FASHION designer Hedi Slimane has shaved $7 million off the Gramercy townhouse he’s been trying to sell for the past two years.
The creative director of Celine and former design boss at Saint Laurent, has listed the mid-19th century corner property at 65 Irving Place with Compass agent Camille McKinley, who’s pitching it at $21.5 million.
The last time the house was on the market, brokers were asking $28.5 million.
It’s a single-family, two-bedroom, 3.5 bath home built in 1846 that now has custom windows, Hungarian oak flooring and a sauna and steam shower in the master bath. There is also a private deck with outdoor space.
Frenchman Slimane has been in the fashion design business since the early 1990s and is also a fashion phtographer. He raised eyebrows in the industry when he removed the “Yves” from the luxury brand now known as Saint Laurent.
ONE of the most prolific and important songwriters of the 20th century, Irving Berlin, lived in an East Side penthouse in New York City with his wife, Ellin, which they bought in 1931 when he was 43.
They lived there for the next 13 years when he wrote “I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm,” “Say It Isn’t So” and introduced “God Bless America,” which he had written years earlier. Now on the market, the home is priced at $3.495 million.
Jane Andrews with Warburg Realty has the listing.
Built in 1929, Berlin’s former home is located in the East Side’s Yorkville neighborhood overlooking the greenery of Carl Schurz Park with river and city views from the terraces and windows that surround three sides of the home.
The main floor opens to a foyer with circular stairs, a living room with 28-foot ceilings and five large windows framing the view, a wood-burning fireplace and access to the wraparound terrace. There is also a formal dining room that opens to a sunroom to the terrace. The lower level also contains the kitchen and one bedroom and bath formerly used as staff quarters. Upstairs is a library that opens to the top terrace and two bedrooms including the master and two baths.