Inside Luxury Shoe Designer Tamara Mellon’s Iconic Duplex Penthouse

Custom-built, windowed dressing room designed to easily fit more than 400 pairs of shoes in Tamara Mellon's home

Ready to feast your eyes on a most fashionable well-heeled home? Former chief creative officer and co-founder of Jimmy Choo, Tamara Mellon has created her own empire of luxury shoes, handbags, and accessories. Her haute penthouse, situated on one of the most picturesque streets in the Upper East Side, is up for sale. If you have a spare $27 million, you’re a “shoe in!”

“This penthouse is truly amazing with high-end interiors, an amazing shoe closet, and enough space to entertain,” says the broker who gave BELLA a walk-around.

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Grand formal dining room with wood-burning fireplace
An exceptional spa-like master bathroom featuring a large soaking tub, separate standing shower, double vanity, and Italian mosaic tile throughout
An exceptional spa-like master bathroom featuring a large soaking tub, separate standing shower, double vanity, and Italian mosaic tile throughout
Chef's kitchen with three skylights, a stone center island, custom white lacquer cabinetry, equipped with top-end appliances
Chef’s kitchen with three skylights, a stone center island, custom white lacquer cabinetry, equipped with top-end appliances
Private, south-facing terrace with beautiful plantings, limestone façade, and two large stately columns
Private, south-facing terrace with beautiful plantings, limestone façade, and two large stately columns
Grand master bedroom suite, exceptional in scale, boasts three sets of recessed arched windows that face south toward the quaint mansard roofs across 95th Street and a fireplace sheathed in white exotic stone
Grand master bedroom suite, exceptional in scale, boasts three sets of recessed arched windows that face south toward the quaint mansard roofs across 95th Street and a fireplace sheathed in white exotic stone
The building’s limestone façade features elegant carved panels that rise up to a bold cornice. Overhead is a stone balcony with wrought iron railings, crowned by a mansard roof and three arched dormers. Designated a landmark in 1974, it was described as "one of the finest examples" of 18th Century French Classicism in all of New York City.
The building’s limestone façade features elegant carved panels that rise up to a bold cornice. Overhead is a stone balcony with wrought iron railings, crowned by a mansard roof and three arched dormers. Designated a landmark in 1974, it was described as “one of the finest examples” of 18th Century French Classicism in all of New York City
Former chief creative officer and co-founder of Jimmy Choo, Tamara Mellon
Former chief creative officer and co-founder of Jimmy Choo, Tamara Mellon

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