Perkiness Pays Off.
When talk-show host Kelly Ripa, and her husband Mark Consuelos purchased a Soho duplex in the same building they already owned a full-floor loft, they needed to make decision that only the wealthy entertain: Do we really need a triplex?
Instead, they put the 5,000-square-foot loft, just below their new duplex, on the market for $7.5 million last October. (The couple had purchased it for only $2.8 million in 2002).
And it didn’t take long to find a buyer.
In Dec., The Observer reported that a finance professional had signed a contract on the sleek apartment, but the deal just closed in late Jan. for $7.25 million, according to deed-transfer records.
Architect Deborah Berke-who also was hired to work on Jon Stewart’s Tribeca pad-renovated the ritzy loft, which includes appliances by Sub Zero and Gaggenau.
The trendy, downtown condo is also home to film mogul Harvey Weinstein, who dropped $7 million on his own 5,000-square-foot loft a few floors below.
It’s a good thing that Mr. Weinstein is all settled in Soho. His ex-wife, Eve Chilton Weinstein, just put the couple’s former Central Park West co-op apartment on the market for $25 million.
– Michael Calderone