Today, the new issue of InStyle Home hits newstands, and provides in depth coverage of Mariah Carey’s triplex penthouse. Having over 12,000 square feet, the best-selling singer has filled the Tribeca spread with many possessions.
Learn all about what it feels like to own Marilyn Monroe’s chipped white baby grand piano, or have a Hello Kitty bathroom.
“Lindsay Lohan, Sean Lennon and I had a jam session in there the other night, they were obsessed with my Hello Kitty bathroom.”
After unsuccessfully trying to get into a Central Park West co-op, Ms. Carey designed her own unique living space downtown. Here’s how The Observer reported the deal in 1999.
But the diva abandoned her uptown options for a make-your-own penthouse triplex at Franklin Tower, a 17-story condo redevelopment near Church Street that started life in 1931 as the Corn Exchange Bank. According to real estate sources, Ms. Carey entered into a contract for the building’s $5.5 million penthouse in late June. The deal — which won’t be finalized until the completion of construction — is for a 5,000-square-foot full-floor unit, with an additional 600 feet of duplex space above. By late 1999, when work on the building is slated to be finished, the penthouse will include four bedrooms, 4.5 baths and, of course, a Sub-Zero refrigerator. Ms. Carey is also in contract for $3.5 million on the full-floor unit below the penthouse, sources said — bringing her total expenditure to $9 million.
– Michael Calderone