'Fifty Shades of Grey' Penthouse in Seattle Sells For $6.2 Million


Fifty Shades of Grey penthouse in Seattle

Curbed logoBy Sean Keeley

For those of us who haven't read "Fifty Shades Of Grey," you might be as surprised as us to learn that the major events of the steamy book series take place in the penthouse of the Escala tower at 1920 4th Avenue in Seattle. Even if you haven't read the book, you're probably not surprised to learn that the real-life penthouse has sold for the massive price tag of $6.2 million. According to brokers, it's the highest price for a Seattle condo in three years.

No, author E.L. James wasn't the seller. She's never actually set foot in the penthouse she's made famous, merely using it as a stepping-off point for the one in her novels. However, the 5,100-square-foot condo with a 1,000-square-foot terrace looks extremely similar -- to those who have read them. We don't know much about buyers Ed and Cynthia Maletis, but we hope they understand that everyone is now going to assume they're constantly doing bondage role-playing all the time. Have fun, kids.

This article was originally published on Curbed.

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