New York Knicks All-Star Carmelo Anthony is a scoring machine. In 2014, he scored a $124 million contract from the Knicks. He officially scored his gorgeous wife La La in a 2010 wedding. He was the NBA’s scoring champion in 2013. He probably even scores in his sleep. And if he does, the 6’8″ forward will do it from an extra-long bed in his new $11 million Chelsea apartment—which he also recently scored. It’s nothing but net every time for “Melo.”
According to the New York Post, the full-floor condo at 508 West 24th Street is located in architect/developer Cary Tamarin’s new 10-story, 15-unit complex in West Chelsea’s Meatpacking District, overlooking the trendy High Line—a 1.45-mile-long linear park that replaced an old freight rail line. The building is designed in the spirit of West Chelsea’s industrial-era warehouses which have been transformed into trendy condos, art galleries, restaurants—creating one of Manhattan’s most desired neighborhoods.
Word on the mean streets suggests Anthony and La La nabbed two fifth floor apartments, which they will combine for one full-floor 4,556-square-foot home. Individual units feature private elevator access, 10-foot ceilings, expansive living and dining areas, white oak floors, and custom walnut and Calacatta Gold marble kitchens and bathrooms. Master bedroom suites include luxurious spa baths and private dressing rooms. The building also has a gym, rooftop terrace and ground floor retail space.
As a premier NBA shooter, Anthony finally pinpointed his home—where the action is. Anthony is familiar with intense action, as the franchise player carrying the Knicks nightly in the world’s most famous arena, Madison Square Garden. Anthony, who tested free agency after last season, hedged his bet—renting a Fifth Avenue apartment on Museum Mile reportedly for $29,000 per month—as he contemplated playing elsewhere. Once his franchise shopping concluded (re-signing with the Knicks), it was time to house hunt. He toured several penthouses, including downtown’s most expensive apartment atop SkyLofts. But he and La La eventually settled on the trendier Meatpacking area, where delicious restaurants rule and fashionable models and entertainers hang.
Anthony was the New York Knick’s sole representative at the 2015 All-Star Game (hosted at his MSG office), which will surely go down as the highlight of his season. Unfortunately for him, the Knicks season is a total disaster and his knee injury may end his season as well. At least he can rehab in his building’s new gym—that is, when the shame of the Knick’s abysmal season wears off. That will take a while, perhaps until next season. But at least he’s finally scored a permanent home. That’s worth more than another meaningless three-pointer in a lost season.