Katie Couric Buys $12 Million Dollar Condo

While Yahoo is firing staff left and right, the company's Global Anchor (whatever that is?) seems to be doing just fine. 

Word is that Couric and her husband bought an apartment on the entire 10th floor of 151 East 78th Street, a new limestone and brick condominium on the Upper East Side. At $12,168,087.50, the transaction was one of the most expensive sales of the week, according to city records.

Monthly carrying charges total $8,236.

Ms. Couric’s new home on 78th Street, near Lexington Avenue, has four bedrooms and five baths, plus a library that could easily be converted into another bedroom, spread over 3,966 square feet. The king-size master suite occupies a large portion of the apartment’s private bedroom wing on the north end, and features walk-in closets and a spalike bath with radiant heated floors, a private water closet and an eight-jet steam shower with a bench.

The apartment is entered through a central private elevator landing, leading to a marble-clad gallery that opens to the entertaining rooms on the south end. Parisian-style mahogany double-hung windows stretching from floor to ceiling deliver ample sunlight. Other architectural highlights include a chevron-pattern quarter-sawn oak floor that runs throughout the library and the living and dining rooms, and double pocket doors connecting the dining room to the windowed eat-in kitchen.

Excuse me, I'm now going to heat up some pop tarts in my 15 year old toaster. 

H/T NY Times