There are now four famous Whitmans: Poet Walt ; Mr. Potato Head Exec Turned Luckiest Start-up CEO ever (eBay) Meg ; Dick (Don Draper’s not his real name) Whitman of Mad Men shame; and a reclaimed fabric showroom and plumbing union headquarters on Madison Park newly annointed as the future condo home of Chelsea and Mark.
According to the New York Observer:
“The Whitman, at 12 East 26th Street, is just the kind of old-fashioned with lots of new-fangled bells and whistles luxury product that has had buyers frothing at the mouth these days. To wit, 15 Central Park West, 18 Gramercy Park and 135 East 79th Street. A brand new or gut-renovated building molded into classically-styled condos on a Park is a fail-safe residential development play in Manhattan. No one relishes dealing with the awkwardness of kitchenside maids’ rooms pre remodeling job or blue hairs on a co-op board. Nor is townhouse living for everyone. Ditto industrial chic—a painfully played out trend if we ever saw one. Especially not those who have spent eight of their formative years living in the uber-traditional White House.”–New York Observer
The $5,000 square foot apartment has four bedrooms, 6½ bathrooms, a home office, media room and a family room that overlooks the park, according to the Post. The five-story building features an apartment on each floor with a keypad elevator for privacy and security.
With the help of British Designer Kelly Hoppen who did the finishes, The Whitman beautifully blends clean modernism with “Yes, It’s Worth The Money” New York glamour. She is known for loving beige, designing for the Beckhams and having a comfortably opulent style.