After the recent rental offering of Frank Gehry’s New York penthouse at $60,000 per month, privileged class of renters or ‘super-renters’ who are willing to shell out a lot of dollars to be able to live in luxury and style, can now rent Kate Winslet’s Chelsea penthouse A at 532 W. 22nd St. for just $30,000. This exclusive rental offering came immediately after Kate Wilslet’s ex-husband and acclaimed English stage and film director Sam Mendes deeded his share of a multi-million dollar Chelsea apartment into ex-wife’s name. The couple, which announced their divorce in 2010, and have remained largely mum about the split-up, actually bought this duplex apartment in a 12-unit loft building, which was formerly the Eagle Warehouse for $4.9 million back in 2004. Interestingly, reports from the time of breakup indicates the Titanic actress was desperate to escape the ‘house-of-horror’, this Chelsea swank pad which had been their home for love and horrible fights since 2005.
Location: Penthouse A at 532 W. 22nd Street, Chelsea, New York.
Accommodation: This duplex penthouse at the Eagle Warehouse building, a 12-unit condominium that has only three lofts per floor, comes complete with 12 oversized corner windows, 11-foot ceilings, four lavish bedrooms, five bathrooms decked with floor-to-ceiling limestone, and a 1,700 square foot terrace.
The no-frills brick building is situated in the heart of the gallery district and is pretty much close to the High Line.
Sam Mendes who recently directed Daniel Craig as James Bond in ‘Skyfall’ and earlier directed his ex-wife Kate Winslet in ‘Revolutionary Road’ transferred his interest in the apartment to her, which could also mean the actress has plans to remain in New York City.
The Academy Award winning couple also avoided the ugly court battle of the custody of their child and their estimated joint fortune of about $45 million.
Interestingly, the rent of $30,000 for a celebrity home in New York is quite normal, as we have earlier seen some of the other homes like the Soho townhouse asking rent of $100,000, the Astor Suite at the Plaza in New York asking for $165,000 per month to become one of the most expensive rental home, and the apartment in the Waldrof Astoria tower on 50th East Street commanding $135,000 a month.
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