Sotheby’s may be uptown, but what better place for one of its specialists to live than in a sculptural penthouse in Chelsea? The model-handsome Loic Gouzer has purchased rented (please see correction below) one of the four penthouses at Cary Tamarkin’s 456 West 19th Street. The curves-on-a-box lofts were recently completed and have been selling briskly, with all but two of the 22 units snapped up since they came on the market in December 2009.
Mr. Gouzer paid $5.35 million for his two-bedroom, 2.5-bath condo, according to city records, a 14 percent discount off the ask. The two-story condo covers 2,254-square-feet of Calcutta gold marble and 10-inch-wide white oak planks on the eighth and ninth floors. The signature swooping balconies offer 1,129 square feet of outdoor space.
“The Penthouses at 456 West 19th Street are wrapped in continuous ribbons of true divided-light steel windows that offer sweeping views of the Hudson River, the green expanse of the High Line Park, and the Manhattan cityscape,” Cathy Taub, Alexa Lambert and Millie Perry write in their Stribling listing.
With all that glass, where will Mr. Gouzer hang his art?
CORRECTION: The penthouse was not sold to Mr. Gouzer, who no longer works at Sotheby’s. He is renting the home, and his name appears on legal documents for an LLC that did make the purchase. The buyer is in fact a foreigner “who no one would have ever heard of,” Mr. Gouzer’s attorney told The Observer. We regret the error.