A penthouse with “unparalleled style and sophistication” could only have an owner with the same sensibilities.
Anderson Cooper’s apartment is a former manufacturing space completely transformed into a sleek bachelor pad by the talk-show host and CNN news anchor. According to property records, Cooper bought the home in 2005 for $2.48 million. With his renovations completed, the two-floor penthouse was recently listed for sale in the Garment District for $3.75 million.
Filled with custom touches — from a Lustron lighting system and multi-room surround sound to aged Chambord oak floors and etched glass detailing — Cooper’s home has about 3,100 square feet of living space, two bedrooms and two bathrooms. A landscaped deck with gas grill adds an additional 1,700 square feet.
The first floor holds the master suite with attached master bath, which features limestone and teak flooring, a claw-foot soaking tub and large shower.
Up a floating staircase, the gourmet kitchen leads to an open dining area and living room with wood-burning fireplaces and views of downtown Manhattan.
Cooper is likely selling because he no longer needs the space. He purchased another converted loft, a former firehouse, in the West Village for $4.3 million in 2010 and has spent most of the year restoring the 1906 Fire Patrol #2 residence. Cooper also owns two vacation homes in the Hamptons on Long Island, including one that belonged to the late Oscar-winning screenwriter Budd Schulberg. Cooper purchased Schulberg’s home in early January 2012 for $1.7 million.
While Cooper’s work has taken him across the globe, he clearly put down roots in the area where he grew up. The son of heiress and designer Gloria Vanderbilt, Cooper spent his childhood in the Big Apple.
Photos courtesy of Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate.