While Tommy Hilfiger will, of course, go down in fashion history, who’s to say he won’t grace the pages of real estate, too?
From a castle-inspired estate in Greenwich, CT to a waterfront home in Palm Beach, Hilfiger and his wife, Dee Ocleppo, clearly enjoy extravagant East Coast living. Most recently, we’re reminded of the style mogul’s iconic taste in property and design as his luxe NYC penthouse takes its place on the market, once again. The designer’s glamorous pad, which was originally listed for $80 million when it first hit the market in 2008, is back up for grabs for a cool $50 million.
Hilfiger and his wife, who bought and combined two units in the building in 2008 for $25.5 million—per NY Curbed—dropped $20 million in renovations to turn the space into an impeccably sophisticated playhouse. The re-listed 12 room home doubles as a contemporary nod to French Renaissance style.
While the price alone is enough to make your jaw drop, the home’s stunning interiors will instantly leave you floored. Just under the impressive dome sits a magnificent tea room featuring a hand-painted mural by Hilary Knight, author and illustrator of the children’s book series, Eloise. This fairytale space is surely what adults-only tea party dreams are made of.
Other standout design elements include uniquely themed bedrooms—which range from a lavender oasis to a rock ‘n roll chamber. The 5,600-square-foot apartment comes with four private suites, each outfitted according to motif. The home’s nautical-inspired dwelling provides a serene and nostalgic escape from the noise and bustle of the city.
Refined hints of drama stand at the core of the chic apartment, which make their debut in bold paint colors, sky-high ceilings, checkerboard floors, and grandiose light fixtures. Take the sweeping staircase, just off the grand salon. Prospective buyers who want a space that will wow guests upon arrival need not look further.
Perhaps, above all else, the sweeping outdoor terrace steals the show. Offering one-of-a-kind views of Central Park and Fifth Avenue, Hilfiger’s private alfresco refuge screams NYC opulence.
To the lucky buyer who will one day call these fabulous digs home, we’re already crazy with envy.