Is Chelsea Clinton a Nomad? No, but that is the neighborhood where the former First Daughter will reportedly be relocating along with husband Marc Mezvinsky.
According to Curbed, the NBC correspondent and her husband will be leaving behind their $4 million apartment in Gramercy Park for the greenery of Madison Square Park, in a neighborhood real-estate agents have taken to calling NoMad. The blog reports that the pair are in contract to buy a $10.5 million apartment in the posh new condo The Whitman, a building that the New York Observer recently dubbed “Madison Square Park’s newest ultra-luxury condo confection.”
Formerly the Plumbers Local 1 building, the five-story apartment was purchased by the development firm Mitchell Holdings LLC in 2011 for a $13 million price tag. “One of the things that attracted me to this building is that there are so few parks, especially South-facing buildings parks,” the firm’s President David Mitchell said, of the 89-year-old building.
All of the homes were designed by the New York-based architecture firm, Jeffrey Cole Architects. Among the many renovations to the building, the firm installed wide plank oak floors, Arclinea kitchens, and unique, high-end stone in each bathrooms. The building also now features a private key-locked elevator and is serviced by a doorman.
Curbed reported that the fourth-floor luxury apartment, which went onto the market less than a month ago, boasts four bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, a home office and den, and southern exposures in its living rooms. According to the Observer, “the apartments are long and narrow” and all of the master bedrooms look out on 27th Street.
“It’s great for [Chelsea and Marc], because it is in a hot neighborhood and it is very private,” an insider told the NY Post. “There aren’t hundreds of neighbors, and there is great security.”
The source added that Clinton and Mezvinsky “live in the neighborhood and found the building on their own while out walking.”
Clinton and Mezvinsky were married in July of 2010, after meeting as teenagers at a Young Democrats retreat. On the topic of children, Clinton admitted in a 2012 interview with Vogue that she hopes to have kids “in a couple of years... God willing”
'It’s certainly something that Marc and I talk a lot about,” Clinton told the magazine. “I always knew I was the center of my parents’ lives when I was growing up. And I am determined that our children feel the same way.”