David Bowie’s Longtime NYC Home Goes Into Contract
David Bowie’s New York City apartment in the artistic and coveted SoHo/Nolita area is officially in contract. The music icon, who passed away in 2016, owned the home from 1999 until his death, according to Mansion Global. This year, his treasured pad listed for $16.8 million and it took less than a month for it to find a buyer.
Built in 1886, the building itself first served as a chocolate factory. In 1999, the same year Bowie nabbed his NYC home, the prewar structure transformed into a full-service condominium building. Today, the four-bedroom, four-bathroom apartment spread spanning 5,000 square feet doesn’t produce chocolate but is still so sweet. Direct elevator access reveals a 56-foot-long great room with 11-foot ceilings and endless sunlight. An oasis in Manhattan, fresh air and views are accessible on three different private terraces. The main bedroom suite, boasting over 1,000 square feet all to itself, claims one of these spacious outdoor perches.
Though this pending sale marks a new chapter for the apartment, it will always be part of Bowie’s legacy. A fashion icon and music legend, David Bowie (aka Ziggy Stardust) was more than a musician. Pushing any and all limits, the rockstar undoubtedly paved the way for a new wave of artists and creatives. His death further showcased the massive influence he had. According to The Guardian, numerous fans paid tribute to Bowie on the steps of this very building with cards and flowers on the day of his passing.
Stuart Moss of The Corcoran Group is representing the 285 Lafayette Street listing.