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Posted: 15 Apr 10, 13:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

From New York magazine (http://nymag.com/realestate/features/65221/).

425 EAST 58TH STREET
The Facts: A three-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath co-op.
Asking Price: $4.35 million.
Maintenance: $5,802 per month.
Agent: Jessica Ushan, Brown Harris Stevens.

The comfy beige décor in this 43rd-floor Sutton Place apartment—not to mention Sutton Place itself—is a delightful incongruity when you picture its famous former resident. But it’s true: Freddie Mercury, the insanely flamboyant front man of Queen, bought this place as his Manhattan pied-à-terre in the early eighties. It’s in the Sovereign, a 1974 co-op, and (as you’d expect) the apartment looked a little different when Mercury lived there, with floor-to-ceiling mirrors everywhere and silver-gray satin walls. According to Freddie Mercury: An Intimate Memoir by the Man Who Knew Him Best, by his assistant, Peter Freestone, Mercury considered dozens of apartments before settling on this one, primarily because he was taken with its views of seven bridges and the city’s Art Deco skyscrapers. Nobody seems to remember how much he paid, but the current owner, who bought it from Mercury’s estate in 1992, a year after the singer’s death, is asking $4.35 million.




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Posted: 20 Apr 10, 06:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

OOOOooooooHhhhhhhh!!!!! I want his apartment!!!!!    :))))))))))))))))))))

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Posted: 20 Apr 10, 06:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Information, like how much was paid by Freddie when he purchased his 43rd floor 'pied- a- terre' is a matter of public record & so "Nobody remembering how much he paid" is kind of a moot point when all you have to do is go to the Manhatten record dept. I'm sure any real estate agent worth his/her salt would want that little nugget of information. You'd think anyway. The description from New York magazine has it smaller than Peter Freestone's description. He refers to 4BR ,5 bath,and a  den so someone did some juggling somewhere. It was not "flamboyant". It had been owned by Congressman or senator Gray who had done the walls all in grey pinstripe mens suiting and one bedroom and closet was  mirrored by the previous owner.The dining room was silver grey wallpaper. Freddie bought it from his widow and didn't change a thing . There were no " floor to ceiling mirrors everywhere". Freddie loved the bridges and the views but he never put his own personal stamp on the place.No beautiful laquered Japanese boxes, no intricate,colourful kimonos, inlaid parquets,just blah grey, the same the day he walked out ,as the day he'd walked in.How un- Freddie-like!


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Posted: 20 Apr 10, 08:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'd love to have it, but let's face it, $5,802 per month maintenance is too much.

$5800 I could live with, but anything more than that is a deal-breaker.  :)

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Posted: 20 Apr 10, 12:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I bet that if you search really hard you could find tons of Freddy's DNA there.

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Posted: 20 Apr 10, 18:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

We need to clone him so we can punish him for Body Language


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Posted: 22 Apr 10, 00:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Elaine C. Crossland wrote: Information, like how much was paid by Freddie when he purchased his 43rd floor 'pied- a- terre' is a matter of public record & so "Nobody remembering how much he paid" is kind of a moot point when all you have to do is go to the Manhatten record dept. I'm sure any real estate agent worth his/her salt would want that little nugget of information. You'd think anyway. The description from New York magazine has it smaller than Peter Freestone's description. He refers to 4BR ,5 bath,and a  den so someone did some juggling somewhere. It was not "flamboyant". It had been owned by Congressman or senator Gray who had done the walls all in grey pinstripe mens suiting and one bedroom and closet was  mirrored by the previous owner.The dining room was silver grey wallpaper. Freddie bought it from his widow and didn't change a thing . There were no " floor to ceiling mirrors everywhere". Freddie loved the bridges and the views but he never put his own personal stamp on the place.No beautiful laquered Japanese boxes, no intricate,colourful kimonos, inlaid parquets,just blah grey, the same the day he walked out ,as the day he'd walked in.How un- Freddie-like!

The NYC apartment cost Freddie $750,000 (USD) per "Freddie's Millions (BBC Liquid Assets)."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvwdcoEJQ_k

What is now the media room was once a bedroom.  When Freddie owned the apartment there were four bedrooms, each with its own full bath, and one half bath.

Now there are 3 bedrooms/3 full baths, 1 media room w/ 1 full bath, and a half bath.


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Posted: 21 Dec 12, 17:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Who is the current owner? Has this apartment been sold yet?

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Posted: 23 Dec 12, 06:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just remember, there are a lot of hidden costs involved. Do you know what it costs to clean out all the cocaine-residue? Also, never ever put a blacklight in that apartment. You might not like what you see...


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