It’s no small feat to skip merrily through the sale of a luxury condo in Manhattan these days. But Tamara Mellon, co-founder of the swank Jimmy Choo shoe line, was able to move her Greenwich Village condo for $18.8 million after only about 60 days on the market, according to the RealDeal.
Of course, she had to be willing to let the price drop in order for a buyer and the condo to make the perfect pair. She originally tagged the 3,965-square-foot apartment with a starting sales price of $19.8 million, and ended up accepting $18.8 million from an anonymous buyer.
The fashion entrepreneur had purchased the three-bedroom, 3.5-bath spread in 2016 for around $18.4 million, so she didn’t exactly make a killing. But she did come out a few steps ahead.
But limited time on the market also has value, so the quick sale of the designer pad can be considered a success. The eighth-floor unit with 1,264 square feet of private outdoor space (balconies and decks) is quite in demand in Manhattan, and apparently was of great value to the buyer.
And the posh development must have also been a draw. The unit is part of Greenwich Lane, a collection of five unique addresses and five townhouses that take up almost an entire block in the West Village. Homeowners in the complex enjoy ritzy amenities such as yoga and spa treatment rooms, a 25-meter indoor pool with a hot tub, a high-end golf simulator, and a spacious residents’ lounge.
There’s also a dining room with a chef’s kitchen and separate catering kitchen, a 21-seat screening room, playroom, courtyard with fountain, extra storage, and lobbies with 24/7 staffing.
The development was completed in 2013, but Mellon has obviously spent a bit of time updating it since then, if nowhere else than in her massive closet, which accommodates an extensive footwear collection. Really, can you ever have too many pairs of black boots? Not in this shoe heaven.
Other luxe features include wood floors, a huge great room with high ceiling, and floor-to-ceiling windows and glass doors, which feature views of Greenwich Village on two sides.
In fact, most of the rooms in the unit, including some baths, have walls of windows and doors that look out onto remarkable views of the city.
Along with a dining area in the great room, the home has an eat-in kitchen, featuring an island with seating and a breakfast area (also with views). And the professional-grade, stainless-steel appliances would make any chef’s mouth water.
Mellon co-founded the iconic shoe company with designer Jimmy Choo himself in 1996, but parted ways with him in 2011. She then started her own eponymous Tamara Mellon shoe line. The Real Deal reports that Mellon also owns a Manhattan penthouse duplex measuring 7,140 square feet, which is currently on the market for $25 million.