Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban are famous for their real estate buying spree and they have residential assets all over the world including penthouse pad in Sydney, a mansion in Nashville, TN, a contemporary apartment in a high profile section of Beverly Hills, and 100+ acre spread outside Sydney.
After having acquired a duplex apartment with a cool sky garage designed by Annabelle Selldorf in New York’s West Chelsea building not too many months ago, Nicole Kidman is all set to haul her older property in Far West Village on the real estate market – not with the purpose of selling it but simply leasing out to anyone who’s got $45,000 per month lying around in petty cash.
This stunning glass-wrapped building at 176 Perry Street Building was designed by “architect-to-the-stars” Richard Meier. It was bought by Ms. Kidman in 2003 for $8 million. Anybody who chooses to live here will command panoramic views of the Hudson River and gets to rub shoulders with neighbors like droolicious Hugh Jackman, designer Calvin Klein, celebrity chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, hotelier Ian Schrager, and Martha Stewart’s daughter, Alexis.
Ms. Kidman’s condo is spread over 3,785 square feet and has three bedrooms and three and a half bedrooms. The egg shaped tub in the bathroom with floor to ceiling interior windows seems to have caught everyone’s fancy since you can gaze at the Hudson skyline while soaking lazily in it.
The living room is massive and it stretches across the full width of the building. There’s also a south-facing balcony which may not be the most peaceful place to settle down with the morning newspaper since it is open to all the sounds of the traffic from the main road.
The deluxe kitchen tucked in a cozy little corner has marble and walnut and marble counter tops along with the latest gadgets one expects to find in a celebrity house. In addition, the new occupant of the house also gets to play with audio-visual and lighting systems and even sunshades that are controlled by remote.
Although the duplex reminds you of a fishbowl with its wraparound windows, I have to admit that it’s a pretty livable space. The décor has been done up in shades of whites, grays, and browns with a splash of black here and there. To some it may be a tad bit too sterile, but no doubt it is comfortable.