Simca vehicle inheritor and entrepreneur Jean “Johnny” Pigozzi lives massive in houses all over the world, from Geneva and Paris to Panama and New York.
Now the photographer, artwork collector and investor is about to re-list his triplex penthouse atop the Higher West Aspect’s Lodge des Artistes.
The unfold at 1 W. 67th St. will return to market at about $11.99 million — down significantly from its current $18 million asking value.
“Johnny is likely one of the world’s biggest characters,” Elton John as soon as advised Vainness Truthful. “I don’t actually know what he does, although, aside from at all times taking these photos.”
Pigozzi — who counted Andy Warhol amongst his mentors — can be recognized for his 10,000-piece-strong assortment of African artwork.
Corcoran itemizing dealer and “Million Greenback Itemizing New York” star Steve Gold, who’s advertising and marketing the house, helped Pigozzi streamline the works to make the unfold extra navigable for potential patrons.
The 7,652-square-foot, six-bedroom residence, whose lounge alone measures 1,180 sq. toes, was designed by the late Italian architect Ettore Sottsass.
It incorporates a main bedroom that opens to a personal 827-square-foot rooftop terrace with a big solarium and views of Central Park. There’s additionally an authentic stairway with restored architectural millwork.
Pigozzi’s current initiatives have included constructing an environmental analysis middle on his personal personal island in Panama, known as Liquid Jungle Lab, and “Pool Social gathering,” a set of his private pictures of celebrities — together with Mick Jagger, Elizabeth Taylor and Bono — at his residence on the Côte d’Azur.
The Lodge des Artistes constructing has been residence to playwright Noel Coward, dancer Isadora Duncan, painter Norman Rockwell and former mayor John Lindsay.