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David Bowie’s longtime NYC apartment sells for $16.8M 5 years after death

David Bowie’s longtime downtown Manhattan condo has discovered a purchaser lower than a month after it hit the market, The Put up can affirm. 

The legendary English musician initially bought the house in 1999 for $3.81 million. He maintained the residence together with his “everlasting love”  supermodel, businesswoman and spouse Iman — till his loss of life in 2016 on the age of 69 after shedding his lengthy battle with liver most cancers.

This marks the primary time the historic rental has been listed on the market because the late “House Oddity” singer’s passing.

“By all accounts, Bowie cherished dwelling in SoHo/Nolita,” in keeping with writer Will Brooker’s acclaimed guide ”Perpetually Stardust: David Bowie Throughout the Universe,” which revealed that the musician loved strolling by means of Washington Sq. Park and shopping native bookstores. “He felt at residence, semi-anonymous, amongst New Yorkers too cool to behave star-struck at movie star sightings.”

The four-bedroom, four-bath residence spans 5,090 sq. ft and comes with three “completely located” terraces, in keeping with the itemizing. 

David Bowie is remembered by fans who gathered and created a memorial outside his apartment in SoHo on January 12, 2016 in New York City.
David Bowie was remembered by followers who gathered and created a memorial outdoors his condo in SoHo on January 12, 2016 in downtown Manhattan.
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The living room.
The lounge
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The library.
The library
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An expansive covered terrace.
An expansive lined terrace
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The kitchen.
The kitchen
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Born David Robert Jones in Brixton, London, Bowie was an “inventive” youngster who was closely influenced by American rock ‘n’ roll.

Regardless of proudly owning a number of NYC properties, the singer-songwriter — whose a long time of hits redefined rock music and whose gender-bending alter ego, Ziggy Stardust, turned a pop-culture icon — reportedly handed away at a house he owned in London, his family members at his bedside.

David Bowie poses for a portrait dressed as 'Ziggy Stardust' in a hotel room in 1973 in New York City, New York.
Bowie poses for a portrait dressed as ‘Ziggy Stardust’ in a lodge room in 1973 in New York Metropolis, New York.
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Nevertheless, options of the celebrity’s just-sold, longtime Manhattan residence embody direct elevator entry, and artwork gallery-style entrance which ends up in a 56-by-22-feet nice room, 11-feet-high ceilings, a fire, and adjoining library with a toilet. 

The primary bedroom.
The first bed room
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The primary bathroom.
The first lavatory
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Another terrace.
One other terrace
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Designed by “one in every of Europe’s most famed architects,” in keeping with the Corcoran itemizing, the condo additionally boasts an open kitchen, a essential bed room suite that measures over 1,000 sq. ft and includes a hearth, dressing room, powder room and outsized tub and terrace.

David Bowie and his wife Iman attend a Children's Defense Fund fundraiser September 26, 1996 in New York City.
Bowie and his spouse Iman attend a Kids’s Protection Fund fundraiser September 26, 1996 in New York Metropolis.
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The constructing itself was in-built 1886, and initially served because the Hawley & Hoops sweet manufacturing unit. In 1999, the property was transformed to a full-service condominium constructing.

The open ground plan which features a eating space and casual dwelling area.
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The kitchen comes with island seating.
The kitchen comes with island seating.
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From 1992 to 2002, Bowie additionally shared a Central Park unfold with Iman. Situated on the JW Marriott Essex Home, that residence additionally hit the market earlier this yr and shortly went into contract.

Stuart Moss of Corcoran held the itemizing.

English singer-songwriter David Bowie on Madison Avenue, New York, January 27, 1983. He is at the Carlyle Hotel for a press conference.
English singer-songwriter David Bowie on Madison Avenue, New York, January 27, 1983. He was on the Carlyle Resort for a press convention.
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Bowie’s self-titled debut album was launched in 1967, adopted by a single for the surreal folk-rock anthem “House Oddity” in 1969. He quickly developed his Ziggy Stardust persona, recognized for flamboyant pantsuits, sexual ambiguity and psychedelic rock swagger.

That idea character influenced generations of musicians in genres as various as folks and glam rock, adopted by a heavier sound on his 1970 album, “The Man Who Bought the World.”

Bowie later created the Skinny White Duke persona for his “Station to Station” album in 1976. After a string of hits over a long time, together with “Let’s Dance,” “China Lady,” “Suffragette Metropolis” and “Starman,” he had simply launched an album, “Blackstar,” within the days earlier than his 2016 loss of life.

David Bowie in New York City in 1996.
David Bowie in New York Metropolis in 1997.
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