House of the Day: Site of Rockefeller and Nixon's Backroom Deal

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One of Manhattan's most storied apartments has hit the market: the former residence of Nelson Rockefeller, who served as Gerald Ford's vice president from 1974 to 1977.

Built in 1926, the co-op is running for $27.5 million. And for such a hefty price tag, it delivers a surprisingly small number of bedrooms: two. There used to be four, but two of them were converted into space for entertaining. But with a shared oversize dressing room and master bath, the two bedrooms, which comprise the "master suite," are as upper-crust as it gets.

The apartment includes a 47-foot-long living room with two fireplaces, a central gallery and a formal dining room. Looking out at Manhattan's skyline, the apartment offers stunning, panoramic views of Central Park through large, west-facing windows.

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According to Zillow.com, the residence also lays claim to a historic backroom deal struck in 1960 between Rockefeller, who'd been running for the Republican presidential nomination, and the leading GOP candidate that year, Richard Nixon. On July 22, Rockefeller invited Nixon there to make a proposal: He would support Nixon's candidacy if Nixon agreed to back one of Rockefeller's broad-sweeping policy agendas. Nixon assented, giving him enough support to clinch the party's nomination.

Kirk Henckels and Jennifer Callahan of Stripling have the listing.

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