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Friday, December 27, 2013

Star style: Frank Sinatra's penthouse

In 1957, after divorcing Ava Gardener, Frank Sinatra bought this 3000 square foot apartment at 530 East 72nd Street in New York City, which takes up the 22nd and 23rd floors of the building. Sinatra helped design the penthouse himself, which was completed in 1961. He lived there until 1972.

The penthouse has four bedrooms, six bathrooms, a wraparound terrace and a glass party room, from which guests have a view of the East River and the NY skyline. Andy Warhol once called the penthouse "the glittering grotto in the sky," where party-goers such as Sammy Davis, Jr., Dean Martin, Marilyn Monroe and JFK were seen.

Sinatra sold the property to Andy Warhol's doctor Denton Cox. After his death in 2008, it was purchased by insurance executive Penny Hart for $2.3 million. She renovated the bathrooms and the kitchen and added a glass staircase, just like the ones in Apple stores, and put the penthouse on the marked for over $7 million in 2012, but there were no takers at that price. She eventually sold it for approxiately $2 million less.

From huffingtonpost.com, ny.curbed.com, homes.yahoo.com, nydailynews.com and dailymail.co.uk



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l to r: Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Frank Sinatra
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5 comments:

  1. I would've liked to have seen it decked out as it was in Frankie's day (any pics Dana?)
    I don't like that glass staircase - I bet its predecessor was way nicer.
    Hope you had a lovely Chrissy x

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    1. I second Kylie's comment, I wonder what the original looked like?

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    2. I've looked, but I haven't uncovered any original photos.

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  2. Can you even begin to Imagine the parties held there! WOW! It is hard to picture its 1961 glory with the current reno, but what a view!

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    1. Don't you know there were some wild ones!

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