Vogue’s Global Editor-at-Large Hamish Bowles Lists Graceful Greenwich Village Duplex
The World of Interiors editor-in-chief and Vogue’s global editor-at-large Hamish Bowles is selling his elegant New York City duplex for $2.9 million. It comes as no surprise that Bowles’ Manhattan residence is intricately designed, detail-oriented, and timelessly fabulous.
While the tastemaker’s pre-war apartment boasts traditional interiors, they’re far from muted. The use of color, pattern, and texture makes a statement in every nook and cranny. Not to mention the antiques. It’s prime inspiration for those in love with a collected, maximalist look. A purple foyer welcomes guests into the home, with rooms of wallpaper and thick moldings promptly following.
The seller picked up the home in 2008, making his mark on the residence during his time here. It’s easy to imagine Bowles—who co-hosted the livestream for this year’s Met Gala—hosting prominent personalities for meals here, as he edited the floorplan to transform the second bedroom into a dining room.
An impressive living room with vaulted ceilings, a wood-burning fireplace, custom millwork, and enough bookshelf space to hold countless issues of Vogue, The World of Interiors, and Cottages & Gardens is another conversation starter. It’s easy to envision winter evenings spent mingling or unwinding inside the cover-worthy home, with the fire glowing with warmth. Upstairs, the primary suite awaits. Of course, Bowles has a walk-in closet to accommodate his no-doubt divine wardrobe.
Located at 45 East 9th Street, the duplex apartment positions you sweetly between Washington Square Park and Union Square. It sits in a building constructed in 1925 and converted into a co-op in 1958. Offering classic Manhattan luxury, the almost 100-year-old structure comes with a doorman and a rooftop garden, too. Chris Poore of Sotheby’s International Realty holds the stylish listing.