Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Report: David Bowie's former apartment sells on Lafayette

The tasteful Lafayette Street apartment that David Bowie lived in for the last 17 years of his life sold after less than a month on the market for $16.8 million. 

As The Wall Street Journal first reported, the property is now in contract. Streeteasy shows that the residence had been on the market for 27 days. Bowie bought the space for $3.81 million in 1999. 

Here's a description of the home located in a former chocolate factory (circa 1886) between Houston/Jersey Street and Prince via Streeteasy:
Located in a premier full-service building in Soho/Nolita, is a grand yet intimate condominium residence measuring 5,090 square feet with 3 perfectly situated terraces measuring an additional 1,025 square feet. 
The interior was beautifully crafted by one of Europe's most renowned architect/designers. Direct elevator access to the apartment's entrance gallery leads to a 56 × 22 foot great room with 3 exposures and a western terrace. 11 foot ceiling heights, a fireplace, adjacent library (w/bath), and open kitchen add to the space’s character and function. 
The main bedroom suite measures over 1,000 square feet and features a fireplace, dressing room, oversized bath and terrace. There are an additional 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, and a powder room.
The property is owned by a trust linked to Bowie's estate, the Journal reported. Iman, his wife of 24 years, was said to still be living in the unit before it was listed for sale.

Bowie died in January 2016 of liver cancer. He was 69. 

He was living in the apartment at the time of his death. In subsequent days, fans created makeshift memorials outside the building. 

All photos via Streeteasy


noble neolani said...

This will be a gut renovation I can guarantee you. Why? Because that's what the very rich do.

Anonymous said...

Lovely space. RIP.

Anonymous said...

The only slightly rich never gut renovate. jus sayin.

DrBOP said...

That porch has a bit of a weird layout.
Kind of a space oddity, eh?