Hip-hop’s cash king, Kanye West’s SoHo condo is back on the market for the second time in under a year, listed at US$4.7 million (approx. HK$37 million). The rapper and Yeezy designer’s former one-bedroom bachelor pad was designed in collaboration with famed Italian architect Claudio Silvestrin, whose signature tonal apartment designs have previously also inspired West’s designs for Yeezy.
West sold the 2,427-sq.-ft. property at 25 West Houston Street (located inside the SoHo 25 building) last summer at a reported loss of US$140K, snapped up for US$3 million by finance exec, Geoff Lieberthal. Now, Lieberthal is hoping to hook potential buyers in NYC’s luxury real estate market, banking on the attraction of West’s name to flip the condo at a much higher ask.
Irrespective of the prior owner, the apartment itself is certainly stunning, with expensive furnishings arrayed in natural earth tones resulting in a zen-like, calming sanctuary. A monochromatic colour palette dominated by white contributes to the sense of space, with natural woods and polished stone surfaces lending an organic quality to the design.
An expansive foyer leads to the open kitchen, where French limestone flooring, pearwood cabinetry and a monolithic stone island are primed for hosting expensive dinner parties. Natural light floods in through the 13 large-scale windows, offering panoramic views of the north and east.
The apartment was reconfigured by West from two next-door apartments which he first purchased in 2004 and 2006, combining them to create the current unit. It goes without saying that the amenities are top-of-the-line: from a home automation system by Savant, to automated window shades, custom lighting and audio wired throughout, state-of-the-art Gaggenau cooktops, stone marble bathrooms, and more.
The centralised yet discreet location at 25 West Houston is located just steps away from world-class shopping, some of Manhattan’s best restaurants and central transportation. The fully-serviced boutique condominium includes a 24-hour doorman, and a landscaped rooftop deck with 360-degree views.
The rapper turned fashion savant, West is about to release his 11th studio album, ‘Jesus is King’ on September 27. Last week, he rose to the top of Forbes’ best paid list, ousting Jay-Z from the top spot and doubling the income of Drake. According to Forbes, Yeezy is expected to top US$1.5 billion in sales this year, making West’s pre-tax income around US$150 million.
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