Comic actor and Second-City alum Mike Myers has listed one of his apartments in SoHo for sale. Myers purchased the penthouse in the Mercer Street building in 2007, parting with $8 million to take possession of the 4,200 square-foot residence. The recent listing, a little more than a decade later, finds it priced at $13.95 million. Myers first listed the property for sale in 2015, for $17 million.
The building dates to 2005, and contains only nine units. Myers’ unit features an intoxicating spaciousness, with ceilings extending to at least 12’, and a floor-to-ceiling built-in bookcase with a rail ladder in the living room that greatly enhances the sense of scale and gives the place a headily sophisticated context. On the other side of the upper floor, a great room opens broadly to one of the terraces. The duplex unit’s layout puts the bedrooms on the lower floor.
The design vision works dazzling reclaimed or original oak floors, steel-framed windows and French doors, and a magnificent industrial-influenced staircase connecting the floors; the effect has that charming balance between historical and modern that is often attempted, but difficult to pull off with any degree of resulting authenticity.
The unit’s extensive outdoor living spaces extend from both floors, and include meditation gardens, pergolas and trellises, brick accent walls, and tile.
Myers’ current projects includes the Bryan Singer film ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’; the rock biopic examines the formation of 1970’s rock outfit Queen.