Everything Here Looks Frosted

This over-the-top midtown penthouse attempts to look luxurious through gratuitous use of shiny materials (but we're not so sure it's working). The floors are granite, and the living room is decorated with metallic-looking couches and shiny lamps. To be fair, the listing says the penthouse condo is "the model of elegance and sophistication" with its 24-hour doorman, built in cappuccino and espresso maker, "Venetian plaster" and automated shades. The 2,950-square-foot condo, at 60 East 55th Street, is asking $11.95 million for three bedrooms and three baths (and access to "Manhattan's most exclusive private social club," the Core Club). [gallery]

This over-the-top midtown penthouse attempts to look luxurious through gratuitous use of shiny materials (but we’re not so sure it’s working). The floors are granite, and the living room is decorated with metallic-looking couches and shiny lamps.

To be fair, the listing says the penthouse condo is “the model of elegance and sophistication” with its 24-hour doorman, built in cappuccino and espresso maker, “Venetian plaster” and automated shades.

The 2,950-square-foot condo, at 60 East 55th Street, is asking $11.95 million for three bedrooms and three baths (and access to “Manhattan’s most exclusive private social club,” the Core Club).

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