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Manhattan's Clocktower: Designer Condos by Versace.

The house of Versace is designing interiors for a Manhattan landmark currently undergoing renovations and a condo conversion.

One Madison Avenue, the former Met Life Clocktower building near Madison Square Park, will be converted to residential condominiums

The Met Life Building

The Italian design house has been hired to do interior design work on the Clock Tower in the Flatiron District.

Erected as the tallest building in the world in 1909, a title it kept for four years until the Woolworth Building at 233 Broadway was completed.

The renovations include 55 condominium apartments, common areas and a spa. Donatella Versace will personally design a luxury club in the building. Versace designed the interiors of The Plaza last year.

The area is now being called Madison Park. A 60 story luxury building One Madison Park is is being constructed at 23 East 22nd St. Those apartments will have incredible views of the Clock Tower. The building is mostly sold although the building's penthouse top three floors 7500SF and a 580+SF wrap-around terrace is available for $45 million. 

 
   

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Comment balloon 10 commentsMitchell J Hall • July 23 2008 11:12PM

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Wow, Mitchell, this was kind of a shock to hear this...I have been to that gorgeous building many times, Met Life had many of their parties there.  What a great location for condos, though!

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) about 9 years ago

Carole, I think they will be very unique apartments. Can you imagine living up in the tower? They haven't started selling so I don't have prices yet.

Posted by Mitchell J Hall, Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn (The Corcoran Group) about 9 years ago

Mitchell, I want to buy one!  Will you be my buyer broker?  Sounds pretty amazing!

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital (Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.) about 9 years ago

Pat, Yes! I want one too. I will need to win the lottery first!

Posted by Mitchell J Hall, Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn (The Corcoran Group) about 9 years ago

Aloha Mitchell,

I never really cared for Gianni Versace's interiors which to me seemed like neo-classical movie sets. The giant Apollo medallions, gold leaf, animal prints and marble seems a bit to over the top and austere. I think Donatella is better at decor than her late brother and it will be interesting to see her designs for such a classic landmark building. Thanks for the post.

Peace,

Posted by Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i (HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 ) almost 9 years ago

Aloha Kimo,

I totally agree about Versace's Apollo medallions, gold leaf animal prints and marble. I've always preferred the subtle, simple elegance of Armani.

Donatella is better than her late brother. She designed the Plaza Hotel last year and it is quite tasteful. Less is more these days.

Posted by Mitchell J Hall, Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn (The Corcoran Group) almost 9 years ago

I'm more a fan of the Jagger pod design but great location for apartments. Keep us posted!

Posted by Carole Cohen, Realtor, ePRO (Howard Hanna Cleveland City Office) almost 9 years ago

Hi Carole, Thanks for stopping by. I know you love those pods. I'm heading to the beach for a long weekend. Not sure when I'll be back...I'm playing it by ear lol.

Posted by Mitchell J Hall, Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn (The Corcoran Group) almost 9 years ago

great plan (meaning laid back lol) and it should be a fun time at the beach! enjoy and talk when you get back.  Find out if anyone on the sand is thinking about buying :-)  lol

And get a tan for me too!

Posted by Carole Cohen, Realtor, ePRO (Howard Hanna Cleveland City Office) almost 9 years ago

This is a beautiful landmark building---should make great condos!

Posted by Will Nesbitt, Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage. (Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria) over 8 years ago

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