'Friends' and 'Episodes' Producers List Art-Deco Styled Penthouse for $29.9 Million
Each of the seven rooms are adorned with art, antiques and custom bronze that hark back to 1930s Manhattan.
A luxurious art-deco styled penthouse perched atop one of Los Angeles’ trophy residential towers that belongs to the writing and producing team Jeffrey Klarik and David Crane has just listed for $29.9 million.
The seven-room, 5,300 square foot penthouse has two bedrooms and four baths and is known as Penthouse 38B at The Century, which is the 42-story condominium skyscraper in Century City that was completed in 2009 and designed by star architect Robert A. M. Stern.
Klarik and Crane, who created Showtimes’ Episodes and NBC’s Friends, respectively, have transformed their penthouse over the past five years into a gleaming throwback to an earlier era. The goal was to create a 1930s Manhattan-style apartment that is as equally detailed as it is opulent. There is a grand foyer, living room, master suite, guest suite, family room, kitchen and library.
Each room is adorned with art and antiques that range from glass panels that once stood inside the grand salon of the ocean liner SS Normandie, to a vintage piano, to sections of a mural once part of the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum in New York. In the entrance hall there is Belgian black marble and Tiger’s Eye flooring, rosewood book-matched paneling in the library and custom-designed bronze details throughout the entire apartment. Additionally, there are three terraces that total 600 square feet of outdoor space with expansive views that extend from the Hollywood Hills to the San Gabriel Mountains.
The penthouse is being sold turn-key and will include all of the furniture and art work.
Nick Segal and Rick Ojeda of Partners Trust are the listing agents. According to Segal, Klarik and Crane have been spending more and more time in London. “So it seems like the right time for someone else to live in this magnificent home. They love the idea of passing it on to someone who will appreciate this fabulous space as much as they do. It is why, as much as they love everything they’ve created and collected, they’re selling the home completely furnished. They can’t imagine anyone moving in without the chance to enjoy every wonderful, dazzling detail,” said Segal.