Thursday, September 27, 2012

Update: Diddy's Digs

Last week all us celebrity property gossips jawed endlessly over the high-floor, one-bedroom party pad in Midtown Manhattan that rapper-mogul Sean Combs—a.k.a. Puffy Piddle or Diddle Daddy or P. Daddle or whatever—kerplopped on market with a heavy-duty $8,500,000 price tag.

At that time there weren't images included with online listings but we happened to notice today the addition of a treasure trove of jaw-dropping photographs that depict a sassy, supuh-swah-vey pied-a-terre done up pretty much exactly like what Your Mama imagines ordinary, non-VIP club goers imagine the invite-only VIP room of a swank Las Vegas nightclub looks like. Yes? No?

We don't know who's responsible for the chatoyant white lacquer ceilings, the thick, cement-colored wall-to-wall shag carpeting, the cushioned Lucite furniture or the disco ball-inspired column in the living room but it looks to Your Mama like maybe musician turned interior designer Lenny Kravitz done got nightclub-like decorating claws up in there. We're not hatin', we're just sayin'.

Anyhoo, just to recap, the 2,292 square foot spread—set 700-feet above the street with stomach-dropping Central Park and city views and equipped with a state-of-the-art home automation system—was originally designed with 3 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms, but two of the bedrooms were re-purposed into a media lounge with deep, black velvet sofas and a piano room with well-stocked wet bar and a glitzy, Lucite baby grand piano.

Mister Combs, who owns homes in Miami (FL), Alpine (NJ) and East Hampton (NY), acquired the sybaritic aerie in 2005 for $3,820,000 and is (allegedly) on the hunt for a much more substantial piece of the Manhattan residential real estate pie.

listing photos: Prudential Douglas Elliman

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Holy Cow Mama. Your finger must be bleedin' right about now. I hope you are enjoying a nice tall, stiff, gin and tonic. Thank you! I just wanted to comment on all three posts. They are so different styles. I have to say I spent the most time on Phyllis Diller's place. I found it to be the most interesting. What a great gal. I too hope they do not tear her house down.
I know this is personal opinion but I hope this New York apartment was just as you said it was. A party pad. I cannot imagine living and sleeping in there. It just looks sleazy.

Anonymous said...

I would not walk on that rug barefoot...nor sit on the sofa without protection. This is SO predictable, boring, pathetic. May we go back to Diller now?

Anonymous said...

Ok is that big black structure in the living room an aquarium? Awful, just awful, but love the views & the wrap around/corner windows.
I could make it quite livable for me and my 2 cats, once the 'early whorehouse' furniture & carpet are removed.

Anonymous said...

Exactly what we all expected. Tasteless, "new money", predictable, sad.

Candy Spelling said...

His shaggy carpet rather frightens me. One can only imagine what horrors are hidden within those strands! (no, that's not meant to be a pun)

Anonymous said...

All black and white. I wonder if that is how he sees the world.

Anonymous said...

Bitch you know his name, stop calling him a bunch of stupid names, you know his fucking name and the joke isn't funny anymore.

Anonymous said...

No one cares about his name (or him).

Petra's said...

Apparently the penitentiary lets at least one of Paddle Puff's fans use the internet. Who knew?

Anonymous said...

Didn't Vicente Wolf do the interiors? If I recall, he did... and it looks like it...

Anonymous said...

@ 7:40

Really? News flash dip shit Mama said his name. His actual name. All the other idiotic things he has called himself are completely and totally deserving of mockery. Especially because of the fact he changes from one asinine nickname to another. It is funny, and all the funnier because you got your panties in a twist about it.

The apartment has great views and a nice size for the city. It is completely predictable and boring otherwise.

Rosco Mare said...

I like the killer views, the kitchen, the floor plan, and some of y'all will cringe, the wrap-around sofa. That's it.
For $8.5 I'd expect some discreet outdoor space to quietly sneek a doobie, but 66 floors in the air is just too high (no pun intended).

Anonymous said...

pretty views.... and thats all i've got

l'il gay boy said...

The "day-core" forgettable, no outdoor space, and that oddly placed flat-screen (i.e., the "aquarium") simply do not add up to the hefty price tag.

Not to mention the cost of industrial fumigation...

Anonymous said...

Wow, the racism mixed with classism just never stops in Americans. Sad, that you cannot look at the amazing properties posted. And please discover the difference between a comment, an opinion and being blatantly and boldly prejudice.

Anonymous said...

Tasteless new money is about right. The giant bottle of champagne on the floor about sums him and this place up.

Anonymous said...

If a Kennedy would have lived here with this decor... the peeps would be saying 'Modernization of Iconic Family' Lovely embrace of chicnesss. However, New Money gets thrown under the bus as P-Diddy

Anonymous said...

the Kennedy's themselves have crap taste in interior design; so no can't imagine any one agreeing with you for tons of reasons.

Mrs O is excluded from having crap taste and lived from age 0 to the end, in some of the greatest real estate ever built in the usa. included the famous coop her granddad built.

D.M. said...

Great apartment!! But I do agree with some of the poster although some of it may sound bias. Alot of the furniture and decoration seem to be just thrown there to fill in the space. Nonetheless, with the right amount of cash, I'd take that apartment simply for the beautiful view

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Bán căn hộ said...

I like the killer views, the kitchen, the floor plan, and some of the wrap-around sofa. That's it.


Apparently the penitentiary lets at least one of Paddle Puff's fans use the internet. Who knew?