Fashion VIP Kobi Halperin is saying goodbye to Cooper Square.
The former Elie Tahari creative chief left his position as creative director at Kenneth Cole last year to launch his own clothing line, and it appears that he’s in the market for a new apartment to go along with his new gig.
Mr. Halperin has sold his Noho penthouse at 52-62 Cooper Square to new owners 52-62 Cooper Square 52-54 LLC, who paid the full $15.5 million listing price for the beautifully decorated Piero Lissoni-designed apartment.
The very chic, very minimalist duplex doesn’t exactly have the most comfortable, homey vibe, but it’s stunning nonetheless. The four-bedroom, 3.5-bath condo spans 4,916 square feet, and features Italian white limestone throughout–the Boffi-designed open kitchen has a 15-foot white Caeserstone countertop.
Accessible through a private keyed elevator, the penthouse has a nearly 1,000 square foot living room with a wood-burning fireplace and 10’ ceilings. To go along with theme, the furniture features a lot of sharp edges and the whole white-and-beige color palette seems pretty intimidating for doing anything besides drinking a glass of water. There’s a glass staircase that leads upstairs, where one can find the master suite, which has custom California closets (of course) and a wall with no less than twelve Eastern facing windows. The master bath has a rain showerhead, double sinks, and a floating Corian bathtub.
Erin Wheelock, Matthew Tully, Parish Pradhan at Keller Williams shared the listing for the Carl Fischer Building apartment, which the fashion guru purchased for $3.92 million in 2004. While we’re not sure exactly who the buyer(s) behind 52-62 Cooper Square 52-54 LLC is, but Mr. Pradhan told the Observer that they were very attracted to the outdoor terrace space—a 1,662 square foot private roof deck complete with a barbecue grill and a fresh water hot tub(!).