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Brian Moylan — Today in rich people things: Here is a Manhattan couple selling their Chelsea townhouse that has a full-sized swimming pool in the living room. Yes, that’s right. They have their own swimming pool that’s probably larger than your whole apartment.
Evelyn McMurray Van-Zeller inherited the house on 15th Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues with the 15-by-30-foot pool in 1995 when her brother died. She refers to the house as her brother’s “bachelor pad” where he threw “great parties” in the pool. (Man, I wish I’d been invited to those orgies.)
The worst part about having the pool, Ms. McMurray Van-Zeller says, is that it makes it hard to clean her medieval art collection. Oh, the tortures she faces!
Well, if you want to be able to watch TV while enjoying the delightful aroma of chlorine and the wistful reflection of light dancing across the shimmering surface of the water, the house can be yours for just $10.955 million. Oh, that’s nothing! I’m putting in a bid.
How much can Jeter make in next deal?
The All-Star shortstop’s four-bedroom, 5,425-square foot loft on the 88th floor of Trump World Tower in Turtle Bay was listed on the Trump Sales and Leasing website.
Jeter bought the high-rise piece of heaven for $12.6 million from Donald Trump in 2001, shortly after agreeing to a $189 million, 10-year deal with the Bombers.
Officials at Trump World Tower declined to comment on the prospect of losing Jeter as one of their prize tenants.
Jeter, 36, is playing out the last year of his Yankee contract and the sale of his bachelor pad is bound to fuel speculation that he’s ready to bolt Gotham.
“Don’t miss this rare opportunity to own a penthouse on top of The Trump World Tower,” the website listing says, describing soaring 16-foot floor-to-ceiling windows, featuring a panoramic view of Manhattan.
The apartment also has 5.5 bathrooms, a fireplace, an eat-in kitchen, dining room, media room, living room, library, gallery and even a powder room.
- Jeter puts Trump penthouse on market for $20M (nydailynews.com)
- Derek Jeter Lists Trump World Tower Penthouse (luxist.com)
- Derek Jeter Lists Apartment For $20 Million (PHOTOS) (huffingtonpost.com)
- Week in Review: Trump Tries For Park51; Jeter Lists At Trump World Tower (ny.curbed.com)
Leona Hemsley’s Estate in Greenwich, Dunnelan hall, just sold. It is our GlamEstate #7.
Big Glass House Santa Barbara
Mr. Hermann considers the home, called the Glass Pavilion, his “opus.”
This lot measures about three-and-a-half acres and gave him the space he needed to create a home featuring walls of glass.
“Here I have complete privacy,” Mr. Herman says.
“It allows you to be one with nature inside the house.”
The 13,875-square-foot home features five bedrooms, five-and-a-half bathrooms, a kitchen with a wine room and an art gallery that displays the architect’s vintage car collection.
Mr. Hermann, who has a passion for mid-century modern furnishings, also designed some of the home’s furniture, including the benches in the hallway.
He originally built the home for himself, but while the six-year project was underway, he says, his plans changed.
Among those changes, he notes, was the birth of his daughter, now 10 months old.
Mr. Hermann says he will likely rent another home for awhile before embarking on another project for himself.
The home is now listed for $35 million, and the furnishings are negotiable. Suzanne Perkins of Sotheby’s International Realty has the listing.