There's something to be said about super-personalized apartments, which is usually that they don't sell. But that's no longer the case for Chelsea's infamous all-black lacquered loft at 213 West 23rd Street. The astute folks over at StreetEasy noticed that the Shanghai bar-inspired abode of ex-advertising exec Cindy Gallop has entered contract for $4.5 million. The 3,750-square-foot three-bedroom loft came on the market for $6 million in 2013, and has in the meantime gone off, come back on, and gotten virtually staged in all white. "I'm a huge believer in reinventing yourself at regular points throughout your life," Gallop told Curbed in a 2013 house tour, "To reinvent and recreate an environment equally enjoyable in a very different way wherever I go on to live next."
If Gallop's apartment looks familiar, that may be because its made a few TV and video cameos. It posed as a club in Notorious B.I.G.'s video for "Nasty Girl" and also made an appearance as a pimp's house on Law and Order SVU.
· Chelsea's All-Black, Fetish-Friendly Apartment Enters Contract [StreetEasy]
· All-Black 'Nasty Girl' Apartment Goes White For New Listing [Curbed]
· Inside Chelsea's Sexy, Scandalous $6 Million Black Apartment [Curbed]