It functions four bedrooms, 4 bogs, a few terraces and a modern past as the New York residence of David Bowie – and it could have been yours for a mortgage loan compensation of just around €50,000 a month. Five yrs following the singer’s dying, and considerably less than a month following heading on the sector, Bowie’s apartment in the city has marketed for $16.8 million, or about €14.2 million.

The 470sq m (5,090sq ft) home is in the SoHo/Nolita place of Manhattan, at 285 Lafayette Street. The singer bought the house for $3.81 million in 1999 and lived there with his spouse Iman until his death, in 2016. The sale, managed by Corcoran Group, was the very first time the condominium experienced come on the marketplace due to the fact then.

The listing describes it as a “grand nonetheless intimate condominium residence with a few properly located terraces. The inside was wonderfully crafted by just one of Europe’s most renowned architect/designers. Direct elevator obtain to the apartment’s entrance gallery sales opportunities to a 56 x 22 foot good space with 3 exposures and a western terrace. Eleven foot ceiling heights, a fireplace, adjacent library (w/bathtub), and open up kitchen incorporate to the space’s character and functionality.

“The key bedroom suite measures above 1,000 sq ft and attributes a fire, dressing area, outsized tub and terrace. There are an extra three bedrooms, a few baths, and a powder room.

David Bowie’s New York apartment: the living room. Photograph: MW Studio/Michael Weinstein for Corcoran Group
David Bowie’s New York condominium: the residing home. Photograph: MW Studio/Michael Weinstein for Corcoran Group
David Bowie’s New York apartment: the dining area and informal living space. Photograph: MW Studio/Michael Weinstein for Corcoran Group
David Bowie’s New York apartment: the dining location and informal living area. Photograph: MW Studio/Michael Weinstein for Corcoran Team
David Bowie’s New York apartment: the library. Photograph: MW Studio/Michael Weinstein for Corcoran Group
David Bowie’s New York apartment: the library. Photograph: MW Studio/Michael Weinstein for Corcoran Team
David Bowie’s New York apartment: the kitchen. Photograph: MW Studio/Michael Weinstein for Corcoran Group
David Bowie’s New York apartment: the kitchen area. Photograph: MW Studio/Michael Weinstein for Corcoran Team
David Bowie’s New York apartment: the kitchen features island seating. Photograph: MW Studio/Michael Weinstein for Corcoran Group
David Bowie’s New York apartment: the kitchen functions island seating. Photograph: MW Studio/Michael Weinstein for Corcoran Group
David Bowie’s New York apartment: the main bedroom. Photograph: MW Studio/Michael Weinstein for Corcoran Group
David Bowie’s New York apartment: the key bedroom. Photograph: MW Studio/Michael Weinstein for Corcoran Team
David Bowie’s New York apartment: the main bathroom. Photograph: MW Studio/Michael Weinstein for Corcoran Group
David Bowie’s New York apartment: the key toilet. Photograph: MW Studio/Michael Weinstein for Corcoran Group
David Bowie’s New York apartment: the rooftop terrace. Photograph: MW Studio/Michael Weinstein for Corcoran Group
David Bowie’s New York condominium: the main rooftop terrace. Photograph: MW Studio/Michael Weinstein for Corcoran Team
David Bowie’s New York apartment: part of the rooftop terrace. Photograph: MW Studio/Michael Weinstein for Corcoran Group
David Bowie’s New York apartment: a different of the rooftop terraces. Photograph: MW Studio/Michael Weinstein for Corcoran Group

“Originally crafted in 1886 and served as the Hawley & Hoops chocolate factory, 285 Lafayette Road was transformed to a total-support condominium building in 1999.”

The true-estate agent estimates the mortgage loan repayments at about $60,350 (or about €51,150) a month, moreover house taxes of $8,900 and upkeep and frequent costs of $7,802.

The listing describes the SoHo/Nolita area as an “architectural time capsule from the days when solid iron was all the rage”. In the 1960s artists commenced converting properties in the region into residences and studios. “Today, significant-conclude retail and dining places occupy reduce floors in what has turn out to be one of Manhattan’s most sought-just after neighbourhoods. Nolita comprises the 16 blocks west of SoHo, over to the Bowery. The new hyper-unique portmanteau (for “North of Minor Italy”) was bestowed in the 1990s to delineate its distinct, extra-household come to feel.”