Live in Frank Lloyd Wright’s Former Plaza Apartment for $39.5M

Posted On Tue, March 31, 2015 By

Posted On Tue, March 31, 2015 By In Celebrities, Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Starchitecture

Did you know that Frank Lloyd Wright was once a resident of The Plaza? Neither did we! The Post reports that the 4,000-square-foot pad the prolific architect briefly called home has just hit the market for $39.5 million. Wright lived in the corner apartment of the storied building from 1954 to 1959 while he was working on the Guggenheim Museum. The location right by Central Park—and a 30-minute walk from the site of his iconic creation—must certainly have bode well for the architect’s creative juices.

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Inside are four bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths and 13-foot ceilings all throughout. The home was gut-renovated in 2011 by Louis Lisboa of VL Architects, and given a fresh new palette by interior designer Susanna Maggard.

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Some of the updates the design dream team undertook included reducing the master bedroom and opening up the living/dining room to enhance light and views—a move Wright, who strived for the same effect in all his works, surely would have appreciated.

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The unit is one of the most sought-after in the building and was featured in an issue of Architectural Digest last November. The building itself comes with maid and in-room dining services, courtyard, garden roof, deck, health club, and of course a stunning location in the heart of the city.

Want to follow in the footsteps of Wright? Get your checkbook.

[Listing: The Plaza #409 by Marie-Claire Gladstone at The Corcoran Group]

[The Plaza at CityRealty]

[Via NYP]

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