Hitmaker Toby Gad Rocks Out of UWS Penthouse

Toby Gad, apparent self portrait

The stars he works with live in multimillion dollar homes all over the world, yet songwriter Tobias “Toby” Gad doesn’t have it too bad himself. Mr. Gad, who has written such timeless classics as Beyonce’s “If I Were A Boy” and Fergie’s “Big Girls Don’t Cry” has just sold his New York digs for $1.9 million, city records show.

While it appears that the property was not on the market publicly,  the previous listing sheds some light on the place. Spanning 1,350 square feet, the home has two bedrooms, a 317-square-foot living room with a wood burning fireplace, herringbone floors, and a full wraparound terrace. We can just imagine Mr. Gad sitting on his terrace overlooking the city, pondering the meaning of life and penning lyrics for Selena Gomez and The Scene.

The hit-machine purchased the penthouse at 200 West 86th Street in 2008 for $1.75 million, city records show, and we imagine he was still cashing in on royalties from his first major hit, Milli Vanilli’s “Can’t You Feel My Love?” Meanwhile, Mr. Gad has since relocated to California, calling greater Los Angeles home.

The penthouse was purchased by Eve Dorfzaun.

eknutsen@observer.com

Hitmaker Toby Gad Rocks Out of UWS Penthouse