It was only a few months ago that Jimmy Choo co-founder Tamara Mellon last cut the asking price of her palatial duplex atop the Upper East Side’s Carhart Mansion. But perhaps the designer’s recent acquisition at the Greenwich Lane—where she picked up an $18.4 million condo—has spurred her to ditch the UES property quickly. It’s gotten yet another chop, bringing the price down to $25 million. That’s $9 million less than it was originally asking back in 2014 when the apartment first hit the market.
As far as sprawling New York apartments go, this is a pretty good one: it’s located in a historic mansion that’s just steps from Central Park, and is one of only four units in the building. There are five bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, three lovely terraces (including one with "majestic limestone columns" and another with a built-in TV and bar), a chef’s kitchen with three skylights, and—predictably, given Mellon’s line of work—a truly epic walk-in closet with plenty of shoe storage.
Alas, all of that hasn’t been enough to entice a buyer just yet. And considering Mellon paid $20 million for the place back in 2008 (she bought it from Seagram heir Edgar Bronfman Jr.), the chance of getting a big profit off the place is unlikely. But maybe the new asking price will do the trick.
Update, 11/3/16: The Observer reports that the penthouse is now also available as a rental, asking a staggering $85,000/month. What won't Mellon to do get rid of this penthouse?