Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Award-Winning Flats - a Steal at $21 Million

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Award-Winning Flats - a Steal at $21 Million

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LONDON architects are now spreading their creative genius across the globe. John Simpson, 50, from Belsize Park - who became famous for designing the neoclassical Paternoster Square at the request of Prince Charles - will today be awarded the 2007 Palladio Award for Architecture, writes Mira Bar-Hillel.

Simpson's New York flats have broken price records, with penthouses, the size of garden squares, going for $21 million dollars. Mr Simpson's flats make up the Carhart Mansion, in Manhattan's ultra-glitzy Carnegie Hill neighbourhood, a stone's throw from Fifth Avenue and Central Park.

The new building stands between two Big Apple landmarks, the Carhart Building designed in 1913 by the classical architect Horace Trumbauer, and the Fabbri Mansion next door, designed by Grosvenor Atterbury in 1914. The building was designed in the classical style to stand alone, not replicate the buildings either side.

One of the apartments, over three floors and totalling an enormous 14,550sq ft with a 1,720sq ft private garden, has been sold for $21 million. …

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