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Marilyn Monroe Slept here....

We are very excited about the completion of our latest project in Manhattan. We performed the interior contracting work for this gorgeous penthouse apartment designed by renowned Interior Designer, Philip Thomas.

Dearest Marilyn slept here in her NYC apartment with her husband, Playwright Arthur Miller 

Dearest Marilyn slept here in her NYC apartment with her husband, Playwright Arthur Miller 

The sheer grandeur of this apartment rich in history had a humbling effect on us.  The stories emanating from the walls conjure up laughter, flirting, fantastic dinner parties with the rich & famous of the recent past.  While working, we imagined standing where dear Marilyn, Cary, Bill or the Duke once sipped champagne.

 Fashion Icon Bill Blass owned the apartment in the 1970’s.  Mr. Blass entertained amazing icons in this apartment including Cary Grant and the Duke & Duchess of Windsor. Bill dressed world famous women Jackie Kennedy, Nancy Reagan, Marlene Dietrich, to name a few.   

Marilyn Monroe moved to this Sutton Place apartment with playwright Arthur Miller after they married in the late '50s.  Mr. Miller wrote the final draft of "The Misfits” here— which turned out to be Monroe's last film.

If Bill & Marilyn weren’t enough to pique your interest, singer Bobby Short and, most recently, a Swedish princess, all have taken up residence in this glorious space.

On the market for $6.75 million, the real estate listing intoxicates us with the feature and design highlights that will mesmerize even the most seasoned:

·        For an asking price of $6.75 million, those interested in scooping up the 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartment can expect heated floors, a modern kitchen with a breakfast bar, and a solarium in the guest bedroom

The Guest Bedroom 

The Guest Bedroom 

·        THE MASTER BEDROOM features a dressing room/office, a private terrace and a bathroom with a soaking tub, radiant heat floors and a multi-jet shower.  

·        THE GUEST BEDROOM offers a floor-to-ceiling window which guarantees the best view possible for guests.

·        Inside are two wood-burning fireplaces for staying toasty on colder days.

·        THE LIVING ROOM - You enter the apartment via an elevator that's attended 24/7, and then walk into this stunning space featuring a fireplace, expansive windows, and polished hardwood floors.

Amazing East River View

Amazing East River View

·        This prewar pad offers a stunning view of the East River and 59th Street Bridge 

·        A fabulous 3000 sq ft terrace for outdoor entertaining. or just relaxing with a view toward the East River

3000 Sq feet of amazing terrace space

3000 Sq feet of amazing terrace space

All in all, quite a swanky pad! Oh the stories in stone that goes unspoken… 

http://www.architecturaldigest.com/gallery/marilyn-monroe-bill-blass-new-york-penthouse

Elegant living room with fireplace 

Elegant living room with fireplace