The W Reveals Award-Winning $1 Million ‘Playhouse for Grownups’

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There’s a new residence in Hollywood that’s making headlines — for being a residence you can’t actually live in.

The nearly $1 million penthouse at The Residences at W Hollywood was named Best Interior Design Show Home at the International Property Awards in London this month for its innovation in being a true luxury escape.

The property was designed by Beverly Hills interior designer, president and founder of Arch-Interiors Design Group, Christopher Grubb, to focus purely on entertainment; it is an urban “playhouse” for adults.

The $999,000, penthouse 12G appears to shimmer with details of twinkling aluminum tile, wallpaper with subtle shimmer, Balinese seashells wrapped around structural columns, and unique lighting — and those details, of course, are intentional as they are meant to convey the glitz and glitter of Tinseltown. Rich fabrics like velvet and subtle neutral hues of grey, brown and black give the space a distinctly adult feel.

You won’t be sleeping here, but our guess is you won’t mind if you’ve come to play. The bedroom has been turned into a game room, and instead of a bed, you’ll find a chandelier hanging over a custom-designed gaming table, ideal for poker, blackjack or (if you’re really feeling child-like), Go-Fish.

The suite also offers four flat screen televisions, linen gaming chairs, a cantilevered buffet table, a wine refrigerator, a putting green on the terrace, an outdoor fireplace and a projector and 110-inch screen with concealed in-wall surround sound speakers.

Game on.

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