Exploring New York City’s Celebrity Real Estate Transactions

Exploring New York City’s Celebrity Real Estate Transactions

A number of celebrity real estate transactions have recently taken place throughout the city. Here is a look at just a few.

Jon Bon Jovi Former Home Put Back on the Market

Located at 158 Mercer Street, Jon Bon Jovi’s former home was purchased by Austrian-American businessman Gerhard Andlinger in 2015. Offering 7,452 square feet, the sprawling penthouse was purchased by Bon Jovi in 2007 for $24 million. The rock star held on to the home for four years before listing it on the market for $45 million. With no offers at that price, Bon Jovi held onto the apartment for another three years until Adlinger purchased it for $37.5 million. Less than two years later, Adlinger has put the six-bedroom six-bathroom home back on the market for $38 million. Features of the home include a media room, floor-to-ceiling windows, several fireplaces, a private elevator, dramatic columns and a beautiful rooftop deck with panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline.

Amy Schumer Sells Upper West Side Apartment

Award-winning actress Amy Schumer has sold her Upper West Side apartment, though she had to accept less than what she paid for the apartment in the first place. After having the apartment on the market for more than a year with an asking price of $2.075 million, Schumer ultimately sold the home for $1.625 million. This represents a $70,000 loss when compared to what Schumer paid for the apartment in 2014. It doesn’t appear to bother the actress, however, as she has already gone on to purchase a $12.147 million 4,500-square-foot, glass-walled duplex penthouse located atop a pre-war building on the Upper West Side..

Schumer’s former 850-square-foot apartment took up the top floor of a 20-foot-wide turn-of-the-century brownstone located just a half block west of the American Museum of Natural History. Interior details include a master bathroom with a claw-foot tub, built-in bookshelves, carved mantles, an interior staircase leading to a landscaped roof terrace and several skylights.

Historic Harlem Townhouse Owned by Bob Dylan Placed on the Market

A four-story townhouse formerly owned by music legend Bob Dylan has been placed back on the market. Located at 265 West 139th Street and built in 1891, the home is the work of OG architects McKim, Mead & White and is one of nearly 150 homes that comprise the St. Nicholas Historic District. Created in 1967, the District was praised as “a striking example of overall city planning at its best” by the Landmark’s Preservation Commission. Better known as Striver’s Row, the District is home to politician Adam Clayton Powell Jr. and composer W.C. Handy.

With an asking price of $3.7 million, the five-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom townhouse was home to Bob Dylan for 14 years before he sold it to its current owners in 2000 for $560,000. Since then, the owners have carefully restored the home’s 19th-century details, including gorgeous wooden millwork and columns, wainscoting and decorative fireplace mantels. Meanwhile, the kitchen features a wine fridge and high-end appliances while the back patio has been modified to create a comfortable gathering place. The home also boasts a formal parlor and dining room.