Pop diva Madonna has put her Manhattan apartment that she has owned for decades on the market. The Material Girl is asking $23.5 million for her six-bedroom, eight-bathroom, 6,000 square foot palace in the Upper West Side at Harperly Hall at 41 Central Park West. Madonna bought the duplex in the 80s with her Academy Award winning husband Sean Penn. If the walls had mouths, they would certainly have some stories about goings on in this Manhattan luxury apartment. Their passionate and tumultuous relationship saw Madonna at one point being ushered off to the hospital after being hit in the head with a baseball bat by Penn.
The apartment has grown since then. Madonna divorced Penn and bought the adjacent suites, making it the size it is today. It was completely repainted and redecorated as well. The Art Deco theme of the apartment was the work of her younger brother, interior designer Christopher Ciccone. It was featured in Architectural Digest in 1991.
The apartment has 110 feet of frontage on Central Park West, ten-foot ceilings with French doors leading to Juliet balconies on the park. Her master suite features a luxurious marble bathroom with Moorish arches, a steam shower and claw-foot tub. There are five fire-burning fireplaces, a dining area overlooking the park, and for those moments of reflection, a library. It is currently exclusively marketed by Brown Harris Stevens.
The lighting makes it perfect for hanging priceless paintings. Madonna used to keep an original Picasso above the fax machine in her office, but it’s safe to assume that she is taking that with her to her current address.
After over 30 years of inhabiting and upgrading her palace, Madonna is ready to move on, to her Georgian townhouse, where she spends most of her time. But you can tell that over the years she had put a lot of love and energy into her Manhattan luxury apartment, turning it into a work of art in its own right. It’s perfect for anyone who desires abundant space filled by the warm caress of a stylish superstar.
Madonna is one of the highest paid female entertainers in the world. She is estimated to be worth $650 million according to Forbes. But her success never came easy; she started from humble origins and danced, sang, acted, directed, wrote and produced her way to fame, wealth and international prominence. How many people can say that they’re living in the material world where a star once rose to fame?
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