“Your home should tell the story of who you are and be a collection of what you love.” 

– Nate Berkus

Luxury homes are paramount in real estate and architecture. A lavish and luxurious property is usually characterized by its exclusivity, amenities, prime location, striking surroundings, high-end materials, and exceptional architectural detailing. The emergence of the higher class and the affluents is majorly seen with a rise in the property sector. Such sites are demand and detail-oriented, subjective, and very personal to the client’s expectations. Persistently raising the bar of luxury living, New York is home to some of the world’s elites.

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Historic NYPD Building at Lincoln Square, Manhattan, New York_ ©WARBURG https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/astonishing-penthouse-set-clock-tower-9848815

Co-founder and designer of the renowned fashion brand Calvin Klein, Calvin Richard Klein is one such fanatic about real estate. Having been born and raised in the Bronx, being a native New Yorker, he owned an elaborate duplex penthouse in New York’s iconic clock tower, now listed on market for sale. Owning and designing a definitive piece of land in the heart of Manhattan, overlooking the majestic Central Park is truly prestigious. Besides being a personal home to Calvin Klein, this extravagant penthouse is an influencer and trendsetter in real estate. With a panoramic 360-degree view, the property spans about 5500 sq. ft. and is a combination of indoor and outdoor space providing maximum flexibility to design and shape the apartment as per one’s preference. The apartment has undergone several renovations showcasing different styles of planning and décor from highly detailed ornamentation to absolute minimalism. The open floor plan now has crisp white walls and large full-size windows that allow abundant light to naturally brighten up the space, making it a key feature of the layout. Contrasting the historic ornate exteriors of the police building at Lincoln Square, this penthouse is a modern contemporary space inside with postcard-like scenic views, unlike the previous designs with marble countertops and hardwood flooring. The living room is a domed space with ample space to facilitate multiple activities, whereas the apartment itself comprises a media room, library, elevator, two kitchens, bedrooms, and master suites. 

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Modern Interiors with an open floor plan, former Calvin Klein penthouse, Manhattan, New York_©Marcus Yam for The New York Times
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Modern Interiors with an open floor plan, former Calvin Klein penthouse, Manhattan, New York_©Marcus Yam for The New York Times

Yet another masterpiece owned by Mr. Klein is a modern mansion in Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, California with some elite celebrity neighbors. This 9,300 sq.ft. abode is a feature home with a rustic, with warm neutral hues yet contemporary in design and amenities. A dynamic floor plan spread longitudinally with retractable glass walls that open to a sleek infinity pool surrounded by grass fields, renders beautiful views of the hills, downtown city, and the ocean. The mansion depicts grandeur and elegance throughout with high ceiling and white walls, allowing the most of view to be set inside. The entryway is inviting with a feature waterbody with a bridge and a spacious garage space to display Klein’s beautiful automobile collection. The mansion has multiple recreational spaces of varying capacities, both indoor and outdoor, perfect for hosting events and gatherings, yet maintaining one’s privacy.  With about five elaborate bedrooms, seven bathrooms, an office, family room, a private cinema, an air-conditioned wine cellar, and some more added luxurious amenities, the master suite takes all eyes with its vastness, private terrace with fireplace, and brown, black, and grey interiors. With the use of sophisticated materials, wide glass openings, contrasting hardwood flooring, custom CK Furniture, and neutral warm upholstery, the mansion is aesthetically pleasing. Beyond the design and layout, this contemporary home calls attention to various artworks, minimal yet detailed, and photographs, real and abstract, from the garage to the main hall to every room. Overall, the property has several striking features with spectacular views of nature making it stand out in the real estate market. 

Calvin Richard Klein, apart from the above-mentioned properties, owns houses in Miami and Southampton, NY, rumored to be on sale. 

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Calvin Klein Mansion, Hollywood Hills, LA, California_©Paul McClean https://luxurypictures.org/luxury-homes/calvin-klein-buys-beautiful-mansion-hollywood-hills-los-angeles-25-million/
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Reference : 

  1. https://www.luxury-architecture.net/calvin-kleins-35-million-new-york-penthouse-iconic-secret-room-inside-clock-tower/
  2. https://www.indiatimes.com/luxury/calvin-kleins-nyc-penthouse-45867.html?picid=1044208
  3. https://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/this-penthouse-is-inside-the-former-nypd-headquarters
  4. https://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/21/realestate/exclusive-55-central-park-west-coveted-by-many-lived-in-by-few.html
  5. https://www.veranda.com/decorating-ideas/news/a1217/calvin-kleins-sleek-los-angeles-mansion/
  6. https://www.therichest.com/luxury-architecture/a-peek-inside-calvin-kleins-25-million-modern-hollywood-hills-home/
Author

Vruti Desai is an architect and a designer based in Mumbai with a master’s degree in Architecture from Pratt Institute in New York. Being a multi-disciplinary artist, designing signature spaces and creatively expressing narrative experiences that enhance everyday human activity was an ideal way to combine these interests.

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