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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Best New York City Apartment

"In New York, you're always looking for a job, a boyfriend or an apartment." Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City

We have lived in our very small Upper West Side apartment for about five months now, so it's only natural to start looking at other places. New Yorkers joke that as soon as you find an apartment, you need to begin searching for the next one, because the competition is so fierce.

For awhile now, I've been eyeing the most perfect apartment building at the corner of West End Avenue and 86th Street that I'm absolutely drooling over. Look at how beautiful it is....
Courtesy: 535 West End Avenue

It's a pre-war building, but you can tell someone put some serious money into it, and now it's modernly elegant. I walk the dogs by it quite often and we always stop and stare (or pee).

So I decided to Google my little piece of heaven, thinking since it's in our neighborhood, I bet the hubs and I could at least afford a junior studio. Confirming that I've always had a champagne taste on a Kool-Aid budget, here is what I found is a typical floorplan...

Yep, you're reading that right. 7 bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms! 8,451 square feet! In Manhattan! And yes, you're seeing an actual IN-UNIT washer and dryer. I didn't even know such luxury existed in the middle of the city. This apartment makes up the entire 10th floor. (And I bet their building doesn't always smell like dead cats and Chinese food.)

Sadly, I'm pretty sure this apartment's "sitting room" is larger than our entire apartment. (And I'm guessing if you're paying the rent on this baby, you're not doing a lot of sitting. Probably a lot of 20-hour days at the office??)

I couldn't help but wonder (like Carrie Bradshaw always did), how much would you have to pay for this kind of luxury? Based on my math, just the seven bedrooms alone would cost at least $17,500 a month, and that doesn't include the bathrooms, service hall, library or reception hall.

So, for now, I guess we'll have to stay in our little apartment while dreaming about the day we'll have a "Bedroom #2."

1 comment:

  1. Brilliant. It's always fun to see how the other half live. Even if it does break your heart.