Friday, April 18, 2008

Brooke Astor's Apartment

The late Brooke Astor's famous (notorious as of late ) NYC apartment has been put on the market with a huge asking price of $46 million. Decorated by Sister Parrish with later updates by her partner Albert Hadley ( such as the famous library), this showcased the lived-in english country look Sister was known for. Here are a few pictures I was able to find of her apartment and of the library in particular.her beautiful bedroom
turquoise and pink dining room by Sister


the famous lacquered library by Albert Hadley


lower level sitting room - i love that leather kneeling bench!

It really looks like a cozy country home, other than the fabulous views over NY from those numerous terraces! The apartment is palatial at the top 2 stories of a snooty coop on Park Avenue -it combined Mr. Astor's apartment with Brooke's mother's apartment below following her death. Must be nice............

5 comments:

pve design said...

I only hope that the buyer is not someone with equally good taste. "Money cannot buy good taste" - but it sure helps!

Be the change..... said...

Truer words have never been spoken, PVE! I see examples of it daily, lol. I am not sure if the apartment is being sold furnished or not -but I know it is being shown to possible buyers with the original furniture.

An Aesthete's Lament said...

FYI: Vincent Astor was dead before Brooke bought this apartment ... they were living on East End Avenue when he died ... she bought this a couple of years later ...

An Aesthete's Lament said...

Also, the dining room, if I am not mistaken, was designed by Hadley too. At least, that's what the Alfred Allen Lewis book states. Or is it the Petkanas volume?

Julia said...

Beautiful apartment, but... what is there to "love" about a leather kneeling bench???