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BUYER: Domenico Dolce
LOCATION: 11th Avenue, New York, NY
PRICE: $29,000,000 (total)

YOUR MAMAS NOTES: Although the financial industry fracas and global economic meltdown of the last year or so has put the New York City luxury real estate market on life support, there are a few flickers and significant signs that it just may survive the crash. Case in point is the unexpected $37,000,000 purchase at the still wildly expensive A.M. Stern designed 15 Central Park West and the recent purchase of two deeluxe dooplex condos smack in the middle of the Chelsea Arts District by a limited liability company connected to Italian fashion designer Domenico Dolce that totaled a spine tingling $29,000,000.

Your Mama knows we are a little late to the rodeo on this one having already been discussed far and wide, but our always helpful research assistant B.S. Beaverman goosed out the sweet and sexy floor plans for Signore Dolce’s two penthouse apartments that we thought the children might like to salivate over and then curl up in a fetal position and feel inadequate about their own bank accounts and residential circumstances.

The 19-story tower, called Sky Garage, was designed by super smart architect Annabelle Selldorf who clearly understands what the strippers in in Gypsy knew:You gotta have a gimmick. In this case the architectural chutzpah is the elevator that lifts residents’ automobiles up to private garages at the same level as their apartment. This luxury means no more pesky garage attendants putting dings in the doors of your big BMW and no more awkward elevator rides with your neighbors who you can’t stand.
According to property records, smooth pated Mister Dolce purchased the larger of the two penthouses (above) in early October of 2009. He reportedly went into contract for the unit more than a year before. Records show the 3,585 square foot went for $17,500,000, or €11,963,930 according to our currency conversion contraption. As was originally designed, the two floor aerie was scheduled to have 3 bedrooms, 3.5 poopers including a master with a large walk in closet, private study and private terrace overlooking a children’s playground, soccer field and the Hudson River with the New Jersey skyline in the distance. The main living spaces were designed to occupy the top floor with an open plan living, dining and kitchen with access to two terraces.
Property records reveal that on the same day in October of 2009 Mister Dolce, or rather this entity connected to Mister Dolce, also closed on the two floor unit directly below the penthouse paying $11,500,000 (above). Another quick consult with our currency conversion contraption shows that figure converts to €7,862,011. The second unit, according to the building’s website, measures 3,461 square feet with 647 square feet of exterior space. The unit was originally designed with a living room and dining room with double height ceilings, a fireplace and a loggia looking east towards the city. The main floor was also designed to include an eat in kitchen, a guest room, a second loggia and, of course, the single car garage. The second floor was designed to contain two more terraces, and two bedrooms and two poopers.

Here’s the think to remember when looking at the floorplans chickens, it’s unclear if the two penthouse units are being delivered finished or as raw space but either way Your Mama expects that Mister Dolce will rip out whatever is there and start all over again re-fashioning the two units into one four floor fantasia of urban living that will, according to the building’s website, measure in with 7,046 of interior space, another 682 square feet of garage space and 2,775 square feet of private outdoor space spread over a mind numbing 7 terraces plus the building’s entire rooftop.

Iffin any of the spatially oriented children want to take a crack at designing a floor plan that combines the two units, we encourage you to send them on over to Your Mama and we’ll post the best one.