Good goth almighty, look what fashion designer Zac Posen has done to the duplex model unit at 16 West 21st Street, the new nine-unit sliver building finishing up construction and hitting the market any minute now. The boutique building is a well-publicized collaboration between Posen and architect Morris Adjmi, the type of all-star (read: expensive) team that developers have been reluctant to assemble in recent years. Because the 14-story white-glass building has scaffolding up, the 8' windows aren't the stars of the show quite yet. So Posen went all out in staging the 2,700-square-foot, 3BR, 4BA, duplex (on floors 10 & 11). Risky? Well, with a marketing campaign featuring fornicating action figures, let's just say caution is not a concern at 16w21.
The model is available furnished, except for the artwork from Posen's personal collection (there are a lot of nudes hanging on the walls—not your typical non-offensive staging). Prices range from $1.8 million to $6 million, for a two-bedroom up to the triplex penthouse (all floorplans can be seen on our last post on the building), and the model will ask just over $4 million. According to reps, there are 500 people on the waiting list to get a private showing before the units hit the open market. Feel those 2007 vibes, baby! For those seeking a deeper read, The Real Deal chatted with Posen about his design inspiration. Digging it?