Ziggy Stardust’s Midtown Manhattan abode offers views of Central Park
You no longer have to go to Mars in order to live like Ziggy Stardust.
Instead, David Bowie’s old New York apartment could be yours for just $6.45 million. The late rock star lived in Essex House, a condominium situated on Manhattan’s Central Park South in the 90s and early 2000s, and it’s now listed for sale.
The three bed, two-and-a-half bath apartment spans almost 1,900 square feet and offers soaring views of Central Park. Traces of Bowie’s existence—he lived there with his model wife Iman—still linger: before his death in January 2016, the English glam rocker played on a Yamaha piano that will go to the apartment’s new owner (though a panic room that he reportedly installed has been removed.)
The Russian oligarch or Chinese billionaire that buys the apartment as a fifth home will find it also comes with the usual perks of high-end New York livin’. The kitchen is outfitted with a Miele oven, a Liebherr fridge, Gaggenau cooktop and polished granite countertops. The two en suite bathrooms are decked out in marble, porcelain and limestone. There’s of course a top-of-the-line sound system, and custom lighting fixtures.
Later in his life, Bowie moved downtown to a Soho flat that Iman still owns. But this home is indelibly associated with his electronic period, where he collaborated with everyone from Nine Inch Nails to the Velvet Underground’s Lou Reed.
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