BUYER: Gayle King
LOCATION: East 57th Street, New York, NY
SIZE: 2,530 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms
YOUR MAMAS NOTES: This morning we awoke to some interesting news in Braden Keil's Gimme Shelter column in the New York Post. The exceedingly well connected celebrity real estate gossip reports that his sources have whispered to him that long time Connecticut resident and Oprah Winfrey best buddy Gayle King purchased the penthouse at Place 57 located on East 57th Street deep in the heart of Midtown Manhattan.
According to the Place 57 website, the 3 bedroom 3.5 bathroom penthouse unit measures 2,538 square feet with a generous 768 square foot south and west facing terrace. Although we would never want to live on 57th Street, Your Mama would take a bullet for a terrace like that.
Your Mama rather likes the layout of this particular penthouse with it glass wrapped kitchen, dual fireplaces and a master suite sufficiently separate from the rest of the living space. We don't love that one must cross the dining room to get to the living room from the front door, but we imagine that's not an issue once you're physically in the space.
The biggest concern we have about this floor plan is the terlit and bidet set up in the master bathroom. Your Mama loves a bidet and we adore poopers that have been segmented off from the main area of the bathroom. However, Your Mama hopes that little cave has some serious ventilation, because Gayle King's shit stinks too. You know what we're saying?
Anyhoo, press material for the dee-luxe and not yet completed building indicates that the fitness facility will feature Baccarat crystal lighting, which is really quite lovely because let's be honest, who does not want to work out under a very expensive crystal chandelier? Baccarat crystal accoutrement will also be featured in the lobby, the lounge, and in an outdoor space called the "Baccarat Crystal Garden," a name which just sounds a little too New Age goes uptown for Your Mama's liking.
Now then, here's what Your Mama really wants to know:
1. We know that Miz King worked 18 years as a television news anchor. We know that she is dee-vorced from a successful attorney. We know she's on Miz Winfrey's payroll as an editor at large (or some such thing), and we know that she hosts a radio show. We know that she'll be paid to do something on her media maven best pal's new OWN television network. Mister Keil reports that he hears Miz King is also buying a large West End Avenue apartment for her adult children. But seriously kids, where does the ladee get all this money that she can afford a $7,400,000 penthouse in Manhattan and an apartment for her children? Yes, we know it's none of Your Mama's beeswax, but we're nosy that way. We can't help it.
2. Will she be selling her house in Connecticut?
3. Which bedroom will The Big O be sleeping when she come to New York for a visit?