NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — The “Fifty Shades of Grey” books have made British author E.L. James very rich. They have also made a certain Seattle apartment building red hot.
Ever since the trailer for the “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie came out last month, Erik Mehr’s phone has been ringing a lot.
Mehr is the real estate broker for the “Fifty Shades apartment.”
Yes, the upscale apartment building in Seattle where fictional billionaire Christian Grey lives — and does lots of kinky things — actually exists. It’s called Escala.
It’s overwhelmingly women ages 19 to 50 that call Mehr’s firm, begging to spend a night or two in the famous penthouse or, at least, get their photo somewhere in the building.
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