Is ’80s hair rocker Jon Bon Jovi looking to runaway from New York?
It seems that the Jersey native is looking to sell his massive Soho duplex, according to the Post. Mr. Bon Jovi (nee Bongiovi) bought the massive place at 158 Mercer Street back in 2007, paying $24 million for the 7,400-square-foot space.
Mr. Bon Jovi may be living on a prayer with his exorbitant asking price, however: he reportedly wants a jaw dropping (and record-setting) $45 million for the newly renovated penthouse. That would be a downtown record, well above the penthouse at Superior Ink, which sold for $31.5 million last year.
Although the rocker renovated the place after he purchased, the previous 2007 listing says it all. At the time, Prudential Elliman brokers Herve Senequier and Leonard Steinberg called the expansive condo “the most significant Downtown property of all.” With six bedrooms and 6.5 baths, its hard to imagine why Mr. Bon Jovi would want to leave.
Mark Madoff, the son of ponzi-scheming Bernie Madoff, committed suicide in the building last year. Perhaps Mr. Bon Jovi has a case of the heebie-jeebies?