If you have an extra $45,000 burning a hole in your pocket every month and you want to enjoy the luxury of a former Russian NBA player, I know just the apartment for you.
Andrei Kirilenko lived in downtown Manhattan during his tenure with the Brooklyn Nets, in a building owned and operated by Nets minority owner Bruce Ratner and designed by Frank Gehry, who designed the original look & feel for Barclays Center. But with Kirilenko perhaps permanently back in Russia and the Nets season over, his five-bedroom, 4,232-square-foot penthouse apartment is back on the market… for a measly $45,000 per month, according to Downtown Express and Douglas Elliman Real Estate.
Some descriptions of the slightly-above-average apartment, from the Elliman real estate listing:
Immediately upon entering you will be greeted by a sweeping grand foyer which leads to an impressive great room boasting floor to ceiling windows with 10’+ ceiling heights and white oak plank floors throughout and stunning northern views. The oversized master bedroom suite features a private sitting area and custom walk-in closet. The spa-like ensuite master bath features radiant heat marble flooring, glass enclosed walk-in shower with Dornbracht performance showerhead and body spray, Duravit deep soaking tub, and wall mounted towel warmers.
The Kitchen is a chef’s dream with an 48″ Liebherr refrigerator, wine refrigerator, 6-burner Miele cooktop with wall mounted pot fillers a vented hood, Miele double wall oven, microwave, and a warming drawer. Additional features include, motorized solar shades, a laundry room, wet bar area, multi-zoned central heating/cooling system, and built in audio speakers throughout. A private covered parking space at the lobby entry is included for the exclusive use of the PHNS residents as well as exclusive guest suite with separate kitchenette and entry.
Kirilenko told The Brooklyn Game in 2013 that the biggest adjustments to living in Manhattan were the traffic and picking the right school for his sons — which may not have been the school located on the ground floor of the building. He was expected to play both years of a two-year contract in Brooklyn, but couldn’t break into Lionel Hollins’s rotation & dealt with a family matter at the beginning of the season. He was eventually traded to the Philadelphia 76ers before being released and returning to Russia to play for CSKA Moscow.
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The Nets have had a few Manhattan apartments go on the market recently. Jason Kidd’s water-view penthouse hit for $22,000 per month,[note]Kidd also recently sold his house in the Hamptons.[/note] and Paul Pierce was slapped with a lawsuit after he allegedly left his TriBeCa penthouse below Mariah Carey in “shambles.”
If you want to see how the other 0.01% lives — or maybe you’re one of those, and in the market for a 76th-floor penthouse personally designed by Frank Gehry — check out the listing.
Downtown Express — Under Cover, May 7 – 20, 2015