David Bowie’s longtime downtown Manhattan apartment has discovered a consumer a lot less than a month right after it strike the sector.
The famous English musician to begin with purchased the home in 1999 for $3.81 million. He managed the residence with his “eternal love” — supermodel, businesswoman and spouse Iman — right up until his loss of life in 2016 at the age of 69 immediately after dropping his prolonged battle with liver cancer.
This marks the 1st time the historic condo has been outlined for sale considering that the late “Space Oddity” singer’s passing, in accordance to the Wall Street Journal.
“By all accounts, Bowie liked dwelling in SoHo/Nolita,” according to author Will Brooker’s acclaimed e book ”Forever Stardust: David Bowie Throughout the Universe,” which exposed that the musician loved strolling through Washington Sq. Park and browsing community bookstores. “He felt at property, semi-nameless, between New Yorkers far too interesting to act star-struck at superstar sightings.”
The 4-bedroom, 4-bathtub residence spans 5,090 square ft and will come with a few “perfectly situated” terraces, the listing states.
Born David Robert Jones in Brixton, London, Bowie was an “artistic” little one who was closely motivated by American rock ‘n’ roll.
In spite of proudly owning multiple NYC homes, the singer-songwriter — whose a long time of hits redefined rock songs and whose gender-bending alter moi, Ziggy Stardust, became a pop-tradition icon — reportedly handed away at a house he owned in London, his liked ones at his bedside.
On the other hand, attributes of the superstar’s just-sold, longtime Manhattan property include things like immediate elevator access, and artwork gallery-type entrance which sales opportunities to a 56-by-22-feet terrific home, 11-ft-large ceilings, a fire, and adjacent library with a lavatory.
Built by “one of Europe’s most renowned architects,” in accordance to the Corcoran listing, the condominium also boasts an open kitchen, a main bed room suite that steps in excess of 1,000 square ft and attributes a fireplace, dressing home, powder place and oversized bath and terrace.
The constructing itself was crafted in 1886, and in the beginning served as the Hawley & Hoops sweet manufacturing unit. In 1999, the house was converted to a comprehensive-company condominium creating.
From 1992 to 2002, Bowie also shared a Central Park distribute with Iman. Found at the JW Marriott Essex House, that residence also hit the current market previously this year and soon went into contract.
Stuart Moss of Corcoran held the listing.
Bowie’s self-titled debut album was unveiled in 1967, adopted by a single for the surreal people-rock anthem “Space Oddity” in 1969. He soon formulated his Ziggy Stardust persona, recognized for flamboyant pantsuits, sexual ambiguity and psychedelic rock swagger.
That idea character influenced generations of musicians in genres as assorted as folk and glam rock, adopted by a heavier seem on his 1970 album, “The Male Who Offered the Earth.”
Bowie later created the Slender White Duke persona for his “Station to Station” album in 1976. Following a string of hits above a long time, which include “Let’s Dance,” “China Female,” “Suffragette City” and “Starman,” he experienced just launched an album, “Blackstar,” in the days prior to his 2016 dying.