Sunday, February 19, 2012
Katy Perry Dumps Husband and N.Y.C. Penthouse
LOCATION: New York City, NY
PRICE: $2,750,000 (list); $2,625,000 (sale)
SIZE: 1,450 square feet, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
YOUR MAMAS NOTES: It will come as no surprise to celebrity real estate watchers that soon-to-be divorced blue-haired pop star Katy Perry wants to unload the petite New York City penthouse she bought just before her extravagant wedding to English comedian Russell Brand in the fall of 2010.
No official listing for Perry's penthouse appears online—at least not one Your Mama could find in our two admittedly half-assed few minutes of looking—but recent reports out of New York City indicate the California Gurl wants $2,750,000 for the loft-like aerie in TriBeCa that records reveal she scooped up in September 2010 for $2,680,000.
Listing information from the time Miz Perry purchased the penthouse shows it measures about 1,500 square feet with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room with exposed wood ceiling and built-in cherry wood cabinetry, a stainless steel kitchen open to the dining area, and a lower level limestone bathroom with radiant heated floor. A sculptural cherry wood staircase winds up to the penthouse's petite second floor master bedroom that does not appear in the floor plan to have a single closet but does offer a convenient if itty-bitty bathroom and direct access to a south facing terrace with open city views.
Your Mama discussed Miz Perry's penthouse pied a terre back in September 2010 when she added the penthouse to her property portfolio. The children will note that, as of this morning, the above listing photos and floor plan for Miz Perry's penthouse are from the time and show it as it was when she acquired it and, depending on any alterations they may have made, may not be a very good indication of the state of things today.
It's not clear if Miz Perry's soon-to-be ex-husband Mister Brand has any official/legal ownership of the penthouse but at the time of the purchase an anonymous source told the NY Post the couple purchased the property to help with their (no doubt) considerable tax burden. Make of that what you will.
The penthouse was sold at a small loss in July 2012 for $2,625,000.
Mister Brand and Miz Perry married in a lavish ceremony on a tiger preserve in India did not, for reasons unfathomable to Your Mama, sign a prenuptial agreement. Lucky for her Hello Kitty pocketbook, in a chivalrous (and probably good-for-publicity) move Mister Brand has allegedly declined the to accept the 50% portion of Miz Perry's earnings he's legally entitled to, which would be somewhere around twenty million clams.
That's all well and good but what Your Mama really wants to know is what's going to happen to the Los Angeles mansion the once happy couple picked up last summer for $6,500,000. Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?
listing photos and floor plan: Corcoran