(NEW YORK, NY) — Kate Spade, well-known fashion designer famed for her luxury and quirky handbags, created a symbol for fashion in the 1990s. In 1993 she developed the brand ‘Kate Spade’ as her own out of New York City, in a small boutique in SoHo. Kate Spade was partnering with her husband Andy Spade, as their business expanded internationally her company began carrying more than just her signature bags, and several retail outlets such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, and Bloomingdales picked up her line.
In 1999 the Spades purchased a $2.675 million co-op in Lenox Hill, the same year that they sold part of their controlling stake to Neiman Marcus. Their home is said to be designed to match Kate’s playful sense of style, but unfortunately, after battling years of depression and anxiety, Spade took her own life in her home more than a year ago. Today their co-op is on the market for $6.35 million, although the home comes with a tragic history, it offers an abundance of amenities and Kate’s playful touch.
The property has undergone a modern renovation, equipped with all the bells and whistles. Featuring, central AC and sound throughout the home, not to mention, envious light from the oversized windows overlooking Park Avenue and East 77th Street. 850 Park Avenue also includes a new fitness center and an outdoor half-basketball court. The building sits in an ideal location, providing easy access to subway stations and steps from Central Park.
Kate Spade’s home holds her legacy providing her unique style, for $6.35 million this co-op could be yours. In 2004, Spade told ‘Town & Country Magazine’ “ architecturally, it’s very simple, it’s about all the things you put in, I’ve learned so much from NYC, and I bring that element into the apartment as well.”
Randall Gianopulos of Sotheby’s International is the listing agent for the co-op, located at Park Avenue and 77th Street.