It certainly is the season for international soccer stars to get in on the NYC real estate game. First, hunky player Cristiano Ronaldo bought an $18.5 million loft at Trump Tower shortly after it was rumored that he’d be moving from Real Madrid and the Portuguese national team to the MLS (the United States soccer league). Then just ten days later, Italian player Andrea Pirlo scoped out a $29,995/month penthouse at 205 East 59th Street, as he had recently joined the New York City Football Club. And now, the Post reports that English footballer Frank Lampard was seen checking out a $52,000/month pad at 15 Central Park West.
Lampard, often considered one of the greatest midfielders of his generation, is the all-time leading goalscorer for Chelsea. As of this year, he signed a two-year contract with the New York City Football Club, so it makes perfect sense why he’s now house hunting. He reportedly looked at the 2,761-square-foot apartment with his fiancée, Northern Irish broadcaster Christine Bleakley.
The large loft, which is the highest available rental unit in the Robert A.M. Stern-designed building, comes furnished and designed by David Mann of MR Architecture + Decor. The three-bedroom home has an impressive 40 feet of Central Park views, as well as high-tech offerings such as two hidden flat-screen televisions, automatic shades, and temperature controls for each room.
If Lampard and Bleakley decide to take the loft they’ll have access to all of 15 Central Park West’s amenities, including its private in-house restaurant with butler service, 14,000-square-foot fitness center with 75-foot-long swimming pool, and on-site parking.
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