Inside David Bowie's former New York City apartment and a radical glass house in Texas

Hot Houses: Peek inside the rock star's former Manhattan apartment, a record-setting Malibu mansion and a glass house in Austin, Texas


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This week we have David Bowie’s former Manhattan apartment, a record-setting Malibu mansion and a glass house in Austin, Texas, much too beautiful to toss stones at.

You can’t actually get cooler than living in David Bowie’s old apartment. It’s impossible.

The Starman and his wife, the supermodel Iman, lived in this Essex House property in Manhattan for a little over a decade and left behind the legendary rock star’s Yamaha piano, which is included in the sale.

In addition to the music memorabilia, buyers will also get 1,877 square feet of living space, featuring three bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms. The living room alone spans 28 feet with spectacular views of Central Park.

A couple of other touches from the couple remain intact, including a paneled dressing room built for Iman and some hidden shelves in the living room.


The Essex House, gives guests access to five-star hotel services and amenities provided either a-la-carte or as part of the monthly common charges.

It can all be yours for $6.5 million.

If you have a spare $80 million laying around you could be the proud owner of this ultra-modern Malibu home, currently the most expensive property in the exclusive celebrity neighborhood.

Perched atop a 360-degree promontory, the property, known as “The New Castle,” boasts views of the Santa Monica Bay, Catalina Island, Malibu Colony and Surfrider Beach.

The 10,000-square-foot main house includes five bedrooms, a media room, game room and wine tasting room, featuring custom 80-year-old dry aged oak floors and floor-to-ceiling glass windows throughout.  

Outdoors you’ll find a 75-foot infinity pool and a 4,000-square-foot guest house (complete with two bedrooms, four bathrooms, a great room, a kitchen and a gym its own spa).

If you’re balking at the price tag, the developers want you to know it’s worth it. One room alone, the cigar room, took six months and over $1 million to build.

The estate comes ready for its new owners and is completely furnished with custom designs from Bottega Veneta, and handmade rugs from New Zealand.

If you’re looking for something just a little bit more laid back, look no further than this gorgeous contemporary glass house outside of Austin, Texas.

The seven-bedroom, 10-bathroom estate sits on a wooded four-acre plot of land in West Lake Hills, Texas.


Spread out among three stories, there’s 11,833 square feet of interior living space.

In addition to the pool, the exterior of the home features a five-car underground garage.

The architecture of the home actually gives it the illusion of a floating box with a main floor wrapped entirely in sheets of glass.

Beneath that, a subterranean floor was built entirely underground. Inside the lower level of the home you’ll find a catering kitchen, a media room, two poolside bathrooms, a wine cellar with room for 20,000 bottles, and an art studio.

The home is currently on the market for $14.9 million.