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George and Amal Clooney’s rental at 116 Sullivan Street has been operating as an illegal transient hotel, according to Page Six. Richard Fertig, the owner of the 19th-century, red brick building in Soho was hit last month by the city with four violations for illegally converting the basement apartment to “transient use.” Authorities say the apartment does not have mandatory fire alarms, exits or a certificate of occupancy.
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Though Heidi Klum has spent summers renting a New York City pad and even checked out Bon Jovi’s pricey penthouse, the supermodel and TV personality was LA-based until recently. The Post reports that Klum just closed on a 4,772-square-foot Soho penthouse loft at 515 Broadway for $5.1 million. Purchased under the name “HK East Coast LLC,” the loft, in a 19th century Queen Anne-style building also known as 84 Mercer Street, is a former artist’s studio, though it’s exempt from Artist Certification requirements. The totally raw space is in need of just about everything.
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After three years on the market, Mike Myers‘ Soho penthouse has gone into contract. The actor bought the duplex at 72 Mercer Street back in 2007 for just under $8 million and renovated to its current contemporary state. He first listed in 2015 for $17 million, shortly after adding another unit in the building to the sale, upping the combo price to $21.5 million. This past November, Myers tried yet again, relisting the original penthouse unit for the reduced price of $14 million, and it looks like that did the trick as it’s now in contract.
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Vault lights in Soho, via WooJin Chung for 6sqft
Last week, 6sqft outlined the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s series of new proposed rules, which “calls for more oversight by LPC staff but less time for public review” in proposals for alterations to historic buildings. But these rule changes extend further than buildings–right down to the sidewalks. As Treehugger first pointed out, one of the LPC’s new rules pertains to the removal of vault lights–historic sidewalks made from small circular glass bulbs that are seen throughout Soho and Tribeca. As 6sqft previously explained, “the unique street coverings are remnants from the neighborhood’s industrial past when they provided light to the basement factories below before electricity was introduced.”
Behold, 2,700 glorious square feet of authentic artist loft, located in the middle of Soho on the corner of Crosby and Grand Streets. The open interior is decked out with soaring 14-foot ceilings, cast iron columns, exposed brick and six massive side-by-side wood framed factory windows. The fashion photographer and filmmaker Greg Kadel purchased the home in 2005 for $1.73 million, according to public records. And now the co-op has been listed for $3.895 million.
After supermodel Gigi Hadid bought a condo at Noho’s trendy new building 10 Bond Street in July 2016, she was often seen leaving the building with then-new flame Zayn Malik. But the couple, dubbed ZiGi. Malik by their swarms of fans, announced their breakup last week, and it looks like the pop star was well prepared to begin his bachelor lifestyle, as the Post reports that just days after the news went public, Malik closed on a $10.69 million Soho penthouse at 63 Greene Street.
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The personally designed apartment of Pritzker Prize-winning architect Thom Mayne – who founded Morphosis Architects and designed Cooper Union’s quirky 41 Cooper Square building – is back on the market and asking $3.29 million. Mayne bought the 2,000-square-foot co-op at 85 Mercer Street in 2007 for $2.67 million, the Post reported. After eight years of living there, he sold it in 2015 for $3.15 million.
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Here’s a stunner of a loft apartment, occupying the full floor of the Soho cooperative 27 Howard Street. A private key-locked elevator opens into a white, bright living room with high ceilings and brick walls. Plenty of details give the space personality, including a working wood-burning fireplace, walls of windows, and the building’s original 19th-century wainscoting and moldings. On the opposite side of the open living space, there’s a spacious master bedroom (with a tricked-out bathroom), plus a media/guest room in between. The 2,000-square-foot pad has just been listed for $4.25 million.
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A year ago, Justin Timberlake, his wife Jessica Biel, and their young son Silas decided to call Tribeca home with a $20 million penthouse buy at 443 Greenwich Street. That left Timberlake with an unwanted penthouse at the Soho Mews, which the singer/actor/all-around celeb paid just over $6.5 million for in 2010. Curbed now reports that he’s listed the sleek spread on the market for $7.995 million with Stribling broker-to-the-stars Jared Seligman. Any interested party will be buying into a celebrity-friendly condo that Meg Ryan and Jake Gyllenhaal have also called home.
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In a 1900-era loft-building on a bustling West Soho block, this full-floor loft co-op at 459 West Broadway spans 3,150 square feet of brick-lined, impossibly high-ceilinged living space. On the market for $6.35 million, the three-bedroom loft has all the old-school historic details that are often copied but increasingly rare in the era of the celebrity-filled loft condo.
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