The Real Deal New York

A taste of Versailles on Fifth Avenue

An opulent renovated unit in 1215 Fifth is asking $10 million

March 28, 2015 05:00PM

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Interior designer Howard Slatkin transformed a 1920s Museum Mile apartment into a mini Versailles. Now, the opulent abode has hit the market, asking $10 million.

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Known as Brisbane House, the 16-story building, at 1215 Fifth Ave., was originally developed by Hearst newspaper columnist Arthur Brisbane. Brisbane kept the triplex penthouse himself, according to the New York Times.

Slatkin purchased part of the original triplex 20 years ago and started a 33-month gut renovation, transforming it into what the Times calls a “Versailles-worthy showplace.”

“Aside from the design and detail of every wall, floor, ceiling and door, what makes the apartment priceless is that all the money in the world could not replicate it,” listings broker Nikki Field of Sotheby’s International Realty, said.[NYT] Christopher Cameron

  • Guest

    I’ve been freelancing at home for some time now, by completing some basic jobs which only requires from you a computer and access to internet and I couldn’t be happier… After 6 months on this job and i earned total of 36,000 bucks… Basicly i make 80 dollars each hour and work for 3-4 hrs most of the days.And the best part about this job is that you can determine your own working hours and you get a paycheck at the end of every week. -> Freelance work opportunity! <-

  • aztec69

    So much money, so little taste. Absolutely a ghastly project. My sympathy is with the cleaning lady.

    • BH

      Share with us what you would have done?

  • Char4Dew

    Stunning, I could never live in it. I wonder who will pay to live in this?

  • aztec69

    First, I would have called the appraisers from Christie’s and Sotheby’s. Second, I would have scheduled a sale. In fact, probably several of them. Third I would gone off to Paris and spent a few weeks seeing how Coco, or Celine, or the Peninsula did it. Too much foo foo is just that too — too much of anything, even something good, is still too much. Well, unless you’re Dorthy Draper, of course.

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