The New York pied-a-terre of pop legend David Bowie was reportedly snapped up recently. The SoHo pad seems to have sold for an as-yet undisclosed sum. It had been listed at $16.8 million before vanishing from the open market, and considering its sojourn amounted to under a month, it likely sold at ask or above.
The unit is located in a Nolita building that dates to 1900. The 9-story condo began life as a chocolate factory, giving it a marvelous provenance. Bowie’s former haunt is, stylistically, a bit like the pop chameleon himself, with a broad variety of influences evident and an overall warmth to the postmodern amalgam by way of original plank hardwood and a pair of slate-gray fireplace accent walls, one of which is given to the master bedroom.
The rhombus-shaped 5,090 sq. ft. residence contains four bedrooms and five baths. The loft layout of the shared space places the living, dining and media rooms in one uninterrupted succession. The kitchen features a blend of rattan, hardwood and shimmering tile, mixing Asian, Scandinavian and industrial, and the master bath has a decidedly Japanese feel.
The unit’s outdoor living space measures 1,025 sq. ft. The three terraces compliment the interiors with hardwood flooring.
Bowie was one of the best-selling artists of all time, with record sales exceeding 100 million units. Curiously, he topped the Billboard 200 chart only once—with his 25th and final studio album, 2016’s Blackstar.