Back in December, before he became known to the world as Donald Trump‘s “locker room” buddy, Billy Bush bought the townhouse at 224 West 22nd Street in Chelsea. The anchor previously lived in LA, but needed a NYC residence for his new “Today” show gig. Though the Post reported earlier this week that Bush was listing the home now that he’s been ousted from the NBC morning show, it actually hit the market in April for $8,995,000. However, as The Real Deal points out, just yesterday it got a price chop to $8,250,000, which means the disgraced Bush is probably hoping to make a quick getaway.
The home has its own website, which describes plans to create “a stunning modern take on a classic townhouse.” The prior owners, Empire City Realty’s Steven Ostad and business partner Andre Sakhai, tapped of-the-moment firm ODA Architects to create the contemporary renderings and received permits in January 2015 for a gut renovation. They then sold the vacant townhouse to JLM Trust, a Massachusetts-based entity associated with the Bush Crew, for $8.8 million, setting a neighborhood conversion record.
There are no current photos of the space, which could mean Billy didn’t quite get around to fixing the place up like he planned, but it does offer 7,248 square feet, a heated stoop, 22-foot ceilings, a double-height living room that opens to the balcony and garden below, and a roof deck complete with a plunge pool, Jacuzzi, lounge area, and outdoor kitchen, and an excavated basement that could hold a movie theater, wine cellar, or gym, according to the listing.
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Renderings courtesy of ODA Architects
Neighborhoods : Chelsea