She nailed it! This stunning Upper East Side duplex penthouse owned by the queen of nail polish, Essie Weingarten, is about to hit the market again for $12.5 million.
Weingarten is the founder of Essie, the go-to polish in an array of colors found in nail salons and drug stores. She launched her company — known for its playfully named shades, like the pink-tone Sugar Daddy — in 1981.
By 2010, she sold it for an undisclosed price to L’Oréal. The 10-room home, at 799 Park Ave., is 5,200 square feet and comes with three to four bedrooms and four landscaped terraces with views of Central Park and Park Avenue.
Most recently, the spread asked $12 million with a different brokerage.
Recently renovated by AD100 architect Russell Groves, the stunning residence features an open floor plan, a custom chef’s kitchen with a breakfast room, a formal dining room with access to its own planted and irrigated terrace, and a media lounge.
In addition, there’s a home office with bamboo panels and lacquered walls — as well as a wet bar and a powder room.
The duplex opens with an entry foyer and a corner double living room, along with a separate bedroom wing and a cantilevered bamboo staircase.
The main bedroom comes with a terrace, a spa-like bathroom with radiant heated floors and two large walk-in closets with walnut wood shelves and drawers, a built-in mirror with back lighting and a vanity desk area.
Building amenities include a doorman, elevator operator, onsite parking, a gym and laundry room. The listing broker is Jenny Lenz, of Dolly Lenz Real Estate.