In a quick survey of adults I have taken, it appears that most of you have forgotten all about the 1938 Shirley Temple classic “Little Miss Broadway.” In this fine film, Miss Temple plays an orphan (of course) who is adopted by the manager of a hotel populated by show business people. She lives on the top floor (or is it the wealthy villian who does?). In any event, drama and tap dancing ensue before the predictable happy ending. While I never wanted to be an orphan, I did covet the real estate.
The Hamilton reminds me of this film because it is a 1930, 21 story, Art-Deco hotel that now houses 185 gracious studio condos and one gigantic, fabulous, full-floor penthouse. While showing a studio last summer, I was told by one of the residents that the penthouse had a lap pool on the east end. Naturally, when it came on the market, I needed to go check! As you can see from the picture of the atrium at right, there is no pool, but there is one heck of a 360-degree view. Add to this original marble and parquet floors, tromp o’lei backdrops and “wallpaper,” his and hers master baths (with matching view bathtubs carved of a single piece of Carrera marble), antique fireplace mantles, an outdoor space with fountain, two car parking, and a wonderful gourmet kitchen and you have over 3,800 square feet of sophisticated urban living. Any takers?