After placing his West Chelsea home on the market just five months ago, it looks like famed photographer David LaChapelle (he’s shot everyone from Madonna to MJ to Leo and Lady Gaga) has made a sale. LaChapelle’s bright beauty at 427 West 21st Street sold for its $2.46 million asking price, providing a pretty tidy profit for the artist who paid just $1.74 million for the space in 2011. According to the Observer, LaChapelle decided to shed the apartment because he now spends most of his time in LA and Hawaii—the latter where he owns a remote 18-acre forest on the island of Maui.
But while LaChapelle enjoys warmer West Coast and island climates, the new buyer of his Chelsea pad should find themselves just as comfortable in his former residence. The one-bedroom home is quite a unique space with plenty of historic details highlighted by lots of light.
The home is located along Chelsea’s seminary block, one of the neighborhood’s leafiest streets. The residence is bright and airy with 12-foot ceilings across its floor-through layout. As it is situated on the parlor floor, there are also lots incredible architectural details within, like hand-carved crown molding, French doors, etched glass door inlays, stained oak floors and medallion-wrapped light fixtures.
The spacious home also has a generous 8-by-14-foot terrace just outside the updated kitchen accessed by windowed bay door.
The bedroom sits at the front of the home facing the street, and also keeps one of the three wood-burning fireplaces.
[427 West 21st Street at CityRealty]
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Neighborhoods : Chelsea