Living with David Bowie: A Sneak Peek at the Legendary Singer’s Former Home


Photos via The Corcoran Group

(New York, NY ) This just listed: David Bowie’s former home at the Essex House, or 160 Central Park South, is now up for sale for 6,495,000.

Bowie, the flamboyant singer, songwriter and occasional actor, moved out of his apartment, between Avenue of the Americas and Seventh Avenue, in 2002 after living there for several years.

The elegant home, which comes with a pristine Yamaha piano that belonged to Bowie and which he left behind, has a lot to offer. First it offers large picture windows looking out at Central Park, a limestone entry foyer, immense storage space, and common rooms that anyone would envy.

The 3-bed, 2.5-bath unit has a generous amount of space, 1,877-square feet, to be exact.  There’s an enormous living room that measures 28 feet wide where you can play the aforesaid piano, and the bedrooms are so oversized that the king beds look miniature in the space. A recently renovated chef’s kitchen includes top-of-the line appliances like a Miele oven and Sub-Zero fridge, as well as all-white custom cabinetry. The walnut-paneled office is designed around a stately desk that has direct access to the tremendous views of Central Park and all the large super-scaled buildings and skyscrapers. The residence also includes a recently renovated kitchen with a Miele oven, a Sub-Zero fridge, mini double drawer Sub-Zeros ,all-white custom cabinetry, a Gaggenau cooktop, and polished granite countertops.

There are two master-sized bedrooms with beautifully crafted en-suite baths made of custom marble, porcelain and limestone. The one in the master offers an extra-large bath and separate deep soaking tub, rain shower and heated floors. In addition, the master bedroom offers a separate dressing area.
As the Essex is both high-end boutique hotel and a residence for those visiting to Manhattan, you’ll be pleasantly surprised that most amenities you desire are included at the condo building, such as concierge, optional maid’s service and room service.

To live at the Essex House is no small matter. Not only will you live in the shadow of Bowie, you will also live in an iconic Manhattan landmark and timeless Art Deco classic.  It means you will live where entertainment legends lived.  It means that a residence can quickly change hands but that the imprimatur of the important artist will never be erased, even if maid service cleans very well.

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