Friday, March 15, 2013

Week End Wrap Up (03.15.13): Chelsea Clinton


NOTE: While Your Mama, The Dr. Cooter, Sister Cooter and Mama Cooter braved the scorching desert heat and watched hour after hour after hour of tennis at the PNB Paribas tennis tournament in Indian Wells (CA) this week there were a number of notable transactions in the celebrity real estate world that we just didn't have time to discuss. Stay tuned while we catch up....

According to the lady property gossip at the New York Post former first daughter Chelsea Clinton and her hedge fund starting husband Marc Mezvinsky have signed on the dotted line to purchase a sprawling $10,500,000 condo crib at The Whitman, a not-yet-finished boutique building in Manhattan's Flatiron District.

The 4,967 square foot family sized apartment has key lock elevator access, a nearly 1,000 square foot open concept loft-like main living space with direct views of Madison Square Park, a picayune (and windowless) media room and an even smaller (and also windowless) office space with attached bathroom. The three guest/family bedrooms open off a—no shit— 120-plus foot long hallway and each has a private (and window-free) bathroom. At 28-plus feet wide the master bedroom located at the tail end of the corridor—more than twice as long as a bowling alley—is plenty large enough for a sitting area and has his and her dressing rooms and bathrooms that share a super-sized glass-walled shower with multiple shower heads.

The $12,255 per month in taxes and common charges will help to cover costs for the full time doormen, refrigerated package room and residents' only fitness facility.

The Clinton-Mezvinsky couple already own a smaller, 19,22 square foot 10th floor apartment in the neighborhood that property records show Mister Mezvinsky scooped up in early 2008, before they were married, for exactly $4,000,000. Your Mama assumes the young, rich, ambitious and well-connected couple will sell the apartment at some point but as far as we know it's not currently on the market.

listing photos and floor plan: Douglas Elliman

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I don't like the layout at all.

Desert Donna said...

I am not sure about the location proximity, but I like the Bruce Willis apartment he purchased from U2 Adam Clayton 100x better...and it was almost 2M less if I recall.

lil' gay boy said...

No too crazy about the layout myself, but I imagine a housebound mother might take to drink on a rainy day with a toddler going up & down the hall on a Big Wheel...

Was wondering about the high monthly charges until I saw this is a rather attractive low-rise building with only 4 units:

http://www.thewhitman.com/

-- now that I could live with.

MarkyMark said...

I was first thinking of this as a "shotgun" condo, but perhaps is more of a "long-range artillery" condo. $10.5 mil and no formal dining room, eeek! With the most tortured master bath layout that I've ever seen.

Anonymous said...

Just think of 120 feet of shelving for books... Love it!!!

Anonymous said...

I must be missing something. I can't understand why the rooms wouldn't have the windows and a lit hallway be on the other side.

Anonymous said...

I was more expecting an announcement that they were splitting up than that they are in contract to buy a bigger apartment. Something seems off about their relationship, but I'm not quite sure what it is. Maybe it's because there were reports soon after they got married that he had quit his job and was spending the winter skiing in Colorado -- without his wife. His father, who was a congressman at one point, ended up going to prison after being convicted of bilking a bunch of people out of a lot money, and it sounded like there might have been some contributing psychological issues. Hope the son didn't inherit. . .

I have some friends who have a long narrow apartment like this in a loft building on lower Fifth. The difference is that it runs back with one whole side fronting on the side street with huge windows all the way back. However, in this case, the building is mid-block and the windows are essentially on air shafts. Wouldn't be my choice if I had 10.5m to spend.

Anonymous said...

To the person who was wondering, Willis's new place is on Central Park West on the Upper West Side and this place is down in the 20's on Madison Square Park, which actually is looking quite beautiful these days after extensive renovations in the last ten years followed by careful upkeep.

luke220 said...

I believe that Chelsea is on the fourth floor. The windows are smaller at this level- and ceilings may not be as tall. I would have opted for 3rd floor, I think.

MamasBoy said...

Not much to like about this one...IMO. 10.5 mil should be a whole lot more fun than this oddball!