Playboy Gunter Sachs' former New York home on the market

Playboy Gunter Sachs' former New York home on the market
Playboy Gunter Sachs' former New York home on the market

{yoogallery src=[images/stories/december7gunter]}

The former New York home of German playboy and billionaire Gunter Sachs is on the market for US$38.5 million.

The Paul Rudolph-designed home was built in 1966 and has been occupied by designer Roy Halston Frowick, head of Fiat Gianni Agnelli and Gunter Sachs.

Sachs, who committed suicide in a Swiss chalet earlier this year, bought the 930-square-metre home with Agnelli in 1990 and later bought Agnelli out.

The East 63rd Street home has four bedrooms and four bathrooms spread over four levels. It is listed by Corcoran agents Noble Black, Carmen Marques Perez and Bonnie Pfeifer Evans.

Behind the imposing facade of steel and glass is a slate entry hall that leads into the vast expanse of a living room with 9.5-metre ceilings and skylights.

During Halston’s occupancy the home was the home of parties in New York and played host to Liza Minnelli, Elizabeth Taylor, Andy Warhol, Truman Capote and Bianca Jagger.

The townhouse has three living rooms, one dining room, a study, two kitchens, a terrace and a solarium.

The architect described the home as being “a world of its own, inward looking and secretive … created in a relatively small volume of space in the middle of New York City.”

“Varying intensities of light are juxtaposed and related to structures within structures. Simple materials (plaster, paint) are used, but the feeling is of great luxuriousness because of the space. The one exposed façade reveals the interior arrangement of volumes by offsetting each floor and room in plan and section.”

A nearby house on East 75th Street sold for US$36,500,000 in August this year.

Alistair Walsh

Alistair Walsh

Deutsche Welle online reporter

Community Discussion

Be the first one to comment on this article
What would you like to say about this project?