A taste of Versailles on Fifth Avenue

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

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

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