Real Estate

Penthouse in Heath Ledger death building sells for record $49M

What a flip! The most costly downtown deal of the year is a $49 million triplex penthouse in Soho.

The large loft-like house is in a Nineteenth-century cast-iron building at 421 Broome St. the place the late actor Heath Ledger tragically overdosed again in 2008.

The penthouse vendor purchased the 8,000-square-foot vertical mansion for $35.1 million in the course of the peak of the pandemic, in September 2020 — then flipped it to make a wholesome $14 million-plus revenue lower than 14 months later.

But it took a loopy curler coaster experience to realize such an eye-popping deal. Back in 2018, the mansion was asking $65 million. Then it bought for virtually half of that: $35 million in 2020. Its most up-to-date sale — which eclipsed the $45 million penthouse sale at 56 Leonard, this year’s earlier record — was an off-market deal, based on property information.

The thriller purchaser seems to be a tech mogul who purchased it through a secretive shell company with a Palo Alto, Calif., deal with.

The area boasts a large 8,000 sq. toes.
Interior shot of the game room.
There’s a wood-burning fire in its eating and billiards space.

Ten years in the past, investor David Matlin, a distressed asset investor and his spouse Lisa, a Broadway producer who as soon as owned a boutique with actor Phoebe Cates, purchased the penthouse for $17.8 million, then employed Gwyneth Paltrow’s designer, Roman and Williams, to renovate it.

Interior shot of the penthouse.
There’s a tricked-out chef’s kitchen contained in the Broome Street stunner.

By then, the couple declared it “too big” — it has six terraces spanning 3,700 sq. toes and a scorching tub — and listed it for sale. The four-year renovation noticed the set up of oak flooring, a black marble, a cantilevered staircase, an industrial-chic chef’s kitchen with black granite, Italian Carrara marble loos and three skylights.

An outdoor shot of the terrace's hot tub.
Lounge by or take a dip in the penthouse’s terrace scorching tub.

There’s additionally a personal elevator, plus dumbwaiters on each ground, 15-foot ceilings, arched home windows, woodburning fireplaces, French doorways, greater than 20 customized closets and a health club. 

A shot of a fancy bathrom in the home.
There are Italian Carrara marble loos contained in the penthouse.

The landscaped wrap terraces are an entertainer’s dream, boasting an outside kitchen, fire, tv, limestone fountain and a boxwood and Japanese maple tree.

Ledger was paying near $25,000 a month for a fourth-floor unit when he by chance overdosed in 2008. 

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