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'50 Shades Of Grey' apartment raking in red-hot numbers

'50 Shades Of Grey' Apartment Raking In Red-Hot Numbers

If you're a fan of the "50 Shades of Grey" books, you'll probably recognize this building.

"Fox & Friends" explains that it's "the Escala apartments in Seattle where the fictional billionaire Christian Grey lives. Well, now women are begging to own apartments in the building."

In fact, demand at the upscale apartment complex Escala is so high, prices have gone up a whopping 62 percent since the first book in E.L. James' red-hot series was released in 2012.

Escala's real estate broker says his phone's been ringing even more since the trailer for the "50 Shades of Grey" movie came out last month. People have been asking to rent Grey's infamous "Red Room of Pain."

Check out the trailer here:
Fifty Shades of Grey - Trailer No. 1

He told Money: "Our silly phone calls have spiked again where people want to rent the room. I don't think they realize that this is a condominium building that residents live in and there is no red room."

Jezebel notes the Escala does boast a wine cellar and a private spa, but sadly there isn't a helicopter landing pad on the roof. Sorry, ladies.

If you still want to score an apartment in the coveted building, according to Escala's website, there are fewer than 10 spots left. And they're not cheap - most are going for around $1 million.

Ruthless businessman Christian Grey would definitely approve.

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hey dick head August 25 2014 at 9:45 AM

so the people that liked this movie really are stupid

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llllux August 25 2014 at 11:39 AM

The Escala was built at precisely the wrong time for condos in Seattle, around 2008. They had to drop the prices dramatically in order to sell any units at all. After numerous years a lot of things have changed and prices have gone up. For instance, Amazon is building its headquarters about a block away from The Escala. I have no idea if "50 Shades of Grey" has anything to do with it but my suspicion is that there are numerous other factors involved.

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alfredschrader August 25 2014 at 6:56 AM

Living in a building with human wastes flowing through the walls and no back yard is not luxe living.

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kay August 25 2014 at 7:57 AM

Common sense escapes some people!

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gurusoldier August 25 2014 at 8:06 AM

This article merely illuminates the point of how immoral and pathetic people are today. Self absorbed, greedy and gluttonous for physical and mental stimulation of the wrong kind and none of it involves anything resembling what real love is.

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llllux gurusoldier August 25 2014 at 12:11 PM

Actually, it just demonstrates how Fox attempts to blow nonsense stories up in order to attract a few more viewers. Prices at The Escala have gone up because they were down horrendously when Washington Mutual went under and now they're up because Amazon is building its campus roughly a block away and now that Seattle's unemployment rate is around 4.7%. It has nothing to do with "50 Shades of Grey".

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ilenedan2 August 25 2014 at 9:14 AM

It's a very attractive building, but I personally would be worried about living there if the people attracted to it chose it based upon a kinky book!

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lisasin7 August 25 2014 at 1:19 PM

That movie came out? huh.

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drslivingston August 25 2014 at 4:44 PM

IF they were smart, they would create a red room and rent it out. When there is a demand for something, create the supply and profit.

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