Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson are couple goals for everyone dreaming of that whirlwind summer romance. The singer and the SNL funnyman started dating in May, got engaged a few weeks later, and purchased a swank West Chelsea apartment–all before July even started.
Pete told Jimmy Fallon on a recent Tonight Show appearance, “I feel like I won a contest,” when asked about being engaged to Ariana. She has already teased a new song, “Pete,” about, “this love that I’m in.”
The happy couple, who have been pictured lately shopping and holding hands around New York, paid $16 million for a chevron-shaped condo on the High Line.
One of the last finished buildings of the late Pritzker Prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid, the chic condo is all curves. Ariana and Pete can cook together in their highly-curated, top-of-the-line kitchen, or watch Pete’s favorite flick, “Good Time,” starring Robert Pattinson, in the private IMAX theatre. It is a cinematic marvel for any apartment to have. It reportedly cost a half-million-dollars to construct.
The pair will have plenty of room for wedding gifts too: there’s on-site storage inspired by a Swiss bank vault. Plus, in a city where keeping a car can be a challenge, the integrated parking deck is a luxury in itself.
In a class of high-end condos where promoting wellness is an amenity theme, this building includes a juice bar, fitness center, and 75-foot sky-lit pool. There is also a private reservable spa suite that may interest this amorous pair.
Ariana and Pete’s unit has five bedrooms and four-and-a-half baths. The master connects to an en-suite walk-in closet with dressing room. The master bath is done in Nero Marquinia marble with a freestanding six-foot sculptural bathtub.
The white oak hardwoods add warmth to the main living area, while the 9-foot retractable wall-to-wall windows provide those artsy high-line views. This boutique building appears to have everything two young trend-setters need.
Cynics may decry the speed of Ariana and Pete’s engagement–the camera-ready PDA, her $93,000 ring, or the tribute ink they’ve gotten for each other at Chinatown’s No Idols Tattoo Shop–but they’ve both seen darker days and been hurt before. What’s different this time? Laughter was the spark of their attraction–according to the word on the street.
Is it crazy to move into a space-age luxury condo with someone you’ve only dated for two months? Maybe. But as the Spanish poet, Pedro Calderon de la Barca, once said, “When love is not madness, it is not love.”