to live on a fixed income (a Social Security check or unemployment benefits) and Jim Bunning were to hold up his check for awhile.

    March 3, 2010 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  5. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    The general appearance can be described as, well, ornate, with trompe l'oeil ceilings and mural-covered walls
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    In other words: TACKY, just like it's owner. Do tell.

    March 3, 2010 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  6. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    I'd give him $1.98 and nothing more. I don't think that he really needs the money. If he was going to do something charible with the proceeds, I'd think about chipping in to buy; I don't have anywhere close to the money to get it.

    March 3, 2010 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  7. Whoa

    Taking his taxes and going home! Good luck the rest of you there, you'll need it.

    March 3, 2010 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  8. Republicans is smart in the head area

    $14M condo eh? Sounds like a spokesperson for the average American.

    March 3, 2010 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  9. Huge Hypocrites

    Does he think we have all forgotten he is a big script head? Like he isn't anymore? Ya, and I have a bridge to sell ya.

    All these Republicanknuckleheads do their nasty deeds and than they think we all just forget. How about O'Reily, he is another one. Smoking Gun has the court records of all his pervert-ness with his employee's, but, he runs his mouth about others whom had the same issues as himself. Say, David Letterman.

    Then all the Holy freaks, Ted Haggards and such big time Republican and we all know wht he did, and still does, if one isn't in the clouds, they know he is gay.

    Whatever with all you...I wish they'd move to the moon.

    March 3, 2010 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  10. Vinnie DaBlade

    Smart move Rush, you left NY City because of the income taxes, no sense in paying that liberal hole property taxes too. Who knows, maybe Teresa Heinz will buy the place for her hubby John, to go along with the other 7 multi-million $$$ mansions he's got scattered around the world. Or better yet, maybe Mikey Bloomberg will dip into his petty cash and buy the place. Don't worry tho, NYC's filled with rich liberals who don't mind taxes, I'm sure one of them will buy it.

    March 3, 2010 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  11. bess

    $14million for 5,000 sq ft of living space with double Central Park views is a DEAL. Then, with not much money someone can come in and tone the decor down a bit and make it worth 25 million. debt-laden NYC wins twice!

    March 3, 2010 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  12. NC

    I am so upset. I thought Rush was one of us regular people. I bet the bathroom or closet is bigger than my trailer.

    March 3, 2010 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  13. Greg in MO

    Maybe you liberals on here should take a step back and read your moronic posts. Maybe you will understand just how stupid most you really are.

    March 3, 2010 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  14. Steve (the real one)

    Well liberals, you have gone over your annual allotment of hatred. I'm going to have to charge you extra!

    March 3, 2010 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  15. Help Us, Jemus

    Hazmat team to the bathroom – STAT!

    March 3, 2010 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  16. whaley41

    Rogue March 3rd, 2010 2:38 pm ET

    Oooohh!!! Rushster living the good life. Thanks to all the poor, dumb, uneducated, unemployed, racist, redneck Dittoheads. Wonder if Rush will invite them to the house warming?
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    Sounds like you are describing liberals who think Obama has a stash of cash to pay for everything. No cool aid drinker had any idea what Obama stood for when they voted for him. Look at your own morons before you make dumb comments like that!! Would not be a little jealous, now would ya??

    March 3, 2010 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  17. KLS

    Rush is a GOP elitist. Amazing the people who listen and believe everything he says thinks he just a regular person like they are. Oops, they're the same people who thought Bush was just an average rancher from TX. Bush only purchased the ranch a few months prior to running for president and now lives back in Dallas!!

    March 3, 2010 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  18. Rob

    He's leaving because the neighborhood sucks. In addition to the city tax collector.

    March 3, 2010 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  19. KansasGirl

    The jealousy from the commies on this site is priceless.

    March 3, 2010 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  20. Jeff in Virginia

    An important question that nobody has asked: If the city of New York only values this property at $1.5M, then why is it really worth $14M? Somebody should investigate the circumstances of this.

    Actually, perhaps another tactic is appropriate, one that Rush uses all the time...

    I demand proof that Rush did not pay off the assessor. If he did, he is a criminal who owes a ton of money in back-taxes.

    March 3, 2010 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  21. michaelam

    To whomever buys this "ornate" (gawdy) penthouse: call a priest and have it exercised! The place is possessed!

    March 3, 2010 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  22. Michael

    And how much to pesticide it?

    March 3, 2010 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  23. Michael

    How much of that 14 million will go to fumigate it?

    March 3, 2010 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  24. Center left-out

    Amazing, he finally going back into the wood. Hooray! NYC.

    March 3, 2010 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  25. John

    Just goes to show: Money can't buy class or taste.

    March 3, 2010 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
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