Million Dollar Listing New York's Luis D. Ortiz has made a career of helping people find their dream homes. Now the MDLNY broker is dishing on his own dream place, his bachelor pad in the Chelsea neighborhood of NYC.
"This is a little bit more mature and a little bit more elegant that my last place," he tells the Daily News about the apartment. "It’s masculine, but there's a touch of feminine with the little gold accents. It’s always good to have something a little bit feminine."
The home is described as "a grownup's apartment," and is full of those kinds of touches, including pony-hide and black lacquer throughout.
"I’m always a fan of dark browns. It says elegance and old-fashioned. It’s like when you look at old photographs. They’re black and white, but they have those brown tinges. The Cipriani logo is dark brown, cigars are dark brown, whisky is dark brown," he says, adding "I'm so old-fashioned. I’m all about fountain pens, whiskey and conversation."
An aficionado of the downtown NYC area, he previously lived in Battery Park City before settling down in Chelsea near the High Line.
Of his new neighborhood, he says, "Every place I’ve found has been totally unexpected. You’ll find a little place, it will be so nondescript and then you go in back and there’s this huge garden or something."
The $7,000 a month apartment in the Abington House comes complete with a parking garage where Luis has been storing his Maserati.
And now that he's found the perfect apartment, he admits he's now looking for the perfect woman. "The best things you find in life are recommended by a friend,” he reveals. “Now, I can focus on my work and have my friends out there scouting [dates] for me.”
[Source: New York Daily News]