Big families with big money are creating the homes they want by combining three, four, five or more apartments. Certainly a New York City trend…but in Atlanta?
WHEN Jon and Susan Ashley move back to the United States from London next summer, they want their children to have the usual perquisites of suburban living. They will move into a sprawling two-story home where their twins, Zack and Alec, 11; their daughter, Sophie, 6; and their month-old son, Dylan, will have their own bedrooms and a separate playroom.
Last January, Ian Stone paid $7.2 million for six apartments at the Park Millennium, 111 West 67th Street, top. Mr. Stone is combining the six apartments into one sprawling unit of 4,200 square feet, with four bedrooms, a den, office and play area.
But they won’t be in Greenwich, Conn., or Armonk, N.Y. The Ashleys will move into a 31-story Upper West Side condominium, where they have bought three apartments that they are combining into a six-bedroom, 4,200-square-foot duplex.
Mr. Ashley, 41, said he wanted his family to live in Manhattan because he works such long hours at a private equity firm that he would see his children less if he had to spend more time commuting.
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