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Stefano Tonchi Lives Large

by habituallychic

06 . 17 . 09

The first time I saw style scribe Stefano Tonchi’s apartment on Studio Annetta, I was smitten. Seems Suzy found the place featured in Spanish Architectural Digest which everyone keeps telling me I need to start buying and now its also just been featured on The Selby. I’ve combined the best photos from each and now you have a complete view of the apartment. Looks like the Times must be paying Mr. Tonchi very well because his place is obscenely large compared to most New York apartments. So far I’ve counted a large living room, a possible den/sitting room, an office/library, full size dining room, a decent sized bedroom, non-galley kitchen and a pretty big bathroom. I might have to see if he needs a roommate! Or if the Times is hiring! Sigh.

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  1. ArchitectDesign™ June 17, 2009 | 2:31 am

    it looks spectacular -not a ‘small space’ for house beautiful *wink*.
    I LOVE Spanish Architectural Digest and always look for them in bookstores – I wish the american version would up its game.

  2. Suzy June 17, 2009 | 5:13 am

    I saw those pics too – some of the images from the Selby are better in fact. And I was thinking the same thing…if he can afford an apartment that large, maybe there is hope for my husband who is also a writer!

  3. Rebecca June June 17, 2009 | 6:01 am

    It is clean and chic without looking cold. Obviously it is large and dreamy and probably has an amazing view too.


    Rebecca June

  4. maison21 June 17, 2009 | 6:10 am

    and he’s handsome. whaddya wanna bet there is family money involved, too? some people just seem to hit the “life” lottery, ya know?

  5. hansaxel June 17, 2009 | 9:18 am

    Spanish AD is brilliant indeed – beautiful homes all around the world in all kinds of styles.
    Regarding Stephano Tonchi’s money, sure the New York Times like all great dailies pays quite well its leading writers.
    Yet I am sure it’s not where Tonchi is doing his real money. When you are as famous as he is in the fashion world, you get consulting jobs which are paid 10s of thousands of dollars for little effort… That can be actual image consulting, conferences… I bet the flat comes from that!

  6. Pieter June 17, 2009 | 10:04 am

    I haven’t been able to read any blogs since Monday (public holiday in South Africa) So this morning I saw that you had 3 (THREE – yay!) posts and DUDE, I HAVE to commend/congratulate/thank/(pick appropriate verb) you! It was like a double whammy only a triple! These 3 rank up there on my favourite posts list thingy (Liked the other ones too though). If you repost them next week I’d still be super amped! Despite having a 1000+ unread posts in my google reader at any given time, your blog is still one I come to first! Thank you for a kiff, inspiring blog!

  7. design citation June 17, 2009 | 12:11 pm

    Stefano Tonchi’s partner is David Maupin, of the Lehman Maupin gallery. I’m surprised that no one commented on the original art in the apartment, although a lot of people speculated about his money.
    Had they been a straight “power” couple, I wonder how many people would have questioned their lively hood.

  8. Habitually Chic June 17, 2009 | 12:26 pm

    Architect Deisgn/Stefan – I know!

    Suzy – I’m so glad you posted this home orginally! It’s one of my favorites!

    Rebecca June – I wonder where it is located. I assume downtown but you never know.

    Maison21 – I don’t know about family money but it’s an interesting hypothesis.

    Hansaxel – I need to work on a consulting gig!

    Pieter – Glad you are back and had a lot to read!

    Design Citation – you are the only person who brought up that Stefano is gay or a part of a couple. I thought maybe he lived alone in that big apartment which was why I was impressed and also that he is a writer and now editor. Usually not a profession that rakes in the dough. I would be impressed by anyone with an apartment this large no matter who they were or what they did.

  9. Anonymous June 17, 2009 | 4:16 pm

    Please tell me what desk is this and where can i get it? I loooove it!!!!!

  10. An Aesthete's Lament June 17, 2009 | 4:52 pm

    Did the article not mention David Maupin at all?

  11. Habitually Chic June 17, 2009 | 5:40 pm

    Anonymous – the desk is actually the Reale Table by Carlo Mollino. You can see it here, http://www.bonluxat.com/a/Carlo_Mollino_Reale_Table.html. Hope this helps!

  12. Habitually Chic June 17, 2009 | 5:41 pm

    An Aesthete’s Lament – I didn’t see the original article but Suzy mentioned that it was in Spanish and she couldn’t read it so I don’t know what it said.

  13. pearlygirl June 18, 2009 | 3:46 pm

    Does it say who made the orange leather couch? FABULOUS.

    I believe that David Maupin comes from money too.

  14. Serum June 14, 2010 | 5:51 pm

    Absolutely beautiful. Does anyone know where the two kitchen pendant lights come from or know anything about them, the period or designer?
    And that mural—is that painted on? Just beautiful.