Thursday, August 25, 2011

SEE THIS HOUSE: $25 MILLION NYC PARK AVENUE PENTHOUSE!

Living room in an apartment with coiffered ceilings, natural grass walls, fireplace, two grey armchairs and a matching sofa, built in bookcases and french doors

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...

Reverse room of an apartment living room with two grey armchairs and double doors

Cococozy Park Avenue Penthouse Apartment real estate listing black and white foyer with a skylight, black and white marble floor, black French doors leading to a patio, and leather benches

Black lacquer den with red velvet sofa chairs with nailhead trim, red and black graphic rug, black french doors and encasement windows, black and gold Roman shades, and a black built in book case
Black lacquer den with red velvet upholstered sofa and club chairs - very New York!(above)

Dining room in an apartment with coffered ceiling, dark wood floors, sputnik starburst chandelier, contemporary print wallpaper, black encasement windows with floor length curtains, dark wood double doors, and a piece of modern art

The white kitchen in an apartment has white cabinet and drawers with long drawer pulls, black counter tops, clear Kartell Lucite purple bar stools, stainless appliances and two pendant lights

Breakfast nook and kitchen in an apartment with banquette seating around a white round table with a piece of modern art. The white kitchen has black counter tops, clear Kartell Lucite purple bar stools and two pendant lights

Living room in an apartment with black floors, a cheetah print rug, natural grass wallpaper, black french doors, black lacquer trim molding, a white sofa, a brown arm chair and a chandelier

Home office or study in an apartment with black floor, blue and white graphic print area rug, blue grey sectional sofa, white wire arm chair, a low coffee table, windows with roll up shades and a black desk with a grey rolling chair
Love the graphic rug in this room that appears to be a study or home office of some sort. (above)

Master bedroom with coffered ceiling, black floor, large white shag rug, white chaise longue, lavender walls, a fireplace, chandelier, built in white cabinets with glass fronts, light brown curtains and oval windows
An oval window and a fireplace in the master bedroom! (above)

white marble master bathroom in an apartment with built in white cabinets, black mirrors and undermount sinks

Colorful kids room in an apartment with lavender walls, a colorful rug, a chartreuse green set of drawers re purposed as a side table, a green Lucite plastic chair at a white desk with a large window, white built in bookcases and a walk in closet

Outdoor terrace with brick floor, potted plants and a view of New York City

floor plan for a NYC Park Avenue penthouse

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.

Happy Thursday!

xo
Coco

12 comments:

  1. I feel the same way as you, coming home makes me always feel like a million dollars.... And seeing this home above a lovely as it is I do not desire anything else.
    But it always amazes me that so much money needs to change hands to get the space....

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  2. I would take it in a heartbeat!<3
    Skylights, a terrace, huge square footage-NYC doesnt get much nicer than this!

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  3. Love it and would move in in a nano-second, I adore city life! There is not all that much I would change!

    xoxo
    Karena

    Art by Karena

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  4. Beautiful home!! I want to live there!

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  5. Yep, count me in! I'll take it too! Wow!

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  6. Definitely it's all about location location location. With $25 millions in my hand, I would rather buy a smaller house in Hawaii, another in Tuscany, and a house in a small town in Colorado called ALMA ... probably with a few millions left in my bank account!! And there is a plus, I won't need to use elevators!! Make me claustrophobic!

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  7. Gorgeous home! Love the furnishings, finishes, and all the beautiful details~ But I completely agree with 'and what now'. I prefer a coastal open air home in the Pacific, a flat in Croatia, and a nice boat house to roam the seas over this listing. With all that said, it is gorgeous no less~
    Xx Brandy

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  8. Yeah i would take it too if it were offered to me. I know my children would love it as well!

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  9. I can't stop looking at this house. If it were possible, I would take it in a heartbeat. I love the city and I love the overall style of the space. Change out a few of the furnishings, rugs, window treatments and wall paper choices and it'd be perfect. I love the silver velvet upholstery in the first photo though. I want to live there now, lol.

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  10. oh my god...this is gorgeous!! i 100% agree with you...i would absolutely love to live in NYC, but i don't know if i could give u p basic things like driving and a backyard...unless ofcourse i lived in a house like this!

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  11. Stunning space. Lots of well planned design. I would, however, love to put my custom stamp on it. That is why I prefer my own little town home with its killer patio... I think I appreciate my space more because it is a direct result of a lot of love and hard work. I would take the space but never abandon my own masterpiece.

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  12. It's a beautiful apartment with lots of great design ideas. I'd like to vacation there but home is were the heart is and my heart is in my families little beach cottage!

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