Mario Testino Moving in Next to Ricky Martin in NYC


Photographer Mario Testino has snatched up a 2,600 sq. ft. residence at Ian Schrager’s Manhattan residence development 40 Bond Street, says the Wall Street Journal:

“Mr. Testino, who’s based in London and is well-known for portraits of celebrities such as Princess Diana and her sons, will have Ricky Martin as a neighbor; the Puerto Rican pop singer has signed a contract to buy a similar, $6.3 million apartment in the loft-style building. Contracts are set to start closing in mid-July. Both the Testino and Martin apartments will have three bedrooms, 3½ baths, 10-foot tilt-and-turn windows and 11-foot ceilings. Pritzker Prize-winning architectural firm Herzog & de Meuron designed the 40 Bond project, a 28-unit apartment and town-home development wrapped in greenish cast-glass designed to evoke cast-iron buildings of New York’s SoHo. Amenities include 24-hour hotel-like concierge services.”

Sweet lawn.