One by one, these Million Dollar Listing New York brokers are saturating the market. First Douglas Elliman CEO spawn and former co-star Michael Lorber listed his Turtle Bay apartment for $2.8 million. And now, the Post reports, hot on the heels of last night's Season 2 premiere, another reality TV denizen from Elliman, Fredrik Eklund, has put his own $3.25 million condo up for sale. (All the crazy details and manufactured drama of the new episode can be found in our always-entertaining recap.)
Eklund is, naturally, spearheading the sale of his apartment?via Elliman, duh?a corner unit at 144 West 27th Street. The 2BR/2.5BA has a nicely spacious open-plan living area and is tastefully decorated (it was apparently bought a wreck) by interior designer to the staaaars Eric Cohler. We are, however, extremely confused about whether the dog atop the shaggy white rug in the dining nook (pictured above) is a piece of modern art or an actual canine belonging to Eklund and his husband Derek Kaplan, who do in fact own dogs (plural).
The largely wall-less layout makes the 2,400 square feet feel even larger, and the big windows and 14-foot wood-beamed ceilings don't hurt, either. There are three walk-in closets?count 'em, that's more than the number of bedrooms. Building amenities include a planted roof deck with Empire State Building views.
A three-bedroom apartment in the same building sold for $3 million back in April, 9 percent above its ask, and another 3BR two floors down is listed at the same price as Eklund's 2BR. We've all witnessed this broker's mad skillz on TV, so now we'll see how he closes his own deal. Maybe it'll even feature in MDLNY: Season 3?
· Official listing: 144 West 27th Street, #7R [Elliman]
· 'Million Dollar' man lists own $3.25M pad [NYP, second item]
· All Million Dollar Listing coverage [Curbed]