Here is a look at some of the celebrity real estate transactions that have recently taken place in New York City.
Steve Madden Purchases New Condo in Billionaires’ Row
Fashion and footwear mogul Steve Madden has purchased a 4,624-square-foot condo in Billionaires’ Row boasting five bedrooms and 6.5 baths. Located in the SOM Architects-designed tower at 252 East 57th Street, the condo features high ceilings, a massive eat-in kitchen, dramatic columns and walls lined with oversized windows offering magnificent views of Manhattan’s skyline and the East River. Other features of the condo, which Madden purchased for $12.2 million, include three walk-in closets, a gas fireplace, a library, a washer/dryer, a balcony and a 100-bottle wine refrigerator.
Apartment in John Legend and Chrissy Teigen’s Old Building Hits the Market
An apartment in Nolita’s Brewster Carriage House has been put on the market for $4 million. The listing comes shortly after John Legend and Chrissy Teigen sold their apartment in the same building. The new listing is similar to the one that was occupied by the celebrity couple, offering 2,000-square-feet of living space with two bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. The current owner purchased the apartment, which comes complete with some unique furniture, for $2.647,450 in June of 2012.
Tommy Hilfiger’s Penthouse Available for Purchase
After previously unsuccessful attempts to sell his Plaza duplex penthouse, fashion mogul Tommy Hilfiger has put the home back on the market with an asking price of $50 million. Hilfiger and his wife, Dee Ocleppo, purchased the property in the form of two units 2008 with one costing $25.5 million and the other coming in at $20 million. Combined, the units created a 5,600-square-foot apartment featuring antiqued mirrors, checker boarding, a domed tea room and an original hand-painted mirror by Hilary Knight. The home also features a terrace overlooking Central Park and four bedrooms, each boasting a different theme.
The couple originally tried to lip the property in 2008 shorty after purchasing it, but the timing in the real estate market was not good at the time. The couple then decided to renovate the property and put it back on the market for $80 million. Since then, the property has remained on the market and has experienced slow but steady price drops. In March 2015, the price was cut to $75 million. It was cut again in January 2016 to $68.95 million and then again in November 2016 to $58.9 million.
Matt Damon May Be Moving to a Brooklyn Heights Penthouse
With a $16.645 million asking price, a six-bedroom penthouse situated atop the former Standish Arms Hotel in Brooklyn Heights may soon become the most expensive home sold in Brooklyn. Even more interesting, it appears that the home may be sold to Matt Damon. If so, it wouldn’t be the first time the Boston-born star looked at Brooklyn Heights for a home. In fact, he and his wife, Luciana Barroso, allegedly toured the Low Mansion that was on the market for $40 million, but a deal never materialized. The penthouse on Standish combines three units and offers its own private outdoor space. Amenities of the building, which is a conversion of a hotel built in 1903, include a kid’s playroom and a fitness center.