The penthouse at 131 West 11th Street has long attracted cosmopolitan and artistic types. Owned by Vogue editor Grace Coddington for over two decades, the residence has most recently been occupied by DJ Mark Ronson’s new wife Josephine de la Baume, a French actress/model/belle jeune. Jet-setting debutantes and voguettes probably won’t be frequenting the place any longer, however, as it has been sold… to a young couple in finance—the vanilla of New York real estate.
Ms. de la Baume bought the place from Ms. Coddington in 2009, city records show, around the time she met Mr. Ronson. The couple dated for two years before sealing the deal this summer in a star-studded, hipster-chic French ceremony.
Ms. de la Baume had a pretty sweet set up in her Greenwich Village pied a terre (she lives full time in London, according to The Real Deal). The 1,225-square-foot duplex includes two wood-burning fireplaces, a foliage-heavy outdoor deck, and a 250-square foot master suite, according to floor plans and a listing from Corcoran agents Charles Zullo and Nick Gavin. The dining room/living room/kitchen space is “a perfect entertaining combination,” the listing states.
Judging by the photos, it seems Ms. de la Baume had vacated the residence before putting it on the market. Perhaps she was shacking up with Mr. Ronson at his New York pad which, incidentally, is also on the market. Maybe a more substantial New York abode is in the couple’s future?
Ms. de la Baume paid $1.45 million for the place in 2009, city records show. She initially asked $1.7 million for the property when she put it on the market back in March, and the duplex ultimately sold for $1.51 million.
The buyers are Christina Lyndon Winstead and Trevor Winstead, ex-Ivy-league newlyweds currently working on Wall Street.