A penthouse that was once owned by Britney Spears and Cher is on the market for $6.995 million. The apartment is located in The Silk Building – one of the only full-service lofts conversion buildings in Noho.
The Silk Building, which dates back to 1908, is one of New York’s most prestigious residential structures – and the penthouse is one of the world’s best homes.
Naturally, therefore, this penthouse has attracted a host of celebrity owners, including singer Cher who was the first owner. She purchased the unit after the building’s transition to residences and lived there until 1990, when she sold it to entrepreneur Russell Simmons for $1.6 million.
Musician Keith Richards also once lived in the Silk Building – where he owned two floors and a recording studio.
Grammy-winning singer Britney Spears, who is best known for her songs Toxic and Gimme More, later purchased the penthouse and lived there for four years. She combined two units to create the apartment as you see it today: a 3,785 square foot home with four bedrooms, a kitchen, and a grand living space.
The penthouse is now a trove of contemporary decorating ideas that bring a sense of Scandinavia to Manhattan.
The home has a primarily white color scheme that flows from the entryway to the main living space, bedrooms, and a marble bathroom. There is a curated selection of houseplants, artworks, and vibrant textiles that bring the right amount of color to the neutral-hued space.
The main space has also reset living room rug ideas with its statement floor covering that interrupts the white and wooden tones – and acts as a focal point whilst complimenting the cream furnishings.
The apartment’s architecture pays homage to its century-old heritage – and its vibrant Noho postcode with its tall ceilings and wooden fireplaces that are around the home. There is also a secret wet bar in the primary suite. The kitchen exhibits subway tiles alongside book-matched marble that matches the en-suite.
Beyond these chic interiors, the penthouse epitomizes urban garden ideas with its 400-square-foot outdoor terrace that is decorated with gray furnishings and fairy lights. This space includes views over Greenwich Village and the Empire State Building, naturally.
Ian Slater of Compass currently holds the $6.995 million listing. Photos courtesy of TopTenRealEstateDeals.com.
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Megan is the Head of Celebrity Style News at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes, before becoming H&G's News Editor in April 2022. She now leads the Celebrity/ News team. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.
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