If at first you don't succeed... well, you know the rest, and so does Tommy Hilfiger. After a 2008 attempt to sell his penthouse atop the Plaza?made of three combined apartments?for $50 million, the fashion mogul and his wife have re-listed the 4BR/4.5BA duplex for $80 million. Five years and a 60 percent markup? Yup, sounds like the record-setting 2013 market. The couple tapped newly independent superbroker Dolly Lenz to represent the 18th and 19th floor apartment, which was, um, all dolled up by Tommy and his wife Dee Ocleppo (to the tune of $20 million in renovation costs) and subsequently profiled in the August 2010 issue of Harper's Bazaar. The highlight: one of the Plaza's domed turret-towers, an iconic architectural detail located off the dining room that has a custom-painted Eloise mural by Hillary Knight, the beloved book's original illustrator. A terrace with Central Park views comes with the apartment, but alas, Hilfiger's collection of Warhols does not.
Despite rumors Hilfiger and Ocleppo were eyeing a unit in nearby One57, the Post reports that the couple plans to spend more time in their 22-acre Greenwich, Conn. compound. In the long history of Plaza flips (or attempted flips), where will this one fall?
· Listing: 1 Central Park South #1809 [StreetEasy]
· Hilfiger putting $80M pad on the market [NYP]
· Inside Tommy Hilfiger's Finished Fixer-Upper at the Plaza [Curbed]
· Floorplan Porn: Tommy Hilfiger's $50 Million Fixer-Upper [Curbed]
· All Celebrity Real Estate coverage [Curbed]