What kind of multimillion-dollar Tribeca condos do Oprah-endorsed money gurus favor? Until last month, David Bach, who has penned un-Marxist best-sellers like The Automatic Millionaire and Start Late, Finish Rich, had a seven-room loft in the former Bazzini nut factory at 21 Jay Street.
According to city records, he and his wife Michelle sold the place for $3.6 million to upstairs neighbors Michael Beebe, a media analyst, and his wife Netta Levy. (It doesn’t seem that they’ll be able to combine condos.)
In an interview with a Canadian newspaper over the weekend, Mr. Bach bragged that he’d bought his apartment four years ago for only $2 million. According to city records, to nitpick, his purchase price was $2,082,321.
But he knows what he’s doing. He runs a real-estate wealth campaign called the Great American Homeowner Challenge—which happens to involve a mega-bus painted with a massive, smiling David Bach.
His old Tribeca condo, listed by the Corcoran Group’s Barrie Mandel, had “oversized chestnut framed windows,” which fits nicely with the building’s Bazzini nut history. Incidentally, Mr. Bach is appearing this month with the brokerage’s founder, Barbara Corcoran, on a CNBC series called The Millionaire Inside. They can talk about his old apartment’s windowed kitchen, which opened into a 28.5-foot-long living room, which itself had barrel-vaulted ceilings, exposed brick and a wood-burning fireplace.
Why did he leave it all behind? According to a separate Canadian report, he has a “townhome” going up in the neighborhood plus a new condo “in a trendy area of Brooklyn.”