Friday, March 07, 2008

Friday's Real Estate Porn

Wow, I wish I had $3.6 MM for this apartment of Betsey Johnson's.




According to the Corcoran site:

This stylish Gold Coast penthouse duplex loft is the New York residence of a famed fashion designer whose underlying respect for classics always has an irreverent edge and sense of fun... A lavishly presented confection of fifties Hollywood glamour trimmed in lace, velvet, and gold tassels, beneath the signature pink paint and fabulously frou-frou furnishings is a home with unique character and great bones:

Oversize windows (four exposures) with priceless views across Fifth Avenue over church spires and West Village rooftops to Jersey, stunning ebonized floors, beamed ceiling, crown moldings, a floating stairway past a glass brick wall up to the private roof deck, and a spacious bath with claw foot tub and that wonderful, slightly loopy Old World plumbing reminiscent of a suite at the Ritz. Space and location are highly coveted; there's approximately 1,000sf of outdoor space for landscaping, entertaining, and enjoying dramatic sunsets overlooking Fifth Avenue at 12th Street, one of the City's favorite locations, perfect for access to Downtown restaurants, Union Square Farmers' Market, nightlife, galleries - - Chelsea, the Village, Soho - - as well as Uptown destinations. Like a Parisian artist's garret with space, light, and views, this unique New York home suggests a lifestyle at once laid back and elegant!


Seriously, I would want to buy the furniture and everything. I wouldn't even change it, although after awhile I think it would be like living in a giant bottle of Pepto Bismol.

6 comments:

Amanda McCabe said...

I love this, too! Total fabulosity. :) I think I might keep some of the pink, and repaint a room or two. Just to get away when needed.

Elizabeth Kerri Mahon said...

I know isn't it fantastic! I know its only 4 rooms but I'm sure that she's upgraded the bathroom and the kitchen. I just loved the feminine look of the apartment.

Kwana said...

I can't belive I love that crazy pink apartment but I do. Thanks!

Elizabeth Kerri Mahon said...

Your welcome Kwana!

Charlie Horse said...

Ah Real Estate Porn. I couldn't take having my nose pressed up against the window in Manhattan anymore. Dallas may not be New York but at least now I can buy a nice spread at a bargain rate :)

Elizabeth Kerri Mahon said...

Lucky you, Charlie. Welcome back. I hope you are turning the heads of all those Mary Kay ladies down in Big D, little A, double L, AS. I personally love to live vicariously through the garish apartments of the rich and famous.