A penthouse perched atop Escala, a sleek residential tower in downtown Seattle, where the lead character of “Fifty Shades of Grey” was said to live, has come onto the market for $11.5 million.
The 5,170-square-foot residence includes three bedrooms, three full bathrooms, one partial bath, a spacious living and dining area, a chef’s kitchen and a media room. Rest assured, there is no”red room” as featured in the books and films.
E.L. James, the book’s author, described billionaire Christian Grey’s home as having some of the same aspects of this penthouse—spectacular views, walls of floor-to-ceiling windows, a large wraparound terrace, glass and marble countertops, hardwood floors, massive walk-in closets, a soaking tub and a private elevator vestibule.
Although the movie adaptation of the book was not filmed inside Escala, the crew shot the view from the top of the building, and the building’s exterior was used in the film, too, according to Scott Wasner of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty, who listed the penthouse two weeks ago.
The apartment’s biggest selling point lies in its desirable location and size, Mr. Wasner said.
Additionally, the condo tower offers a slew of luxurious amenities, including 24-hour concierge, a pool with spa, a gym with yoga studio, theater, catering kitchen and private dining.
The current owner used a trust to purchase the unit for $8 million in November 2016, property records show.
If the penthouse sells at its asking price, the return of investment will be almost 44%.