House of the Day: Michael Stipe's Monster NYC Penthouse
, sometimes. But you'd probably hurt a lot less if you could afford to buy former R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe's New York City pad.
For $10.95 million you can own his duplex penthouse located in Manhattan's Tribeca neighborhood. With a star-studded pedigree, it's no surprise that this apartment is in the spotlight
. Before Stipe, the duplex was owned by director Gus Van Sant, followed by actor Casey Affleck. It also features a top-of-the-line kitchen designed by celebrity chef Mario Batali.
The idyllic space has unobstructed views of the sunset over the Hudson River and boasts north, west and south exposures. Floor-to-ceiling windows open to a 2,500-square-foot private roof terrace, where you might catch a glimpse of the "Man on the Moon.
And in traditional Tribeca fashion, the loft captures an industrial feel while remaining warm and inviting, according to the listing
. The master bedroom has an oversize master bath with an antique farm sink, heated floors and a separate soaking tub, perfect for sharing with the one you love
. Unfortunately it's probably not big enough for nightswimming
The second bedroom has sweeping Hudson River views and a full en-suite bath. As to be expected, the apartment is wired for sound, and it's made with many sustainable and reclaimed materials
. Buy this apartment, and enjoy the end of the world
Carter Wilcox and Chris Poore of Corcoran have the listing.
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