Keegan-Michael Key Just Sold This 56 Leonard Apartment and Now It Is Available to Rent
A game of Jenga is also a game of architecture, engineering, and physics. And as the precarious stack approaches the ceiling, the jagged shape becomes more intriguing. In NYC, a tower of such allure exists, with its nickname pointing to its playful doppelganger. Located at 56 Leonard in Tribeca, the “Jenga building” designed by Pritzker Prize-winners Herzog & de Meuron stands amongst Manhattan’s most unique. And there’s a swanky apartment now available to rent there that was owned by Keegan-Michael Key from 2018 until a few weeks ago.
The actor and comedian, one half of Key & Peele, just sold the apartment for $5 million, according to the NY Post. Under new ownership, it was quickly placed on the rental market and is asking $17,500/month. For Key, just nine days after listing the home for $5.495 million it went into contract, and in 30 days it was closed. Perhaps the new owner is on the hunt for similar success.
The 1,624-square-foot condo sits on a corner of the 35th floor with two private terraces, two bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths. Walls of glass wrap the spaces, including the large living room and open kitchen. The building itself has a 75-foot pool, fitness room, and sauna.
Key, whose wide-ranging filmography includes starring in Friends from College and voice work in Toy Story 4 and the 2019 version of The Lion King, also has a record of working on game shows and video games. It seems he’s out of 56 Leonard’s Jenga game for now, unless he decides to rent his old 56 Leonard pad for nostalgia’s sake.
Timothy Malone and Steven Cohen of Douglas Elliman not only hold the rental listing but also represented the seller and buyer in the home’s recent sale.