New York Daily News on top designer – Shelley Starr
Esquire-Cover_s.jpg Having the best bachelor pad in New York doesn't mean being in Manhattan anymore.

That's at least the thinking of Esquire magazine, the bible of all things gentlemanly, which picked a sprawling Brooklyn penthouse to be the home of its ninth-annual "Ultimate Bachelor Pad."

The apartment, which is a three-story, 7,000-square-foot stunner on the market for $27.5 million and listed with Gumley Haft Kleier is located on the top three floors of 1 Main St. in DUMBO, at the ClockTower Building, which was originally a factory that made cardboard boxes. The feature that makes it like no other – a 14-foot-tall glass clock face that frames views of the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges.

"The place we pick has to have a 'wow' factor, so people want to come to the charity events we hold," said Esquire associate publisher of marketing Stephen Jacoby, who first came up with the idea of a bachelor pad in 2003. "We walked in here and said, 'This is it.'"

The Esquire apartments pair designers with lifestyle brands to come up with rooms that show off the products – and let people know what's on the trend horizon for design and luxury goods. Every other year, they pick a location in Los Angeles to house the apartment – but this year they are back in New

York. Over the years, the project has raised more than $8.5 million in charity as they host a series of charity events in each location. Tonight's opening party benefits the Fresh Air Fund.

According to Esquire magazine, having the best bachelor pad in New York doesn't mean being in Manhattan anymore. Esquire let the Daily News in early to check out this year's "Ultimate Bachelor Pad" located in 1 Main St. in Dumbo.

Shown above, the first floor of the three-story penthouse has 14-foot-tall glass clock faces that look out over views of the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges. Designer Shelley Starr designed this great room for Hugo Boss, taking advantage of colors in its fall line.


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