David Bowie’s longtime downtown Manhattan apartment has found a buyer less than a month after it went on the market, The Post can confirm.
The legendary English musician initially bought the house in 1999 for $3.81 million. He maintained the residence with his “eternal love” – supermodel, businessman and wife Iman – until his death in 2016 at the age of 69, after losing his long battle with liver cancer.
This is the first time the historic condo has been listed for sale since the late “Space Oddity” singer passed away.
“By all accounts, Bowie loved being in Soho/Nolita,” according to author Will Brooker’s acclaimed book “Forever Stardust: David Bowie Across the Universe,” which revealed that the musician enjoyed taking a stroll through Washington Square Park and reading local books. Enjoyed browsing the stores. “He felt at home, semi-anonymous, in the sight of celebrity among New Yorkers it was great to act star-struck.”
According to the listing, the four-bedroom, four-bath residence spans 5,090 square feet and comes with three “perfectly located” terraces.
Born David Robert Jones in Brixton, London, Bowie was an “artistic” child who was heavily influenced by American rock ‘n’ roll.
Despite owning several NYC properties, the singer-songwriter — whose decades of hits redefined rock music and whose gender-bending alter ego, Ziggy Stardust, became a pop-culture icon — reportedly He died in the house he owned, his loved ones at his bedside.
However, features of the superstar’s recently sold, longtime Manhattan home include direct elevator access, and an art gallery-style entrance, which is a 56-by-22-foot great room, 11-feet-high. The terrace, leads to a fireplace and adjacent. Library with bathroom.
Designed by “one of Europe’s most renowned architects,” according to a Corcoran listing, the apartment also features an open kitchen, a main bedroom suite, which is over 1,000 square feet and includes a fireplace, dressing room, powder room and oversized bath and terrace. .
The building itself was built in 1886, and initially served as the Holly & Hoops candy factory. In 1999, the property was converted into a full-service condominium building.
From 1992 to 2002, Bowie also shared a Central Park stretch with Iman. Located in the JW Marriott Essex house, that home also went on the market earlier this year and soon went into contract.
Stuart Moss of Corcoran did the listing.
Bowie’s self-titled debut album was released in 1967, followed by a single for the original folk-rock anthem “Space Oddity” in 1969. He soon developed his Ziggy Stardust persona, known for flamboyant pantsuits, sexual ambiguity, and psychedelic rock swagger.
That concept character influenced generations of musicians in genres as diverse as folk and glam rock, followed by a heavy sound on their 1970 album, “The Man Who Sold the World”.
Bowie later created the Thin White Duke persona for his “Station to Station” album in 1976. After a string of hits over the decades, including “Let’s Dance,” “China Girl,” “Suffragette City” and “Starman,” he just released an album, “Blackstar,” in the days before his 2016 death.