Esquire North: The Ultimate Bachelor Pad

For the fifth year in a row, Esquire has taken over an incredible home — this one an $8.5 million triplex penthouse apartment overlooking Central Park in New York City — and worked with the world's top designers and luxury brands to transform it into the ultimate bachelor pad. Here are a few of the rooms:

Living Room designed by Campion Platt for Versace – Four-LCD installation, Cluster, is mounted on the wall that records and plays back up to two minutes of new video a day. – $140,000 Kef Muon speakers — one of only a hundred sets in existence and the first pair in the U. S.

Media Room designed by Dean Maltz for Hugo Boss – Boasts an outward-facing seating arrangement, four-foot disk lights that float above the couches like clouds, and art that looks like a tornado of water in the corner

The Bar designed by Rockwell Group for St. Pauli Girl – Curtain of Swarovski crystals replicating bubbles and the indentations in the metal base standing in for condensation. – Counter is made of transparent blue plastic and houses lasers and a fog machine.

Upper Terrace designed by Clodagh for Westin Hotels & Resorts – Fireplace is stocked with wood, the mirrors double the view, and according to the designer, the amber lighting makes people look most attractive. See the rest of the house (12 total rooms)

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