Half-Floor Penthouse at Manhattan’s Star-Studded Condo Lists for $18.5 Million – Mansion Global

A half-floor penthouse at a boutique Manhattan condo that boasts a slew of celebrity residents has come to the market for $18.5 million.

Located on the seventh floor of 285 Lafayette St., a 10-story brick building at the intersection of the borough’s SoHo and Nolita neighborhoods, the apartment has more than 5,350 square feet of interior space with six bedrooms and five bathrooms, according to last week’s listing with Brett Mitchell of Compass.

“This amazing apartment also has two wraparound terraces, one of which is off the kitchen,” Mr. Mitchell said. “It also has 20 oversized windows and 12 sets of French doors, which bring in lots of natural light.”

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The home also features 11-foot ceilings, two gas-burning fireplaces and customized Sonos speakers in every room, he added.

The home was combined from two apartments, which the current owners bought separately in 2000 and 2009 through a limited liability company, property records show.

The New York Post first reported the listing.

The building was built in 1886 as a chocolate factory and was converted into a condo by famed developer and hotelier Ian Schrager in 1999. Over the years, celebrities including the likes of David Bowie, Hugh Jackman, Courtney Love and Alex Rodriguez have called it home, according to Mr. Mitchell.

Bowie, the late British singer and songwriter, had lived in the apartment next door from 1999 until he died in 2016. That apartment sold for $16.4 million in September 2021.

The building has one of the best landscaped rooftop gardens with direct elevator access and views of the original St. Patrick’s Cathedral, a 24-hour doorman, a recently-renovated lobby and a private entry, the listing said. 

The building is also south of the famous Puck Building, where one of the penthouses is on the market for $35 million.



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