Sean Avery Takes a Puck on NYC Condo

Sean Avery, New York RangersNew York Ranger Sean Avery isn't used to losing, but this wing-man just took a $60,000 hit on his condo in New York City's Chelsea neighborhood.

Here's what happened: Avery first listed his two-bedroom condo in the Chelsea Club, on West 19th Street, for $1.795 million with Douglas Elliman about a year ago. Avery must have been getting antsy, because in July the listing moved to the Modlin Group, and the price was chopped to $1.59 million. A month later it was reduced again, to $1.49 million. Listing agent Marisa Sargent knew what she was doing, according to theNew York Observer; the property was sold on Jan. 11 for $1.4 million.

Selling for $395,000 less than asking price is not bad in this difficult housing market -- had Avery not purchased the condo for $1.46 million in the first place. Ouch!

Of course, that was 2007. But the new owner got a relative deal on the 1,112-square-foot condo. Prudential Douglas Elliman has three 2-bedroom listings in the building for $1.95 million, $1.835 million and $1.795 million. Yet all have a bit more square footage, according to StreetEasy.

Avery isn't quite your stereotypical hockey meathead. He's actually sort of a stylin' dude. The interiors of his Andres Escobar and Karl Fischer designed condo feature masculine blue-and-gray decor. He was even featured in the New York TimesMagazine, where he confessed to a weakness for Dior menswear and a desire to be a fashion editor. In fact, Avery was once a Vogue intern. Yes, really.

Carrie Culpepper blogs about design at

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