In the section of East Harlem that Streeteasy has renamed "Upper Carnegie Hill," a co-op just hit the market that's fit for a king. Specifically, a French king from the 17th century. Interior designer Howard Slatkin bought two 14th-floor units in The Brisbane House at 1215 Fifth Avenue nearly two decades ago, and spent 33 months combining them, and then another 17 years remaking that apartments into an "homage to Versailles," complete with gilded moldings, plaster ceilings, several different marquetry floors, a genuine white French marble Louis XVI fireplace, a 19th-century steel dog bed, 18th-century Chinese wallpaper and more. The apartment is now "a finished canvas," Slatkin tells the Times, and he's ready to part with it, having listed it for $10 million.
· Listing: 1215 Fifth Avenue #14AB [Sotheby's, via Streeteasy]
· Homage to Versailles on Fifth Avenue [NYT]
· Inside Designer Howard Slatkin's Over-the-Top Apartment [Curbed]