An Interior Designer’s Brilliant Manhattan Penthouse Relists with a $1M Price Increase

Acclaimed designer Alfredo Paredes just raised the price of his East Village duplex penthouse by $1 million. Originally listed in September of this year for $7.95 million, the two-bedroom abode receives excellent light and offers beautiful views of St. Marks Church in-the-Bowrey. It also has the rare allure of reflecting Paredes’ sought-after taste, which rose to fame during his career of over 30 years as an executive at Ralph Lauren. There, he created some of the brand’s most well-known spaces, but these days Paredes has moved on and is all about his own eponymous design studio.

It’s hard to look at this penthouse without imagining being on a European island or coastal villa somewhere. Paredes did take inspiration from his travels to devise the warm atmosphere brimming with unique details. The designer shared with Mansion Global that he drew inspiration from Rome and Amsterdam, as well as from the work of Axel Vervoordt.

With arched windows, reclaimed wood ceilings, and a mix of cozy neutrals, the spaces whisk you away to a world of tranquility with the bustle of New York City always close by. The great room anchors the home with a large fireplace, mirrored by vast windows and doors leading to the 1,000-square-foot terrace. Meticulous pre-war details are also found throughout, tying in the space’s historic charm with updated finishes.

While some New York abodes are rather tight, the open floor plan, high ceilings, and focus on indoor/outdoor living create a beautiful airiness here. Chris Kann of The Corcoran Group holds the captivating listing, now asking $8.95 million.