Now that she’s moving back to her native France, cosmetics entrepreneur Laura Mercier has decided to sell her stylish Walker Tower condo, the Wall Street Journal reports. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom Chelsea home is located on one of the higher floors of the 22-story Art Deco building, and offers up views of the Empire State Building, according to the brokerbabble.
Mercier picked up the apartment for about half the price she’s now listing it for, in 2013, and she was one of the first people to sign a contract at the building when it was converted from offices to condos, with a CetraRuddy design.
Her apartment opens up into a small foyer, which overlooks the spacious living room. The apartment overall comes with floor-to-ceiling windows, French herringbone floors, and high ceilings. The master bedroom is pretty large too, and comes with two walk-in closets, and the master bath’s standout feature is its cast-iron tub.
In the kitchen, there are swanky appliances by Miele and Viking, including a wine cooler and a built-in coffee machine. And for residents of the building, there’s access to a lounge, a sauna, a gym, and a rooftop deck.
Mercier rose to prominence in the 1990s doing makeup for celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow and Sarah Jessica Parker, and established her namesake brand in 1996. She’s since sold the company, but still plays a big role in it. One of the major reasons she’s moving back to France is so she can expand the brand in Europe, she told the WSJ.
- Listing: 212 West 18th Street #16D [Corcoran]
- Laura Mercier Asks $11.15 Million for Manhattan Condo [WSJ]
- Walker Tower Archives [Curbed]