The $10 million Manhattan mansion with a 30,000 gallon swimming pool in the living room
It’s not often that you come across a home with 30,000 gallons of water in the living room. But one luxury mansion in Manhattan is equipped with just that – an indoor pool that doubles as an entertainment area for the owners.This ultra-luxe federal style mansion is located in the Chelsea neighborhood of NYC. It’s the only one of its kind in New York that features a full-sized swimming pool in the middle of the living room!
Its owner, Evelyn McMurray Van-Zeller, says that having such an amenity in her own home leaves her feeling like she is on permanent holiday. The surrounding living room has a cave-like, medieval, Moroccan look according to Ms. Van-Zeller with its artwork, antiques, and medieval weaponry. Maintaining such a swimming pool definitely requires a lot of work but with a sauna and a gym added to the mix, Zeller says that there isn’t a need to even leave the house.
111 Eighth Avenue, NYGoogle now has a posh new address in the heart of New York City. Google is reportedly spending $1.9 billion to buy the former Port Authority building at New York’s 111 Eighth Avenue. The deal for the massive 2.9-million-square-foot property in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood is the biggest for a single building in the U.S. this year.
111 Eighth Avenue was designed by Lusby Simpson and completed in 1932, just one year after the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building. In fact, one way to think about 111 Eighth Avenue is like the Empire State Building on its side. It’s worth noting that the Empire State Building has just over 2 million square feet of office space, about 1 million less than 111 Eighth Avenue. The mammoth 111 Eighth Avenue is no ordinary building. It takes about 20 minutes to walk once around the building, which encompasses one of those very long city blocks found on the West Side.