Shonda Rhimes’s New Home Is Like an NYC Versailles
Only the best for the queen of TV.
Published Aug 7, 2019 3:33 PM
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When you’re the reigning queen of TV writing, you need an apartment to reflect that status. It looks like Shonda Rhimes found hers in the form of a gorgeous penthouse in New York City’s Upper East Side neighborhood. The Brown Harris Stevens–held listing is a 2,300-square-foot gem—well worth the $11.75 million selling price.
The “Candela Penthouse,” named for architect Rosario Candela who designed the 1927-era building, is true luxury in every way.
Aside from the fact that it has its own name—not simply denoted by a number, like a plebeian apartment—it’s part of a doorman co-op with its own fitness center. It features a sizable terrace with city views and lots of space for Rhimes to flex her green thumb; if it were us, we’d spend all summer sipping on wine slushies. Or smoothies. Depending on how sticking to our New Year’s resolutions plays out.
Inside, the apartment is just as opulent: The two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom apartment also includes two wood-burning fireplaces and a private elevator. While it’s currently decked out in full grandma-chic style, the pieces were likely just planted there for the listing images; though the architecture of the space is just as charming. Think crown molding and antique-looking chandeliers in every room.
A formal dining room—which had been transformed into a library—leads to a loggia that makes for a perfect office space. We can definitely see Rhimes spending time in the sunny room, probably penning her next television masterpiece, which is great news for us because we need something to fill the Scandal-shaped hole in our hearts stat.
A state-of-the-art eat-in kitchen, laundry room, two bedrooms with terrace access, and ensuite bathrooms round out the apartment. As a nice little luxe finish, the powder room leading to the master bedroom includes a marble floor that, according to the listing, is casually a copy of a garden at Versailles.
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