Cole Porter in a 1930s photograph.
(Library of Congress)
Got an extra $140,000 burning a hole in your pocket? Consider renting the New York apartment at the Waldorf Astoria previously occupied by legendary composer Cole Porter. The luxury six-bedroom, six-and-a-half bathroom suite on the 33rd floor comes with classic furnishings and a stunning view of St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
Not surprisingly, at 140 G’s, this New York apartment is one of the city’s most expensive rental units.
One of the most prolific contributors to the Great American Songbook, Cole Porter got his start as a Tin Pan Alley songwriter and eventually composed such classics as “Night and Day,” “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “You Do Something to Me,” “Anything Goes” and “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” for both Broadway and Hollywood. Porter lived at his New York apartment at the Waldorf Astoria from 1934 to 1964, during which time he won the Tony Awards for Best Musical and Best Composer and Lyricist for his show “Kiss Me, Kate.”
Porter’s 6,000-square-foot New York apartment, represented by the New York real estate firm Brown Harris Stevens, earns its six-figure price tag with perks like a marble foyer, Sub Zero appliances and a wine refrigerator. A historic plaque at the Waldorf Astoria indicates the New York apartment’s provenance.
One thing this New York apartment doesn’t include: Cole Porter’s Steinway grand piano, which is installed in the Waldorf Astoria lobby.
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