Bullets, ninjas, entire armies, nothing could stop RoboCop–except for some bad decorating decisions.
When Peter Weller, star of the mechanized movie series, decided to put his one-bedroom pied-à-terre on the market last July, he hired deisgner Cheryl Eisen to bridghten his “very man cave” penthouse, according to an article in The Journal at the time. The sequel worked, as the 1,000-square-foot spread at 37 Riverside Drive has now sold for $1.5 million, according to city records.
Mr. Weller has been in the co-op since 1991, old
mortgage documents show, the year Mr. Weller’s hits Road to Ruin and Naked Lunch came out, and it had not been touched much since. According to The Journal, the kitchen and wraparound 550-square-foot terrace were replaced, as was “80 percent” of the actor’s belongings, including “a pencil sketch of a nude woman” in the bedroom, which was covered over with grasscloth wallpaper.
Some things never change. “This home has stunning river and skyline views, high ceilings, a washer and dryer, central air conditioning and great closet/storage spaces,” boasts Austin Schuster in his Sotheby’s listing.
Yet Mr. Weller may have met his match in Robin Klein. The buyer shot 25 percent off RoboCop’s original asking price of $2 million.