There’s no shortage of great design here in New York City, which is why finding an apartment that is truly unique is easier said than done. For those of you who want to invest your money in something completely one-of-a-kind, look no further; this stunning two-bedroom, located at 15 West 81st Street, is a diamond in the so-called real estate rough.
Outfitted by acclaimed interior designer Miles Redd, this apartment has been meticulously renovated and subsequently covered in multiple design publications including The Big Book of Chic and House Beautiful. The home is currently listed at $2.8 million, and in addition to its beautiful interior, this price tag includes the ideal location near Central Park and the Museum of Natural History.
From the moment one enters the space it’s apparent that no detail has been overlooked. The walls of the entryway are flanked with beautifully hand painted De Gournay wall coverings, and the original herringbone floors lead the eye through the space with hand-stained zebra patterning.
The living room is enveloped by deep blue lacquered walls, an aesthetic decision that Redd explains: “We used a moody color because of the way it reflects light. It doesn’t look dark so much as rich.” Three large windows elegantly line the living room wall adjacent to the street, allowing sunlight to flood the interior during day, and the room’s perfectly proportioned rectangular shape makes it an ideal space for entertaining.
Beyond the living room, a hallway leads to the master bedroom, complete with two walk-in closets and floor-to-ceiling windows. The walls and trim in this room are expertly decorated with hand-painted horn and ivory by Agustin Hurtado.
In the second bedroom, which is currently configured as an office, the walls have a natural cork wallpaper. Both bedrooms have en-suite baths featuring travertine and marble, Waterworks fixtures, and radiant heat floors.
The vibrant green kitchen is a true show stopper. It features lacquered custom cabinetry and stainless steel countertops, as well as Miele, Sub-Zero, and Wolf appliances.
High-fashion and luxury can be a big part living in New York City, and this glamorous piece of property in no way falls short of the hype. The co-op is currently owned by Tom Mendenhall, the COO/EVP of Tom Ford; and James Scully, a top fashion casting director.
[via City Realty]
Photos courtesy of the Corcoran Group
Neighborhoods : Upper West Side