“That’s one thing about my collection, it’s very traditional, but we put the modern in it,” fashion designer Pamella DeVos, the lady behind red-carpet regular Pamella Roland designs, explained in an interview during February’s final Bryant Park fashion week.
Architect Robert A.M. Stern is similarly lauded for his historically conscious designs that manage to meld the very traditional with the modern, making the Chatham–not only a Stern work but the one the 15 CPW architect chooses to call home himself–a natural choice for the designer.
The late bloomer, who clothed Dexter actress Julie Benz at last week’s Emmy Awards and Angelina Jolie at an August Salt premiere, and her husband, Daniel DeVos, the son of Amway billionaire Rich DeVos, have purchased a $3 million apartment at the Chatham at East 65th Street, next door to the 1,700-square-foot apartment they already own in the building.
Mr. DeVos, a Michigan-based investor and an owner of the NBA’s Orlando Magic, and his wife will likely be combining the two seventh-floor apartments into a spacious, 3,700-square-foot four-bedroom large enough to accommodate the couple and their two daughters and son. The seller was cloaked in an entity called the Alexis Trust, with Roberto and Migdalia Bonita as co-trustees.
The Corcoran listing, with Rolls-Royce straphanger Sharon Baum and David Enloe, trumpets the handsome building’s amenities, including a residents-only Equinox gym and spa as well as an in-building garage.
With the increased real estate portfolio, one wonders whether the designer, whose headquarters are in midtown west and whose spring show will premiere at the Whitney next Tuesday, will be making the fashion capital of the world a more permanent home.
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