The state of the real estate market may not be healthy at the moment as high end listed properties are having to mark down the asking price. However HGTV continues to visit extravagant properties for their one hour special show that highlights the most expensive rooms in the world. Times have changed radically over a decade. You had million dollar homes ten years ago and now you have million dollar rooms and even a million dollar wine cabinet. For the latest episode of Million Dollar Rooms, HGTV tales the viewers to Shirley Goldfield’s two-story, full-wing, walk-in closet.
Goldfield says that she tried to think of everything she would need while getting the closet built. No doubt, it is a project in itself as it cost her $5 million. It was in a way her statement that she had arrived. She admits that the grand closet was inspired by Chanel. She admires Coco Chanel for her competitive, never say die spirit that saw her succeed in a man’s world. Being a woman in her world was a disadvantage but she overcame it and achieved what she set out to do.
The closet is the symbol of that success. It has rows after rows of quilted bags and racks of designer clothes. But what actually makes it extraordinary is the special fittings and exclusive furnishings. It comes outfitted with18K gold doorknobs. It features a vanity with an antique chair purchased in France. The closet boasts of an 18K gold chandelier, custom made in Florence. The iron railing in the closet is modeled after the famed mirrored one in the Chanel store on Rue de Cambon in Paris. You can also see the Chanel logo on the custom area rug. HGTV has done a wonderful job of showcasing the ultra luxurious closet.