If this apartment looks like a four-bedroom, five-bathroom, all-wacky homage to interior designer Christopher Hyland, that's because...it belongs to Christopher Hyland. As the listing puts it, #12X in the swanky Chelsea Mercantile is "a meticulous and uncompromising vision applied exclusively to a single 12-room apartment." That vision seems to involve fitting the entire history of world architecture into 4,000 square feet: Greek friezes! Gothic kitchen! Renaissance arches! Dizzying? Then better sit down before reading the price, a whopper at $22.45 million, or $5,612/square foot. (Though that might not seem like so much to Marc Jacobs, who's paying $15,000/month for his penthouse rental in the building.) And don't even think of remodeling!
· Listing: 252 Seventh Avenue, #12X [Core]
· Official website: Christopher Hyland [christopherhyland.com]
· Chelsea Mercantile coverage [Curbed]