Sting Sells Central Park Duplex

Sting's 88 Central Park West lair went into contract after being on and off the market since 2006. The duplex is listed with Halstead Property at $19 million and includes five bedrooms, five bathrooms, 23 closets and 6,600 square feet. The former Police frontman originally bought the pad from Billy Joel in the '80s, after Joel converted two apartments into the current two-story co-op.

Listed as newly renovated, the co-op features some touches that only true rock-star types could dream up (or find sexy). Who's down for an all-red master bedroom?

Gawker was kind enough to remind us of Sting and his wife's rumored affinity for tantric sex. This, of course, would easily explain the bedroom's crimson walls, red and gold embroidered fabric ceiling and the inclusion of an erotic set of Helmut Newton prints.