Do you hate exterior walls? Would you prefer high-performance glass instead? Do you have $48 million to spare? Then you’re in luck because the skyloft penthouse is back on the market!
The 7,493-square foot duplex penthouse at 145 Hudson Street is the perfect home for scofflaws who hate the idea of laying low. Not only is the penthouse’s size in violation of landmarks regulations (it had to be partially torn down to fit a smaller footprint, although it still managed to get 7 more feet of airspace than it should hvae), but it is currently owned by ex-con William Duker. Mr. Duker, who pleaded guilty in 1997 to defrauding the FDIC, paid $30 million for the property in 2008 (a downtown record at the time).
Six years ago, 249 Church Street would have rated a 22 or 23 in Edward Ernst “Ted” Zagat‘s book. The restaurant survey scion purchased a three-bedroom loft there, perhaps for the proximity to Bouley, The Odeon and Nobu, for $1.6 million. Having joined Facebook in April, he just sold the home for a very friendly $2.15 million.
While Mr. Zagat came to Tribeca from his native Upper West Side, the buyer is even more of a foreigner. Aidan P. Flatley is president and C.E.O. of the Ontario-based Kenaidan company. (Get it?Founded with a guy named Ken, sounds like Canadian—these guys are clever.) Mr. Flatley’s daughter Margaret is also listed on the deed and currently resides in the Village. According to a source, the 1,700-square-foot home is for her.
Back in the 1970s, Tribeca’s Belgian-block streets were chock-a-block with artists, and that’s about it. Nowadays, the only artists in the city’s most expensive neighborhood are those financial wizards who have made an art out of making money. There is, though, the occasional auteur, like Danny Masterson, the actor/DJ/child model/Scientologist.
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Normally, death is poison to real estate. Normally.
The five-unit cast-iron condo in Soho where Heath Ledger took one too many sleeping pills in January 2008 sold out within a matter of weeks of coming on the market, in November 2010. Bloggers and even brokers did not hesitate to bring up the connection at 419 Read More