Fredrik Eklund, star of Bravo’s Million Dollar Listings New York, has an affinity for eyeing luxury properties for his celebrity clients (Jennifer Lopez, John Legend, Sarah Jessica Parker among many others) and for himself. Most recently, Eklund zeroed in on and acquired one of five penthouses at 1 Seaport Plaza Residences in New York City.
What makes this penthouse in this building so special? Quite frankly, my dear, everything. With the architectural wizardry of Goldstein, Hill and West, the acclaimed Architectural Digest (AD100) designer S. Russell Groves and Co. adds his fingerprints to every interior and exterior inch of this 60 story, 98 unit crown jewel. A two story entrance garage and lobby with an adjoining terrace and 24-hour concierge services welcome residents and guests into complete privacy surrounded by New York’s New Downtown. Within walking distance are the largest concentration of 19th C commercial buildings, Jean Georges Vongerichter’s new 40,000 sq. ft. food hall, 1 World Trade Center, Brookfield Plaza, iPic Theaters, the Occhus transportation hub, and an architecturally distinguished riverfront promenade featuring superior dining and shopping experiences.
Inside this luxurious building are two full amenity floors overlooking the Hudson River that offer hydrotherapy, steam room and teak detailed sauna facilities, pool and an exclusive partnership with FitLor and its dedicated wellness portfolio of fitness concierge, on-call spinning and training sessions, and a la carte private culinary services with personal meal delivery and in-home chefs. Children and adult activity spaces live on the same floor adjacent to each other.
Eklund’s penthouse space features views that span 5 bridges, two waterways, yacht regattas, architectural landmarks past and present from triple paired floor to ceiling glass walls and balconies. The interior living areas boast 11 foot ceilings, hand stained oak flooring, a curated Gaggenau appliance package, gold Calcutta marble fixtures with brass accents and a master bath with grey limestone walls from the shower to the custom walnut vanity and mirror and a freestanding tub. The price tag for this +1,900 square foot penthouse is $4.6M. (And, by the way, there are only two of the five penthouses still available.)
Eklund announced the purchase of his latest acquisition just a week after announcing that he and Real Housewives of New York’s Bethenny Frankel are launching a new show for the fall on Bravo. The working title for that joint effort is Bethenny’s and Frederick’s Property Project whereby the two dynamos will follow reality stars and their “ups and downs of scouting, buying and designing multimillion dollar properties.”
No need to worry that Eklund’s Million Dollar Listings New York is going anywhere. Eklund is a cumulative kind of guy…just as he adds luxurious properties to his investment portfolio, he adds creative, collaborative challenges to his professional expressions and endeavors. Hear how Fredrik got his own real estate business off the ground in one of our most popular interviews ever!