'Million Dollar Listing' Star Buys a Penthouse as a Surprise
"She had a slight meltdown," Serhant told AOL Real Estate. "She loved it. And now she's driving me crazy with the finishes. She wants to buy all new furniture. I opened a can of Greek worms." (Emilia is of Greek heritage.)
Serhant, obviously, loves surprises; Emilia, not so much.
"She says she doesn't," Serhant says. "When I proposed, she was sobbing tears. I almost had to carry her."
Perhaps over the threshold of their ninth-floor penthouse in a 12-floor building: In Manhattan, you don't have to live on the top floor to call an apartment a "penthouse."
The couple's new, three-bed, three-bath digs is almost 2,000 square feet and features:
- Two large terraces with "incredible" views.
- 10-foot ceilings.
- Carrara marble everywhere.
And, as an early housewarming gift, the building's developer has given Serhant the listing on penthouse 1, sales price $6.35 million.
[CORRECTION, 10/14/14:An earlier version of this article misspelled the first name of Emilia Bechrakis.]