Italian Investor’s Penthouse at NYC’s Hotel des Artistes Is Asking $19M

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The penthouse at New York City’s illustrious, nearly 100-year-old Hotel des Artistes has been listed with a $19 million price tag, according to press materials.

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Owned by Jean “Johnny” Pigozzi, an Italian investor and heir to the French Simca automobile brand, the 5,377-square-foot charismatic residence, designed by Italian architect and designer, Ettore Sottsass, was last available 30 years ago.

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Pigozzi, an avid art collector, has accumulated the world’s largest collection of contemporary African art, some of which is displayed throughout the three-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bathroom penthouse. It is unknown whether the art will be included in the sale.

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A double-height great room, adjoined to the dining room, on the first level offers views of Central Park through its 15-foot-high windows, the listing states.

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There is also a guest bedroom suite, a chef’s kitchen, a powder room, and a bathroom on this floor.

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On the second level, a bedroom, with two bathrooms and a dressing room, lead out to a balcony that overlooks the great room.

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The master suite, with dual dressing rooms, a media room, a kitchenette, and two bathrooms, is located upstairs on the third level; along with a study that overlooks an 827-square-foot private terrace.

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Pigozzi told Bloomberg that he sometimes lent the penthouse to famed friends, such as Mick Jagger.

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Built by Walter Russell, a self-taught painter, sculptor, musician, and educator, in 1917 as an artist’s cooperative apartment, the 18-story Hotel des Artistes was designed in the neo-Gothic style by George M. Pollard.

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Amenities include a pool, two workout rooms, a squash court, and a roof garden. The Leopard at Des Artistes restaurant is located on the first floor.

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The listing at 1 W 67th Street is held by Deborah Grubman and David Adler of Corcoran and Roberta Golubock and Mark Thomas Amadei of Sotheby’s.

Images courtesy of Sotheby’s International Realty

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