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.
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.

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.

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. 

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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