Inside the $19.5 Million New York Duplex Where Beastie Boy Mike D grew up – Rob Report

    The double home of famed art collector, dealer, interior designer, and philanthropist Hester Diamond was recently listed for $19.5 million. Located in El Dorado’s iconic Art Deco building at 300 Central Park West on the Upper West Side of New York City, the residence is two compact units, 18 and 19 d, in which diamonds lived for more than half a century. Diamond also raised her family here, including sons David Diamond and Michael Diamond – the latter better known by his stage name Mike Dee, a founding member of the Beastie Boys.

    Diamond passed away in 2020 at the age of 91, and during her life she amassed an impressive collection of both modern and old artworks from the likes of Picasso, Mondrian, Rothko and de Kooning, among others. She designed the 6,300-square-foot home, including the large, sprawling, light-filled 29-foot-wide saloon to showcase her art collection, and her pieces were displayed in every room of her home. She is best known for her combination of colorful contemporary art and interior design with more classic art and decorative elements.

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    David said New York times That his upbringing, his friends say, lived in a museum. While the art and the diamond furnishings auction For a total of $26.7 million, the empty condo is one of the last remaining assets to be sold. The residence has six bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms, and features direct views of Central Park and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir from nearly every room. There is also 800 square feet of terrace space overlooking the garden.

    “It’s great for another art collector for two reasons; first and foremost, it has lots and lots of walls,” the Diamond brothers said in a statement. Rob’s report. “In a world where some people want the ‘all-glass’ look, what this apartment offers are plenty of places to display art on large walls, small walls and even areas in the entrance hall above the stairs, which are perfect for displaying sculptures. All this with unparalleled views and lighting Limited. It’s full of modular, museum-quality track lighting, so no matter what you put in it, you can light it up well.”

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    Professional grade stainless steel kitchen

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    Other features include a formal dining room connected to a custom luxury porcelain room; a hidden powder room located behind a hidden door; Washroom; and places for employees. Over the years, Diamond has used the additional bedrooms as a music room, which she dedicated to her son Mike’s success with the Beastie Boys. A future buyer, if they don’t need six bedrooms, can do the same with a flexible floor plan. There is also a colorful media room with coffered ceilings, a library, a fitness room, and an office. As noted, Diamond also installed art-focused lighting throughout the home, both in the living areas and in the long gallery hallway.

    Meanwhile, the kitchen made of stainless steel is quite stunning; It has professional appliances, a breakfast nook, a wine cooler, an ice maker, two sinks, and pops of red as accents for the stainless-steel cabinetry.

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    The long gallery full of art

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    Consider the house not only as a place to display art, but as an extension of the collection itself. There are some beautiful original architectural elements from the time the building was constructed in the 1930’s, such as the refurbished herringbone oak floors, stucco moldings, high ceilings, bay windows and more.

    Harold, Diamond’s husband, passed away in 1982, but they dedicated their lives together to collecting artwork – and this home reflects their passion. The property is jointly listed by Michael J. Franco of Compass and Amy Katcher or Corcoran.

    Check out more photos of the property below:

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    media room

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    the library

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    There is over 800 square feet of balcony.

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    The house overlooks Central Park.

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    The master suite has its own balcony.

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