New York City Pretty at The Pierre

SELLER: Giancarlo Giametti
Area: New York City, NY
Cost: $ 10,800,000
SIZE: two bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

Your Mama has been camped out on the west coast for as well long a time and really feel we could all use a de-voon dose of New York City true estate fabulosity so we thought we’d have a wee search-see at the über-posh pied-a-terre of high fashion icon Valentino Garavani‘s organization and life partner of 50 years Giancarlo Giammetti.

The often far also tan Signore Valentino, along with the also constantly far too tan Signore Giammetti, have built an empire of really high-priced taste and style on the well-dressed backs of wealthy ladies who would happily claw each and every others’ eyes out for 1 of Valentino’s signature red dresses. The man-couple live extraordinarily pampered lives with devoted assistants and aide de camps and an asset and property portfolio that contains a substantial yacht and luxurious houses in Paris, London, New York and Gstaad. They cavort and caveezle about the planet in glittering locales with kings and queens, politicians, showbiz kinds and a little army of haute couture clad females with lacquered hair and earrings that cost a lot more than Your Mama and the Dr. Cooter’s house. The couple’s lengthy, complicated, glamorous, exhausting and exceedingly luxurious life was expertly documented in Vanity Fair editor and writer Matt Tyrnauer’s fascinating 2009 film Valentino: The Last Emperor.

Property records and prior reports show that the pied-a-terre at the impossibly elegant Pierre Hotel on Fifth Avenue was purchased in August of 2007 for $ 7,500,000. Records show the impeccably turned out component-time residence was purchased in only the name of Signore Giammetti Valentino, apparently, has his personal pied a terre a couple of block up Fifth Avenue.

Some of the children who have not fried their thoughts on the dope or sotted their brain with booze may recall that Signore Giammetti acquired the apartment from a Frenchman named Pierre Berge, one more enterprise-minded man and extended-time companion of a fashion globe legend. Mister Berge, of course, was the organization brains behind the genius of the inimitable Yves Saint Laurent, a man who Your Mama can best describe in a litany of “f” words: feisty, fabulous, fey, formidable, ferocious, facile, fascinating, and finely-tuned to his own innovative juices.

Signore Giammetti first listed his lavishly and pain-stakingly renovated pad at the Pierre Hotel a year ago in June 2010 with an asking value of $ 12,500,000 Last week the value was slashed substantially to $ 10,800,000.

Listing data and advertising and marketing components from the time Signore Giammetti acquired the two bedroom and two bathroom apartment from Monsieur Berge show the corner living/dining region measures a baronial 17 feet wide and stretches a lot more than thirty feet with image windows that frame expansive views of and across Central Park all the way to the George Washington Bridge that spans the mighty Hudson River. Signore Giammetti possesses a first rate art collection, some of which can be observed in the living space that consists of a single of Richard Prince’s Nurse paintings.

Signore Giammetti–along with his intelligent and deeply achieved architect Peter Marino–either retained or installed substantial moldings and extra floor to ceiling book circumstances in the dining region that flank disappearing pocket doors that open into the library/office/den/guest room. The walls of the living area glimmer seductively with aluminum leaf treated with a patina that removes glare, adds a depth and provides Your Mama the excellent sort of decorative goose pimples. We could never ever in a million years pull off an aluminum leafed space in our very own residence but damn if that is not some thing to salivate more than.

The apartment, although priced like a mansion with dedicated staff quarters tucked behind the kitchen, includes only a closet-sized and windowless but effectively-fitted kitchen. Although this might be a deal breaker for some, remember chicka-hoohoos, this 10 and some million dollar apartment has lengthy been used and will probably carry on to be used by the up coming owner as a portion time crash pad. A cook’s kitchen basically isn’t needed in a pied-a-terre, especially when its situated in a white glove developing with hotel services that consist of space service from the upscale brasserie downstairs. That, of course, and this is New York goddam City where you can have anything–and we imply any thing–delivered day or evening. Have a craving for kosher Chinese at three in the morning or a will need for a little smokey-smokey at two in the afternoon? Just dial up the delivery, babycakes. Your Mama desperately misses that about New York but we’ll cease ourselves ahead of we get maudlin in our digression…

Signore Giammetti converted one of the bedrooms into a cerused oak paneled library/den/office that contains, a second set of floor-to-ceiling bookcases that house a flat screen tee-vee. Off the room’s closet-lined dressing closet is a bathroom bathed in brown afromosia marble. The master suite, according to listing information, has an unobstructed park view, walls upholstered in buff to taupe colored horizontally striped silk, a significant dressing closet and a tiny but “sumptuous flannel grey and white zebrino marble” en suite facility.

It really should come as no surprise that a man like Signore Giammetti, who earned a substantial fortune catering to jet-setting ladies with the desire and dough to pay many tens of countless numbers of dollars for a couture luncheon suit or custom-intended ball gown would have, as is mentioned in the listing, custom-designed hardware throughout the apartment not to mention a high-tech iPod compatible sound method, an automated lighting system and shutters in the bedrooms that when opened disappear into the luxuriously deep casements.

Listing details exhibits Signore Giammetti month to month upkeep runs $ six,705 which buys full access to hotel solutions, 24-hour concierge solutions, overnight shoe shine service, twice daily maid service, once month to month heavy cleaning service, valet parking and 24-hour room service from the high-finish brasserie Le Caprice (within the Pierre Hotel) exactly where a tiny stack of toast (with butter and jam) sets a rich person back seven bucks. The hotel also contain a fitness center and hair salon.

Other residents of the hoity-toity hotel and apartment tower include an assortment of millionaires and billionaires such as hedge hog Martin Zweig who previously had his titanic triplex penthouse listed with a titanic $ 70,000,000 price tag and deceased financier Lionel Pincus whose vast duplex–once listed at $ 50,000,000–has lengthy been caught in the crossfire in between his young children who want to promote and his lady-pal Princess Firyal of Jordan who does not. Other people who very own at The Pierre contain Harrod’s owner and noted royal-hater Mohamed Al Fayed, media tycoon Sumner Redstone, and recent dee-vorcée style designer/socialite Tory Burch, who occupies a vast 9,000 square foot multi-unit blend spread on the 9th floor she kept soon after her dee-vorce from obscenely wealthy venture capitalist Chris Burch.

LATER Very same DAY: Have mercy! The least we could do is spell a person’s name properly, appropriate? Nicely, somehow Your Mama, bless our own nicely-intentioned but boozy heart, misspelled Signore Giammetti’s name the whole way through our discussion. We’re just so damn embarrassed we cannot stand it so we’ve returned to confess and fix our gross error.

listing images: Brown Harris Stevens

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