House of the Day: Michael Stipe's Monster NYC Penthouse


Everybody hurts, sometimes. But you'd probably hurt a lot less if you could afford to buy former R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe's New York City pad.

For $10.95 million you can own his duplex penthouse located in Manhattan's Tribeca neighborhood. With a star-studded pedigree, it's no surprise that this apartment is in the spotlight. Before Stipe, the duplex was owned by director Gus Van Sant, followed by actor Casey Affleck. It also features a top-of-the-line kitchen designed by celebrity chef Mario Batali.

The idyllic space has unobstructed views of the sunset over the Hudson River and boasts north, west and south exposures. Floor-to-ceiling windows open to a 2,500-square-foot private roof terrace, where you might catch a glimpse of the "Man on the Moon."

And in traditional Tribeca fashion, the loft captures an industrial feel while remaining warm and inviting, according to the listing. The master bedroom has an oversize master bath with an antique farm sink, heated floors and a separate soaking tub, perfect for sharing with the one you love. Unfortunately it's probably not big enough for nightswimming.

The second bedroom has sweeping Hudson River views and a full en-suite bath. As to be expected, the apartment is wired for sound, and it's made with many sustainable and reclaimed materials. Buy this apartment, and enjoy the end of the world in style.

Carter Wilcox and Chris Poore of Corcoran have the listing.

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