House Huntress : 1045 Park Avenue

If you know me, you know I am real estate obsessedIt doesn't matter where I just am a fan of anything relating to the home. I've spent hours- no, scratch that- days of life (cumulative, that is) browsing the Internet for listings. Much of my window shopping happens to be in Manhattan where really, nothing is too over the top. I mean, it is New York after all. It seems as though America has gotten quite real estate obsessed with shows like Selling New York and Million Dollar Listing gaining popularity. Fun fact- one time I saw Deborah Lupard at J.Crew in Soho. She was uber cool, of course.

So, it only seems natural to share the listings that make me swoon. I get so inspired by some of the decor in these listings. I also see a bunch of mistakes and missed opportunities in them. It's no secret that when people with no vision walk into a home they just don't get it/don't see a home's potential, well, I want to slap them. Blank slates, tear downs, gut-renos- these things excite me. Watching House Hunters around here, you'd think we were watching a football game...

HAPPY HOUSE HUNTING, er, window shopping. Hey, a girl can dream, right?!


Ahhh, the Upper East Side. One of my favorite 'hoods in the city- quiet, clean streets and impeccably manicured ladies who walk their dogs in mink, pearls, and Manolo Blanhiks. Undoubtedly some of the priciest real estate in, too. Just my kinda place, or so I like to dream. I came across this stunner at 1045 Park Avenue (between 86th and 87th.) Good location, near the subway (not that you'd take it if you lived here) near Dean and DeLuca (duh!) close to the Met (culture, anyone?) and Madison Ave for all your luxury shopping needs. My only gripe? The kitchen doesn't match the rest of the home's high fashion vibe. Renovation, anyone? It can all be yours for a cool $10 mil.

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