Fashion legend Karl Lagerfeld's apartment sold for $10.8 million

An apartment in Paris owned by the late fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has been sold for $10.8 million, CNN reports.

The futuristic home, which is located on the Seine River in central Paris overlooking the Louvre, was sold, according to real estate broker Groupe Althémis, which sold the property.

Located on the Quai Voltaire in the city's 7th arrondissement, the 260-square-meter, three-bedroom apartment on the third floor was sold for nearly double the listed price of $5.7 million.

Although housed in a 17th-century building, the apartment is notable for its ultramodern design.

The listing describes the apartment's "avant-garde style" and "clean and organic lines," and accompanying photos show spacious, brightly lit rooms with polished gray floors.

One of the large rooms is lined with a series of floor-to-ceiling bookshelves and has a spacious walk-in closet, as one would expect in the home of one of fashion's most famous names.

Best known as Chanel's creative director, a role he held from 1983 until his death in 2019, Lagerfeld was also known for his luxury homes.

The full extent of this tirelessly nurtured "high luxury" is revealed in the book Karl Lagerfeld: A Life at Home, which was published in January.

Featuring rarely seen photos of 13 of Lagerfeld's properties in Europe - Paris, Monte Carlo, Rome, Hamburg and more. - The book reveals a lesser-known side of the designer and gives insight into his sense of style when it comes to interior design.

According to fashion writer Patrick Mories, who wrote the foreword to the book, Lagerfeld's tastes changed from property to property.

"He was always going from one atmosphere to another, from antique interiors to ultramodern ones," Mories says of Lagerfeld's design aesthetic, having visited many of his properties over the years, especially those in Paris.

"He is particular in that there is no uniformity in his type of decoration." / BGNES