By Caroline Biggs

Published on July 29, 2015

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Although his artwork is notoriously avant-garde, LaChapelle’s cozy New York City spread is surprisingly sophisticated.

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The artist bought the one-bedroom, one-bathroom, parlor-level apartment—which takes up the entire first floor of an old West Chelsea townhouse—in 2011.

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The space was originally built in the 19th Century and includes historic architectural details such as hand-carved crown moldings, French doors, medallion-wrapped light fixtures, and three working fireplaces (two of which are sculpted out of white marble). 

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Located just past the generous dining area, the whitewashed chef’s kitchen features custom cabinetry (with ample storage), cutting-edge appliances, and even its very own wine fridge!

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In addition to 12-foot molded ceilings and wall-length windows, the master bedroom offers a master bath, complete with a glass-enclosed shower, marble tiling, and a heated towel warmer.

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The place also boasts its very own private terrace—ideal for outdoor lounging and entertaining—surrounded by neighboring gardens and what LaChapelle says are  “centuries-old trees.”