A far cry from the cookie cutter, glass-walled penthouses of lower Manhattan, Carly Simon's country-charm pre-war home with exposed brick truly stands out from the rest (if not for its star power alone). But why won't this beauty sell? It was listed in 2008 for $3.8 million, but despite various price cuts, it has yet to find a buyer. Now, in what appears to be Simon's growing desperation to get the place sold, the iconic singer-songwriter has slashed the asking price to $2.46 million. (Before this, it was also on the market for $2.9 million and $2.7 million).
We're not quite sure why nobody's snagged this lovely place yet. The two-bedroom townhouse, located in a beautiful building built in 1817 on Commerce Street, boasts its original pre-war wide-plank flooring, soaring ceilings and wood-burning fireplaces. There's a gorgeous upstairs sitting area overlooking the treetops, and a "romantic" master suite, which also boasts exposed brick. Sure, it doesn't have a slide or a floating glass staircase, but its understated elegance is probably why we like it. Currently, Simon lives at her Martha's Vineyard residence in Massachusetts. Nick Gavin of Corcoran Real Estate has the listing.
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Nick Gavin of Corcoran Real Estate has the listing.
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