The Closer: ‘Real Housewives of New York’s’ Jill Zarin has ace up her sleeve : NY Daily News

Friday, August 7th 2009, 4:00 AM

“Real Housewives of New York’s” Jill Zarin has a little ace up her sleeve when it comes to being trumped in the housing market by Teresa Giudice from the New Jersey cast. After Giudice wowed and repulsed viewers with the over-the-top ostentatious decorating job at her new home, Zarin has been on the prowl for a new home herself. One of the more down-to-earth cast members of the Bravo hit (who doesn’t like Jill’s mother?), Zarin was recently spotted looking at the $13 million penthouse at the Laurel, a new condominium from Alexico at 400 E. 67th St.

Unlike Giudice’s monstrosity, the Laurel apartment is a gem. It has four bedrooms, 4,073 square feet of living space, north, south, east and west exposures, 3,000 square feet of outdoor space, including a private roof deck, and a master bath surrounded by glass, with views of the city. In terms of amenities, the Laurel Club, an entertainment space with a theatre and private dining room, is completed, as is the Trophy Room, a two-level triathlon training center.

As for Zarin, the move is a step up from her smaller apartment, currently on the market for $3.2 million.

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