There is nothing quite as interesting as living in a Penthouse in New York, but few people really have the wherewithal to actually afford a penthouse, rented or owned. Whether you live in a condo, a co-op or simply a rented penthouse anywhere in the City, there is something to be said for a penthouse with a baby grand piano. If you live in a penthouse in Manhattan, Queens, the Bronx or even the Village, you really need to think about why it is that every penthouse should have its very own baby grand.
The Serious Music Student Aside
Of course there will be the occasional penthouse in which resides a serious music student that is there for the piano lessons NYC is famous for, but the serious music student aside, a baby grand really does add so much to the ambiance of any penthouse. Just take a few moments to think about all the movies you’ve seen in your life that take place in New York. Wherever the cultured upper-end of society resides, there’s a baby grand prominent there somewhere – and if there isn’t, there’s something wrong with that picture!
An Elegant Focal Point within a Room
Even homes where there is no one who is a musician have a baby grand in the great room as a focal point for their décor. There is nothing quite as elegant as a baby grand and when there is a pair of crystal candelabras resting on either side with the top opened majestically, you simply want to look around to see when Clark Gable will enter the room. Yes, truly reminiscent of days gone by, but glory days we’ll never see again.
Social Gatherings Especially during the Holidays
Every holiday, there is sure to be a musician in the crowd. What would a birthday be without standing around the piano singing the birthday song and what would Christmas be without all those carolers singing off key after one too many hot toddies? A baby grand is the perfect complement to any social gathering and if you live in a New York penthouse, you probably host social gatherings galore.
A Status Symbol of Breeding and Wealth
When thinking about all those movies from the glory days long gone by, you can also see how a baby grand became a status symbol of wealth and breeding. New York penthouses were homes of the rich and famous and there wasn’t a home of the rich and famous that didn’t have at least a baby grand if not a few other well-chosen instruments lying around.
So these are the reasons every New York penthouse should have a baby grand. Some of this is undoubtedly just in good fun. However, if you are a true musician, you’ll appreciate that baby grand for what it is – one of the finest pieces of musical craftsmanship this side of heaven. Play it, look at it, decorate it, highlight it, whatever you want to do but always know that there is no such thing as a New York penthouse that doesn’t have its very own baby grand.