To us, the stars of the recently concluded season of Real Housewives of New York City weren't the housewives, but rather, the two gut renovations that took up a heck of a lot of screen time. The macabre makeover of Simon van Kempen's and Alex McCord's Cobble Hill townhouse generated a lot of chatter (at least in our regular Real Housewives screening parties?whoops, embarrassing disclosure!), but the winner in terms of sheer over-the-topness was the chandeliers-and-sea-greens transformation Jill Zarin and her clingy decorator sidekick put her Sutton Placeish condo through. What would happen if the Zarins ever decided to sell such an individually-tailored, er, masterpiece? We're about to find out!
Page Six reports that the 3BR, 3.5BA "famously over-decorated" condo has hit the market for $3.2 million, or just over $1,600 per square foot. This may seem like a curious time to list a multi-million-dollar apartment, but maybe Zarin realizes that while the market is low, her fame is at an all-time high. "Reality Housewife's elegant home hits the market," the not-so-subtle listing begins, before plugging the family's LES shop Zarin Fabrics in the next sentence. The apartment is on the 30th floor of Bridge Tower Place at 401 East 60th Street, right near the Queensborough Bride. There's a lot of competition in the building, but once buyers check out the absolutely staggering before-and-after photo essay in Traditional Home, how will they resist?
· 'Housewife Puts Apartment on Market' [Page Six]
· Listing: 401 East 60th Street [Elliman]
· Real Housewives' Stars Show Off Their Bit of Brooklyn [Curbed]