Elton John’s former Soho loft, complete with hidden cat tunnel, gets a price chop to $16M

Posted On Fri, October 28, 2016 By

Posted On Fri, October 28, 2016 By In Celebrities, Cool Listings, Soho

When this enormous Soho loft at 50 Wooster Street hit the market for $23.3 million last December, 6sqft ogled its sleek renovation, complete with a motorized headboard, twin beds that slide together to form a king, copper tub, color-changing walls, and a secret cat tunnel that goes from the kitchen to the litter box in the pantry. But this wasn’t enough to entice a buyer, as it’s now gotten a pretty major price chop down to $15.95 million. If saving $7 million doesn’t do the trick, though, LL NYC has uncovered that the 4,800-square-foot pad once belonged to none other than Sir Elton John. He sold the loft in 2010 for $7.45 million to its current owner, art consultant Sara Tecchia, who enlisted Jeff Goldberger at Urban Edition Architecture to complete the uber-contemporary and tech-forward renovation.

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A private elevator opens to the foyer, framed by a curving, back-lit bookshelf that leads to the 47′ x 28′ great room. Here you’ll find exposed beams, two giant floor-to-ceiling arched windows, and two sets of French doors that open to a 528-square-foot terrace.

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Off this space is an additional entertainment area, fully loaded with the latest in media gadgets, as well as a Piet Mondrian-inspired powder room that has an “LED mood wall” that changes color via remote control.

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The open kitchen has top-of-the-line everything, including rubberized wood cabinets, Ceasarstone counters and backsplashes, and a huge island suspended between two columns. The adjacent pantry has a second dishwasher, washer/dryer, and wine cooler.

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The incredible master suite has an Eco-smart fireplace, motorized shades, and a motorized headboard that allows you to face either the terrace or the fireplace, depending on your mood or the time of year. There’s also floor-to-ceiling closets with custom lighting, specialized luggage storage, a dressing area, and built-in motorized clothing rods. The master bath boasts a curved vanity, heated porcelain floors, a bidet, a raw copper soaking tub, and a double rain shower with several body jets, built-in shelves, a bench, and glass mosaic tiling paired with custom sparkle grout.

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There are two more bedrooms, one of which has a pair of twin beds that slide together to form a large King bed.

According to owner Sara Tecchia, “the space is the art,” a fact that will hopefully get the condo off her hands. The cat tunnel she personally designed for her three pets may also draw interest from feline lovers.

Editor’s Note: A representative from Douglas Elliman reached out to 6sqft to say that they spoke with the owner of the unit, and it was never owned by Elton John.

[Listing: 50 Wooster Street, 5N by Raphael De Niro and Maggie Leigh Marshall of Douglas Elliman]

[Via LL NYC]

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