New York City real estate offers some of the most extravagant, expensive pads in the entire country, apartments only mega-celebrities could afford. And while New Yorkers are known for offering celebs a decent amount of privacy out on city streets, that doesn’t mean we don’t follow their real estate habits obsessively. What follows is a montage of high price tags, sprawling apartments and crazy amenities fit for a celebrity.
Celebs who are looking
Earlier this week The Real Deal reported that Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez toured a $4.2 million apartment at 84 Thomas Street in TriBeCa. The two-bedroom apartment has private keyed-elevator access, a stainless steal chef’s kitchen and interior cast iron columns. And the New York Post reported that Scarlett Johansson is on the real estate prowl, checking out a three-bedroom duplex at the Silk Building at 14 E. Fourth St. and a $4 million penthouse at 230 E. 63rd St.
Celebs who are selling
Director, screenwriter and producer Oliver Stone listed his apartment at 1 Morton Sq. for $2.999 million, reported the Wall Street Journal. He bought the apartment, which has 11-foot ceilings and views of the Hudson River, back in 2010 for $2.2 million. Apparently there are already a few interested buyers, considering the limited inventory in the West Village. Last month, actress Holly Hunter listed her Greenwich Village co-op at 43 5th Ave. for $8.7 million. She bought the apartment from Julia Roberts back in 2005 for $4.1 million, according to Real Estalker. And on the rental market, Janet Jackson‘s apartment at Trump International. The Real Deal noted that it’s asking a mere $35,000 a month. The 34th-floor pad has floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Central Park. Early into 2014, photographer Annie Leibovitz sold her collection of three (three!) West Village townhouses which total 10,200 square feet. The buyer? According to Curbed, it was George W. Bush’s niece Lauren Bush Lauren and her husband David Lauren, who paid $28.5 million. Finally, Curbed joked that Alec Baldwin may sell his “small empire” at the Devonshire House in Greenwich Village after he very publicly announced to New York magazine he was leaving New York City.
Celebs who are buying
Earlier this month rock star Keith Richards made a huge purchase: a $10.5 million co-op at 15th Avenue in Greenwich Village. The Real Deal wrote that the pad is a combination of three different apartments — it features three terraces, custom detailing like white lacquer millwork, and a sound system throughout. The space first hit the market in 2012 for $15 million then made its way down to $11 million. And even new age guru Deepak Chopra has NYC digs! The Post reported that he paid $14.5 million for an apartment at 66 East 11th Street, a boutique development in Greenwich Village. Leo DiCaprio also owns an apartment in this building.