Thanks to the success of TV shows like Flip this House and Flip Men, people have been scooping up cheap properties for years in order to give them the ol’ quick fix and sell them for a profit. Take NASCAR star Jeff Gordon and his wife, model Ingrid Vandebosch, for example. In 2007, they purchased a three-bedroom apartment at Central Park West in New York City for $9.6 million and they are currently trying to sell it for the low-but-profitable price of… $30 million. Gee, for that much Ingrid better come with it. Just kidding, we don’t ever buy people.
According to the folks at Halstead Property, this place is worth every penny. All three billion of them. This 3,454-sq. ft. luxury apartment has been renovated top to bottom, as Gordon and his smokin’ wife installed all-new flooring throughout the home, as well as an enormous oak sushi bar in the living room.
A flamed absolute black granite Sushi Bar with a blackened steel countertop, wine fridge and mini bar is cleverly concealed behind American walnut diving fins adorned with patinaed brass inserts. Create culinary delights in the chic eat-in chef’s kitchen, highlighted with plate steel-like Italian ceramic tile flooring, flamed absolute black granite counters and Miele/ Wolf/ Sub-Zero appliances. Other distinguishing features include a discreet private home office, and a large master suite that measures over 740 square feet, with a separate dressing room, 2 walk-in closets and a luxurious ensuite limestone bath with Boffi soaking tub. (Via Halstead Property)
I don’t know what any of that means, but I assume that it’s all fancier than my hanging shoe bag from IKEA. But none of that – not the Boffi tub nor the Mortal Kombat refrigerator – compares to the absolute coolest part – you get to be Bob Costas’ neighbor. Nobody in the journalism or broadcasting business has the voice to tell you to turn down your sh*tty rap music quite like Bob Costas, that’s for sure.