Google Lord Nevill-Manning Buys $85,000 Closet in Tribeca

Web guru Craig Nevill-Manning heads Google’s engineering office in New York, which means he’s in charge of something like 13,000 people. So it’s good to know he has a comfortable Manhattan penthouse, or two, for unwinding after work.

The New York Times reported in January that he and his wife Kirsten (another Google staffer) had paid $6.45 million for a penthouse at 150 Nassau Street, an apartment that comes with massive outdoor space and 18-foot ceilings, but "no plumbing or electricity or interior walls.”

But don’t pity the plumbing-deprived couple. City records show they have a second penthouse: In August 2005, they spent $8.25 million for a top-tier loft at The Atalanta in Tribeca.

But that wasn’t enough space! Late last month they paid $85,050 for an Atalanta storage unit, according to public records.

Maybe that closet will come in handy while they work on their Nassau Street penthouse, which will apparently take at least $2 million in work. In the meantime, Mr. Nevill-Manning was named an Urban Visionary by Cooper Union this year: He reportedly wore a pin-striped suit “randomly silk-screened with blue angelfish and purposely frayed at the seams and the cuffs.” From now on, that number should stay in the storage space.