Staten Island megamansions defy logic (and taste) in the latest from Curbed NY...
1) Turtle Bay: Mary-Kate Olsen and her older beau Olivier Sarkozy laid down $13.5 million for a gilded mansion in Midtown. Their new love nest has five bedrooms, a hall of mirrors, a ball-room, and a rooftop exercise pool. All the photos are over here.
2) West Chelsea: Here's the first peek at the bonkers penthouse designed by starchitect Norman Foster at his in-progress luxury building overlooking the Hudson River. Therein, a 61-foot-long lap pool, just part of its 4,000-square-feet of private outdoor space.
3) Staten Island: An insane $3.5 million medieval
castle awaits its prince, with features that include hand-painted ceilings, porcelain-tile floors, inlaid medallions, massive French doors, an overwhelming number of drapes and tapestries, and a clawfoot tub. Don't forget the 700-gallon aquarium in the grand foyer.
4) Tribeca: Ever want to live in the city but hold onto some bucolic vibe? The Federal-style house built in 1828 that hit the market this week might do the drink. The insanely charming 3BA/2BA has six wood-burning fireplaces, exposed beams, and arched dormers.
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