Popstar Penthouse: Britney Spears and Cher Both Formerly Owned This $7M NYC Pad
They have sung their way to the top of the music industry, to the top of the charts, and to the top of Silk Building in Manhattan’s NoHo. The crown jewel of 14 East 4th Street, newly listed for $6.995 million, has been owned by not one but two of America’s biggest popstars. First Cher, who christened the place in the 1980s as its first owner ever, and years later Britney Spears, held the deed for the apartment.
In its first life, when it caught Cher’s eye, the penthouse had just two levels. Cher then sold her unit to music mogul Russell Simmons in 1990 for $1.6 million. It wasn’t until Britney’s arrival, which lasted for four years and witnessed the 2003 writing of her hit song “Toxic,” that the unit was combined with its downstairs neighbor. Spears’s renovation created the current configuration, which counts 4 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms within 3,785 square feet.
While an elevator accesses all floors, it is the main level that stands best suited for receiving visitors. There, 12-foot ceilings soar over an open living-dining room. For award ceremony after party-worthy moments, the top-floor den flows into a 400-square-foot roof terrace. Providing some separation for recharging, the lower levels house the sleeping quarters.
To live here is like living in a piece of music history, and if only these walls could talk. Ian Slater of Compass holds the listing.