One of the brokers whose job is to sell pricey pads in the big city is trying to offload his own, according to The Real Deal. Real estate scion-in-the-making Michael Lorber, son of Douglas Elliman CEO Howard Lorber and one of the three young guns on Million Dollar Listing: New York, listed his spacious one-bedroom (which the listing is billing as a 3BR/3BA) in the Grand Beekman at 400 East 51st Street.
Turning a three-bedroom into a palatial home for one results in a lot of extra space for other activities; the brokerbabble describes "book-lined foyer, formal dining room, gracious living room, study with built in desk and bookcases, and custom mill work throughout." Lorber has listed the place himself along with two other Elliman (natch) brokers, but in a surprising show of (lack of?) strategy, there are no photos of the actual apartment included in the listing.
While the floorplan doesn't tell us much about the home life of a man who buys expensive bathing suits and sweats a lot while trying to sell apartments in Jean Nouvel-designed 100 Eleventh Avenue, Gotham Magazine's profile of Lorber and his apartment does offer some insights about the decor, and about a man who (we kid you not) wears brown velvet house slippers. Here now, some details:
"Miró, Picasso and Kandinsky originals adorn walls painted a handsome shade of gray-blue. A Jeff Koons sculpture of blue balloon dogs gleams from a glass table in the living room. There are orchids in the living and dining rooms, and five flat-screen televisions scattered throughout. Cashmere shawls, many of them monogrammed, have been folded and placed on Barcelona and Eames chairs." We're not only anticipating the second season of MLDNY, which is currently filming, but we also can't wait to see if a reality TV star-slash-broker's own apartment sells for its ask.
· Official listing: 400 East 51st Street #6E [Elliman via Streeteasy]
· Michael Lorber asks $2.8M for his Grand Beekman pad [TRD]
· Michael Lorber's Dream Home [Gotham Magazine]
· Million Dollar Listing New York coverage [Curbed]
· 400 East 51st Street coverage [Curbed]