We knew that 8500, the luxury rental building just south of the Beverly Center, had some nutso high rents (starting in the mid-$4,000s) but the penthouse, freshly-revealed just last week, goes way beyond: it rents for $40,000 per month. Keep in mind, there's a Trader Joe's in the building! Ok, also the unit is 4,000 square feet and comes fully furnished by Waldo Fernandez (down to a cashmere throw on the living room couch). It has three bedrooms (including a master with Jack and Jill bathrooms and closets), four and a half bathrooms, a family room with wetbar, a dining room, nine-foot ceilings, motorized shades on the giant windows, six flatscreens, private access to the roof terrace and pool, and even freaking original art. On the downside, it's only accessible via an outdoor hallway. The building has the rooftop area with pool, spa, gym, and lounge; a 24-hour doorman; concierge; valet; pantry stocking from TJ's; dog walking; a personal trainer; and on and on and on. We're told there's already been just scads of interest, mostly from people who have primary residences elsewhere (i.e., whales ready to toss down $40k a month on a pied-a-terre).
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