In a love story – whether it ends happily or not, the setting is also important. In this post I will feature Christian Grey’s Penthouse in Escala, the setting for most of the “action” in Fifty Shades of Grey.
The Escala apartments is actually a real-life building, though E L James had not been there when she wrote the book. She used the promotional materials of the condo to describe the penthouse.
See related post about Fifty Shades of Grey here. The movie will be open in the Philippines on February 11.
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Penthouse – Christian Grey’s pad in ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’
The penthouse is on the 31st floor, measures 5,181 sq ft (483 sqm), and has a 1,000 sq ft (93 sqm) terrace.
In this scene from the trailer, they look like they’re in a different room though…
…. the Guest Bedroom, perhaps?
I wonder where in the apartment is this located?
… probably somewhere here.
Where in the penthouse might this be?
Unfortunately, in the real life Escala, the red room does not exist. Of course, you can always have one built.
You want to relive the scenes from “Fifty Shades of Grey”? It will cost you. A penthouse sold in 2013 for US$ 6.2 million (around PHP 275 million). There is a current penthouse listing for US$ 6.6 million (around PHP 293 million).
If you want to live in Escala but don’t have that kind of money, you can always buy the smaller apartments. A similar apartment, one bedroom with an area of 952 sq ft. (88.44 sqm), sold in June 2014 for US$ 489,000 (around PHP 21.7 million).
If you just want the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ experience for only a short while, you’re out of luck. The Airbnb listing of a one bedroom apartment in Escala, for only US$ 257 per night for a minimum of three nights, was taken down because it violated the ownership agreement. Escala doesn’t allow short term tenants.
You can always take a picture or ‘selfie’ at the building’s entrance.
That’s free, I guess.
– Finance MD