Celebrities make news for the oddest reason. From Miss Perry’s controversial cleavage revealing appearance in Sesame Street to her soon-to-be-husband Russel Brand’s “most sober stag party in history,” people will find anything and everything to comment about. My post is rather tame in comparison since I am looking at the pre-marriage shopping expedition the couple went on a few weeks ago, which ended in Perry & Russel buying a penthouse in New York City.
Fashion maverick Katy Perry and (with all due respect) ghostly looking–Russell Brand are due to get married sometime in October. As part of their collective wedding trousseau they went and bought a penthouse in NYC. Yes, I know “trousseau” isn’t quite the appropriate word here but you get the idea, don’t you?
Now, this trivia about the couple buying this New York apartment as a wedding asset is purely a conjecture on my part. It may just be that they had too much money on their hands and ran out of ways to spend money. Come to think of it, there was some mention of the couple’s need to invest in real estate for minimizing tax liabilities in New York. Either way the end result is the same – they are the proud owners of a piece of property in the TriBeCa.
This 1,500 square feet duplex penthouse cost the couple $2,700,000. Gasp! Of course, I will gasp. That is no mean amount for me, even if it is nothing more than small change for the high and mighty folks of the celebrity kingdom. Anyway, this 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom accommodation is meant to function as an incredibly expensive “crash pad” for the couple whenever they are in New York. There is every indication that their much more palatial property in Los Angeles is where they will put out deeper roots.
Moving on to the aesthetics of the new apartment, I have to admit that it looks quite comfy and inviting. I particularly love the living room that is lined with book shelves. One feels like curling up in one of those relaxing armchairs with their favorite book. There are huge windows throughout the house and the master bedroom on the mezzanine floor appears bright and airy. The kitchen is suitably well equipped, although I can hardly imagine Miss Perry donning an apron and cooking meals for the family there.
And, the cherry on the icing is the private terrace that looks pretty appealing with its deck chairs. In a city where space comes at a high premium, it’s the sign of ultimate luxury to be able to afford so much for yourself.