The former New York pad of David Bowie has hit the market for close to US$6.5 million. The late rock star and his supermodel wife Iman lived in the almost 1,900-square-foot apartment from 1992 to 2002.
The property includes a piece of rock-and-roll remnant in the asking price. According to the listing posted by Corcoran Group Real Estate, a Yamaha piano originally owned by Bowie still sits in the Central Park-facing living room, even after exchanging hands multiple times since the famous couple sold the place.
Situated between Avenue of the Americas and Seventh Avenue, the Essex House condo has a limestone entry foyer, a 28ft-wide living room and three bedrooms. The bedroom off the living room is set up as a “stately walnut-panelled” home office. The home also reportedly retains the same panelled dressing room built for Iman and hidden shelves in the living room.
As for the kitchen, it has been newly renovated with top-of-the-line appliances, such as a Miele oven and convection oven, Liebherr cabinet-faced refrigerator, Gaggenau cooktop and custom cabinetry.
According to records, the current owner purchased the unit for US$4.45 million in 2010. Bowie passed away in 2016 at the age of 69, and his former Caribbean villa is also currently on the market for rental.
At the time of his death, Bowie and Iman lived in a nearby SoHo loft, converted from two separate penthouse apartments, they bought in 1999 for US$4 million.
During his lifetime, Bowie lived all over the world, renting and owning property in New York, Los Angeles, Lausanne, Sydney, Mustique and London.
For a rare look inside Bowie’s abandoned London home, please click here.
The listing for the Essex House condo can be found by clicking here.