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Boasting quintessential Central Park views, this apartment was purchased over 45 years ago by legendary fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent and his partner Pierre Berge.
Photo: Corcoran

Yves Saint Laurent’s Manhattan Pied-à-Terre Lists for $1.8 Million

Designed by architect Daniel Romualdez, the one-bedroom unit is perched on the 38th floor of the Pierre Hotel

The Pierre rises above Central Park. Photo: Wikimedia commons

This jewel box of an apartment in Manhattan’s storied Pierre Hotel once belonged to late fashion icon Yves Saint Laurent, who bought it as a pied-à-terre in the 1970s with his partner, Pierre Bergé. Years later, the power couple purchased two additional units on the same floor and combined them, with the idea being to add this third, smaller, unit eventually. Yet with the pair spending the vast majority of their time in France, that plan never materialized. And now that both men have passed, the executor of their estate—Madison Cox—is listing the one-bedroom unit for $1.8 million.

Designed by A-list architect Daniel Romualdez, the 600-square-foot residence is perched on the 38th floor of the legendary Upper East Side building, which dates to 1930. (Romualdez was also the mastermind behind the 2016 refresh of the hotel’s elaborate ground-floor rotunda.) There are 77 co-op units and 190 hotel rooms and suites across the property, and permanent residents have access of lavish hotel perks, among them 24-hour doormen, concierge services, in-room dining, and valet parking.

As for the unit itself, the main living area boasts sweeping Central Park vistas, which are complemented by high ceilings and crown molding. To please his client, Romualdez equipped the space with a trio of custom closets, a gorgeous marble bath, and a kitchenette. But best of all may be the  bedroom, which is located on a corner and features western and northern exposures plus a bespoke wood-paneled dressing room befitting an apartment many times larger.

The unit is listed with Michael Soheil of Corcoran.

The living area. Photo: Corcoran

The wood-paneled dressing room. Photo: Corcoran

Cover: Boasting quintessential Central Park views, this apartment was purchased over 45 years ago by legendary fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent and his partner Pierre Berge.
Photo: Corcoran

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