In the market for a high-priced pad in Manhattan? After flipping his Bali-inspired East Hampton house to Mariah Carey in August and placing his Greenwich, Connecticut crib on the market in April, Tommy Hilfiger has listed yet another one of his lavish properties for sale. This time it’s an unfinished 6,000 square foot duplex on the 18th and 19th floors of the under-construction Plaza Residences in the New York City (located in building formerly housed the famous Plaza Hotel). Priced at $50 million, with an additional monthly liability of $11,340 for taxes and maintenance, Hilfiger hopes to make a killing on the apt. which he purchased in July of 2008 for just over $25 million.
While Hilfiger has made some renovations, combining two individual apartments to form the duplex, we have to wonder if Hilfiger’s drinking the same Kool-Aid as San Francisco real estate mogul, Victor MacFarlane, who recently listed his SOMA condo for $70 million after purchasing the property for $30 million in 2005.
Nevertheless, if you’re willing to fork over $50 mil for Hilfiger’s plaza apartment, you’ll score 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, a library, kitchen, “dome room,” living room, foyer, home office, laundry room, storage rooms, and a relatively small 13′ x 13′ terrace. You’ll also purchase the priviledge of living in the same building as TV finance guru Suze Orman, boxing glove baron Jerry Kokes, and rich Russian Andrei Vavilov, among a bunch of other big name businessmen you’ve never heard of.
The Plaza Residence amenities are impressive, including maid and concierge service, valet parking, limousine service, nanny and pet care services, and fresh flower delivery. But is Tommy Hilfiger’s Plaza duplex really worth $50 million? For our money, we’d look for a building with larger windows. That said, we’re betting that Hilfiger’s chance of selling this high-priced Plaza piede terre is quite a bit better than MacFarlane’s.
[via The Real Estalker]