As a world-renowned fashion designer, Kate Spade created everything from statement clothing to timeless accessories. While the pieces continue to be worn by millions today, it’s no surprise to see that the Manhattan apartment where she lived her final years is the epitome of her unique style. With a listing price of nearly $6.4 million, there’s not much the home doesn’t offer. Let’s take a look inside her home at the Prewar Park Avenue co-op.
At three bedrooms and five bathrooms, the 3,000-square-foot home boasts up-scale living. The high, ten-foot ceilings create a feeling of openness throughout the apartment, a rare find in many New York City complexes. With views looking out onto the East and North side of park avenue, you get to envelop yourself with natural light and enjoy the greenery from nearby Central Park.
Walking through the front door, you’ll be greeted in a wide, octagonal foyer with white French paneling reaching the midway point on the walls. As the white walls contrasting with the rich, natural hardwood floors and black doors with crystal knobs, you truly begin to see the classic elegance Kate Spade maintained throughout her home. The foyer opens up into the expansive, jaw-dropping living room featuring a wood burning fireplace as the focal point. With double French doors on either side, leading into the dining room and red-accented study, this apartment is truly an entertainer’s paradise.
The kitchen spotlights a black and white, marble, checkered floor with white cabinetry accented by stainless steel appliances. A subway tile backsplash runs along the length of the cabinets creating a juxtaposition with the bare, white walls. A breakfast nook is located by a large, six-pane window, tying in the black and white flooring with a similarly styled built-in bench.
It’s clear that Kate Spade wanted her apartment to truly feel like a home in the heart of bustling Manhattan and her home style reflected that. Her apartment embodies the unique New York style she was known for while incorporating class elements throughout.