To be clear, B. herself never lived in this apartment—Gossip Girl makes it very clear that she lived in the penthouse, obviously—but the fact that the building was referenced at all tells you everything you probably need to know about this $6.35 million, seventh-floor pre-war co-op. On the market for the first time in nearly 40 years, the abode is both lavish and luxuriously bizarre, with spectacular park views, Herringbone floors, and very meticulously painted walls and ceilings. (While the listing points out the gold-painted birds on the guest bathroom ceiling, it makes no particular mention of the enormous topographical world map spanning the kitchen’s walls.)
Depending on your feelings about hunter green and butter yellow, the place may need some touch-ups, but the layout is rather tempting—the living room, dining room, and bedrooms all radiate off a 30-foot grand gallery—and the views of Fifth Avenue and Central Park are a New York dream. Among the George F. Pelham-designed home’s other selling points: a wood-burning fireplace, a laundry room, and an abundance of closets.
- 1136 5th Ave Apt. 7B [Corcoran]
- Real Life Version of Fictional Gossip Girl Penthouse Wants $30M [Curbed NY]