It took about three months for Bruce Willis and wife Emma to sell their unit at 271 Central Park West. Mr. and Mrs. Willis managed to turn a $17 million investment of 2015 into a $17.75 million sale in 2018. Not a spectacular return, certainly, but perfectly respectable considering the market’s relative cooldown since.
The building is a co-op with views of the ’Park. The pre-war building contains 26 units across twelve floors.
The unit in question is a fairly large duplex that stretches to about 6,000 square feet. The main entrance is located on the upper floor, leading directly into the common living areas. The lower level is largely given over to the bedrooms, with only one of the six located on the upper floor.
The apartment features a staircase that looks New England traditional, a modern kitchen, and a library that boasts floor-to-ceiling built-ins. The spaces are fairly blazing, with oversize windows and painted beams, with narrow plank oak and wood sashes to warm things up and give a little context.
Willis closed on an $8 million apartment in February. That apartment is in the One West End building, which was finished last year.
In the recent past, Willis’ star-turn in the reheat of grim 1970’s revenge fantasy and NRA Christmas-season favorite ‘Death Wish’ slayed moviegoers with a heavy dose of Freudian death-drive escapism. In the near future, the Gene Autry-quoting McClane rides again: Willis is reportedly onboard with the next installment of the high-flying death-defying ‘Die Hard’ film franchise. Title suggestion: ‘Never Say Never Die Hard Again.’