For $8.5 million, the spacious and überfancy Upper East Side co-op of celebrity hairstylist Frederic Fekkai could be yours. Fekkai, who first listed his apartment back in October—although the news was more recently picked up by the Wall Street Journal—has styled the locks of everyone from Hillary Clinton to Meryl Streep. He purchased this unit back in 2006 for $7.4 million, buying it from the late billionaire John Kluge.
The apartment itself is a duplex that takes up the third and fourth floors of a plush Fifth Avenue building. There's a private entrance that leads into 3,500 square feet of lavish living space. The foyer is lined with wood while the Central Park-facing living room is decorated with crown moldings and a gas fireplace with marble mantle. Interior designer Robert Couturier, who upgraded the space in 2009, told the WSJ that the apartment has "a very European feeling, obviously French."
The library is perhaps the most impressive room of the house, decked out with 18th-century chestnut panels from Versailles on the walls to the ceiling. The formal dining room holds ten guests, while the windowed eat-in kitchen has been renovated with fancy appliances. (The butler's pantry next door has a second dishwasher and two wine coolers with separated temperature control.)
The upper level of the duplex holds all the bedrooms. The master has park views and its own gas fireplace, not to mention a customized wood walk-in closet. Three more bedrooms, a nursery, and a service entrance are located on the fourth floor.
The building, meanwhile, is a white glove co-op with a doorman, concierge, and elevator operator. To live at such a prime address, you’ll spend a whopping $11,702 a month on maintenance fees. But we’ve gotta admit: this is a very nice apartment.