Saturday, October 8, 2011

Did Jon Bon Jovi Catch Case of Real Estate Fickle?

The New York Post reported yesterday that sensationally successful 40-something year old pop-rock musician Jon Bon Jovi is quietly shopping his newly renovated New York City duplex penthouse with a mind-melding asking price of around $45,000,000.

Mister Bon Jovi recently completed a multimillion dollar renovation of the building topper but at the time he paid $24,000,000 for the clean-lined contemporary aerie in the SoHo 'hood back in June 2007 the sprawling 7,437 square foot penthouse then encompassed 6 bedrooms, 5 full and 3 half bathrooms, 2 kitchens, 2 fireplaces, and a prairie-sized open-plan living/dining/kitchen area with vast walls of floor to ceiling windows that spill out on to not just one but two titanic city view terraces, one outfitted with built-in outdoor kitchen/barbecue center.

In addition to the four family bedrooms each equipped with en suite bathroom, the penthouse included a lower level master suite with dressing area and 1.5 bathrooms and an upper level master suite with window-lined private study, custom-fitted walk-in closet, and sybaritic bathroom.

Mister Bon Jovi's posh penthouse pad sits atop The New Museum Building, a supuh-swank, cast iron structure that has long attracted the famous and the fabulous.

Hunky and handsome hotelier/property developer Andre Balazs–He-rah of the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, The Mercer in New York City, and Sunset Beach on Shelter Island and The Standard Hotels in L.A., N.Y.C. and Miami –owns a high floor condo he bought in 2003 for $5,750,000 and unsuccessfully attempted to unload in 2006 for $10,000,000.

Swiss-born celebrity and fashion photographer Raymond Meier owns a magnificently minimalist high-floor spread he hoisted on the market in May 2010 for $11,950,000. The Good Wife actress Julia Margulies reportedly took a spin through the expansive and spare space that no longer appears listed on the open market.

French art director and creative hurricane Fabien Baron owns an even more minimal and ├╝ber-meticulously finished Deborah Berke-designed residence that measures 4,171 square feet and was also on the market for about six months in 2010 with a $7,450,000 price tag.

Calvin's daughter Marci Klein–an Emmy winning producer for Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock–owns a 4,579 square foot spread she bought in May 2006 for $10,000,000 and until he hanged himself with a dog's leash in December 2010, imprisoned Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff's son Mark and his family used to live in a 4th floor unit he and wife-widow Stephanie bought in June 2005 for $6,075,000.

In addition to the Manhattan penthouse he now longer wants, Mister Bon Jovi also owns a rather impressive and sizable estate/compound on the banks of the Navesink River in affluent and rather charming Red Bank, NJ.

floor plan: Prudential Douglas Elliman