By Ruth Doherty published
An upscale apartment in New York's renowned Hotel Pierre conceptualised by the Queen's nephew David Linley and interior designer Anouska Hempel has gone on sale for $15.75 million.
The interiors ooze grandeur and timeless elegance and there's a wealth of natural light flowing in from oversized windows in every room.
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The custom-designed millwork by David Linley includes parquet floors, closets, book shelves, doors, panelling, boiserie, and crown moulding using ebony that was then finished with added black polish.
The apartment has two bedrooms and two bathrooms, with the master bedroom boasting park and skyline views. It also has an ensuite renovated into a striking black and white marbled Art Deco space for a true statement.
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The vestibule opens to an elegant gallery that circulates between the two bedrooms and the grand entertaining space with wood burning fireplace and gorgeous park views.
The stylish dining room leads one to a large kitchen, a private home office and powder room.
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Built in 1928, the Pierre was designed by Schultze and Weaver. The 44-storey structure is set back from Fifth Avenue, 500 feet above 61st Street, and is topped with a mansard-style copper roof.
The Pierre was once owned by John Paul Getty, who bought it in 1938 and turned it into a cooperative in 1959. The building underwent a $100 million renovation in 2005 and is now a luxury hotel and residence managed by Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces.
Residence owners get to enjoy all the luxurious spoils, including access to all hotel services, including 24-hour concierge, twice-daily maid service, spa and fitness centre, and fine dining restaurants and bars.
The beautiful property is listed with Christie's International Real Estate.
Who is David Linley?
David Linley, full name David Albert Charles Armstrong-Jones, also known as Viscount Linley and the 2nd Earl of Snowdon, is the Queen's nephew and a high-profile furniture designer with two London stores. He is the first son of Princess Margaret and Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon.
The David Linley Furniture Limited (now known as Linley), makes bespoke furniture, upholstery, and interior design products known for their neoclassical appearance and use of inlaid woods.
Ruth Doherty is an interiors writer who has worked for Homes & Gardens and Ideal Home magazines among many others.
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