Saturday, December 3, 2011

Apartment for Rent: $100,000 per Month

WSJ has the details:
Step through the weathered front door of a 19th-century building on Lafayette Street in [New York City's] SoHo [district] and you face a window of blue water—a view into the depths of a 39-foot-long swimming pool.

It is an unusually edgy entrance—crafted by a filmmaker who is a master of the horror movie—to what is currently the most expensive residential home for rent in Manhattan.

The huge loft-like, 13,000-square-foot townhouse went on the market Wednesday for $100,000 a month furnished, or $50,000 a week, or $20,000 a night for short stays.

The building, once a 19th century power station, was transformed into a downtown-style palatial-size home with some intentionally rough edges by director Marcus Nispel and his wife, Dyan, who bought the apartment in 1996 for $1.75 million.

Mr. Nispel's films include remakes of famous horror movies, including "Friday the 13th," "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" and "Frankenstein." His latest major release was a new version of "Conan the Barbarian"last summer.


  1. Priced right.And as soon you pop your greedy dumb head out of the apartment you can smell the roses right from the street sewer.