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.
$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.
Maybe Nancy Pelosi has stolen enough taxpayer money to buy it.
Well New York, there goes more tax revenue!
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.
The general appearance can be described as, well, ornate, with trompe l'oeil ceilings and mural-covered walls
In other words: TACKY, just like it's owner. Do tell.
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.
Taking his taxes and going home! Good luck the rest of you there, you'll need it.
$14M condo eh? Sounds like a spokesperson for the average American.
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.
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.
$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!
I am so upset. I thought Rush was one of us regular people. I bet the bathroom or closet is bigger than my trailer.
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.
Well liberals, you have gone over your annual allotment of hatred. I'm going to have to charge you extra!
Hazmat team to the bathroom – STAT!
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?
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??
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!!
He's leaving because the neighborhood sucks. In addition to the city tax collector.
The jealousy from the commies on this site is priceless.
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.
To whomever buys this "ornate" (gawdy) penthouse: call a priest and have it exercised! The place is possessed!
And how much to pesticide it?
How much of that 14 million will go to fumigate it?
Amazing, he finally going back into the wood. Hooray! NYC.
Just goes to show: Money can't buy class or taste.