Mercier cited wanting to spend more time in her native France, and less in the United States, as her reason for parting ways with the 2,148-square-foot unit at 212 West 18th Street. The makeup maven did, however, note that she planned on maintaining a New York presence, and was in the market for a smaller pied-à-terre.
The mogul didn’t waste any time—she recently scooped up a 1,346-square-foot condo at 655 Sixth Avenue, in the O’Neill Building, for which she paid $2.66 million.
Mercier’s newly purchased two-bedroom, two-bathroom Flatiron condo features cast-iron columns and walnut floors, per the listing shared by Compass brokers James Morgan and Brandon Cohen—Compass declined to comment on the sale.
The kitchen is a bit more compact than in Mercier’s previous apartment, but it is equipped with Viking appliances and a 150-bottle wine cooler.
The living room contains walnut built-in bookshelves and a media console, and the master suite includes a walk-in closet with custom cabinets, as well as a honeycomb marble tiled bathroom with a soaking tub and separate stall shower.
Mercier also managed to shave a tad off of the $2.83 million the apartment was listed for. While the cosmetics mogul is leaving behind the celeb-filled Walker Tower (reported residents include Cameron Diaz, Harrison Ford and Katie Holmes), her new building has a famous pedigree, too—Mariska Hargitay once owned the duplex penthouse.