Moby's Tower, Estate of the Day
Say what you like about Moby's music, this is a man who likes design. Josh Barbanel of the NY Times recounted the story of his adventures at 300 Central Park West. The last property we looked at from the music man had a minimalist quality but this one is far more traditional to, as Moby put it "honor the Art Deco spirit of the building."
He bought the two-bedroom tower apartment for $4.5 million in September 2005. The apartment is spread out over four levels and has terraces with terra cotta tiles, stone parapets and of course, mega views. Moby lived in the space for a while and then embarked on a 14-month odyssey of renovation. With the help of interior designer, Sara Bengur, he turned the home into his ideal. And then, as so often happens, he decided to move.
There's lots to love here. The views, the terraces, the living room with a working fireplace, the opportunity to getaway from whoever you are living with simply by switching floors. Unfortunately there's no elevator here so if you want this place you better have the legs for it. But your $7.5 million buys you a truly unique place. After the jump, my favorite level is the third floor which has a cherry paneled library, a spiral staircase leading up to the fourth floor office and a wrap around crenellated terrace with 360 degree views.