After spending a week in NYC for the New York International Gift Fair showing the COCOCOZY collection to press and buyers, I've decided I could definitely live in New York...my problem is that I think I could definitely live in New York leading a very glitzy life.
During the week after being on our feet all day, we had dinners at Locanda Verde, drinks at the Carlyle Hotel's Bemelman Bar, dinner at Balthzar and were whisked around in a gorgeous Mercedes AMG 65 by my sister's driver KL (for some reason on the fourth day we were there and when my sister arrived to town, KL the driver, switched from driving us around in a normal Toyota van to this oh so fancy car (he says there are only 7 of them in the city))! It was quite a nice...we were so exhausted after working all day...it was a much needed treat to be spoiled just a bit.
So all of this whisking made me think...I could live in New York if I lived "a certain way". Hence this post...with a $25 million dollar Park Avenue penthouse apartment.
Not quite clear how big this apartment is all I know is that it is listed by Sotheby's International Realty for $25 million! 25 MILLION DOLLARS??? Oh my my my.
5 bedrooms, 5 baths in a prewar Park Avenue building with views of Manhattan from all sides. Here's how Sotheby's describes this listing:
"A dramatic marble gallery leads to a large living room with fireplace, a dining room with bar/butler's pantry, a fully equipped media room, full bath & office/guestroom. Access the large entertaining/dining terrace from every room. Large solarium style gourmet eat-in kitchen with staffroom/bath and laundry rooms. Family room leads to a master suite with luxurious bath, fireplace, and private terrace. Bedroom wing also include 3 large bedrooms with terraces and two baths. Creston system for automated climate control, humidification, shades, lighting and audio visual equipment, three private elevator landings, custom Euro-windows/doors and skylights, wide plank white oak floors, Venetian plaster walls, large closets and 10 foot ceilings"
Hmmm....I think this would work for me...I think...
|Black lacquer den with red velvet upholstered sofa and club chairs - very New York!(above)|
|Love the graphic rug in this room that appears to be a study or home office of some sort. (above)|
|An oval window and a fireplace in the master bedroom! (above)|
Would of course do some tweaking with the decor and put my own stamp on the place...but if someone wanted to give me this apartment...I certainly would not refuse it!
What do you think? Would you take it or leave it? Yes to penthouse living in New York or would you stay where you are?
I would say though...I just got home last night from two weeks of traveling. To my surprise, I was actually thrilled to see my little tiny humble cottage in the Hollywood Hills...if you can believe it was just as lovely to me as this apartment. I am always complaining about the size of my house but after two weeks away, I was very happy to be home...home sweet home as they say.