One multimillionaire will be moving into Sting's lavish New York City penthouse at the end of this year, where every little thing is magic (or just, like, pretty cool).
The stylish duplex, which occupies both the 16th and 17th floor of the prestigious 15 Central Park West landmark building designed by Robert A.M. Stern, was recently sold for $50 million (just shy of its $56M asking price).
The Police frontman and his producer-director wife Trudie Styler purchased the 5,400 square foot unit in 2008 for $27M. The couple then brought in architect Lee F. Mindel of Shelton, Mindel & Associates, to unify the previously separate apartments, according to 6sqft. Mindel installed not one but two sculptural spiral staircases and a double-sided gas fireplace that was inspired by the Fibonacci spiral (or "golden ratio".)
Befitting an 80s rock icon, there are plenty of colorful avant garde accents: large format surrealist art pieces backlit in neon lights; a white and red Henrik Thor-Larsen midcentury "Ovalia" egg chair; a lipstick-red velvet couch and a smattering of primary color throw pillows and cushions.
Otherwise, the home has a very luxurious and neutral palette, particularly in the kitchen (white glass subway tile and a marble-topped kitchen island surrounded by white Bertoia chairs), the master bath suite (with a sauna, salt-and-honey colored marble tub, and picture window) and the landscaped 400-square-foot limestone and wrought iron terrace (with 44 feet of frontage overlooking Central Park).
According to Page Six, despite the "prestige of living at 15 CPW" Sting and Trudie Styler found the building "too stuffy", and are reportedly moving into Stern's new limestone-clad 66-story building at 220 Central Park South, which won't be ready until next year but has already garnered the nickname the "billionaires' bunker" — for its $200 million-plus penthouse purchased by hedge fund titan Ken Griffin.
View more listing photos and details over on Corcoran.