When artist Julian Schnabel unveiled the facade of his West Village building last Summer, New Yorkers howled in protest over the overtly hot-pink shade. Schnabel, most recently in the news for his directorial turn on The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, has definitely translated his imaginative aesthetic into the world of architecture, and despite the eye-popping initial color of the building, known as Palazzo Chupi, I have to admit I like the place, especially after seeing the interior photos (and no, the building isn't that pink in real life).
To see what Palazzo Chupi looks like on the inside, just
One of the building's three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom apartments is selling for $27 million, according to The New York Times real estate listing. The listing describes the property as
influenced by the scale and finishes of European palazzos and the character of Stanford White's cottage architecture, 360 West 11th Street, designed by Julian Schnabel, is New York's most unique residence. These homes have an atmosphere and aura unmatched in the city.
Vanity Fair's March issue has additional photos of the home, including an absolutely covetable basement pool with wooden-clad walls. I love this apartment's sunny rooms, oversized fireplaces, beamed ceilings, and handmade details, such as bronze door handles. Granted, if I actually had $27 million I'd likely spend it on something else than Palazzo Chupi, but it's fun to think about what it might be like to live in this place. Especially since, as Ingrid Sischy writes in Vanity Fair "Bono, Johnny Depp, Martha Stewart, Hugh Jackman, and Madonna have all checked out the remaining residences for sale, at prices ranging from $27 million to $32 million." Who knows who your neighbor might be if you moved into Palazzo Chupi?