Zac Posen may love taking fashion risks, but when it comes to real estate, it’s all about the classics. The designer and “Project Runway” judge has just poured $3.5 million into an elegant Upper East Side penthouse, LL NYC shares. The duplex spread sits atop an Emory Roth-designed prewar at 210 East 73rd Street and comes steeped in ornate details like hand-painted ceilings, an iron staircase and a Chesney marble mantle. While the current decor is most certainly in need of a modern facelift, Posen will have plenty of space to flex his creative prowess. The penthouse is a classic six with two bedrooms, two and a half baths and a large 1,800-square-foot wrap terrace. And did we mention there are seven custom closets? Four of them are walk-in!
Quarters are generous with 11-foot ceilings. There is also a formal dining room with views onto the terrace and the city.
The kitchen currently features solid rosewood cabinets and new stainless steel appliances, but we imagine that Posen will gut the whole thing for a far more modern aesthetic.
The bedrooms, too, could use Posen’s touch—particularly the wallpaper.
The terrace has been planted in abundance with trees, flowering bushes and other seasonal plantings.
The home was first listed for $4,495,000 in July of 2016, then price-chopped to $3,995,000 a few months before the design star made his purchase.