Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Justin Timberlake Doesn't Quietly Puts Manhattan Penthouse Up for Grabs
SELLER: Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel
LOCATION: New York City, NY
SIZE: 2,598 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms
UPDATE (8/23/12): As it turns out, Mister Timberlake's penthouse isn't for sale although we found active listing on both the New York Times online real estate section and on Boulklis Realty website, both of which now appear to have been subsequently deleted. Some thorough checking and re-checking by the folks at The Daily News debunked the rumors and reports. So there you have it. He's not selling his penthouse after all.
YOUR MAMAS NOTES: There were rumors a-swirlin' the last few days that pop star cum actor Justin Timberlake and long-time lady-pal Jessica Biel hitched their love and romance wagons in a clandestine ceremony over the weekend in the upscale, Wyoming ski resort community of Jackson Hole.
The much-gossiped about Rocky Mountain nuptials did not—according to flacks and an unidentified family member—go down but that doesn't meant the on-and-off-and-on-again couple aren't looking to make some changes to their property portfolio(s).
Yesterday, while sipping cheap chardonnay with our high-maintenance but ever-so-entertaining gal pal Sheila Sinn down from Anchorage, Alaska, Your Mama received a covert communique from a little birdie we'll call Wanda Tellyousomething who directed our beady, celebrity real estate eyes to a couple of active online real estate listings that indicate L.A.-based Mister Timberlake and Miss Biel have quietly made their New York City penthouse pied-a-terre available for purchase with an asking price of $7,650,000.
Interesting to note: One listing shows the glassy, 2,598 square foot aerie atop the much-ballyhood, Gwathmey Siegel-designed Soho Mews building—picked up in November 2010 for $6,567,712.50—has actually been semi-covertly available, as of today, for at least 71 days without a single real estate gossip catching wind or word.
Current and past listing information shows the three bedroom and 3.5 bathroom penthouse has a 25-foot plus entry gallery that bisects the apartment and opens into a lofty, (nearly) 30-foot by 30-foot great room with gas fireplace, high (but hard hardly grand) 10'2' ceilings, a sleek galley-style kitchen, and two long curtain glass walls that spill out to an 853-square foot wrap around terrace with Empire State Building Views.
Two curtain walls of glass also wrap the north- and west-facing master bedroom suite complete with walk-in closet and attached private bathroom with two sinks, glass and marble shower stall and separate soaking tub set on a low marble plinth in front of a full wall of glass with western, roof-top view.
The few photographs included with current, active online listings appear to Your Mama to be identical to the ones used in the listing from the time of the Tinseltown pair's 2010 acquisition so the Armani Casa-style furnishings and day-core may or may not reflect the personal decorative proclivities and realities of Miss Biel and Mister Timberlake.
The building—a complex, really, with two, separate low-rise towers separated by a garden courtyard done up by landscape architect Peter Walker—offers its affluent residents a plethora of full-service amenities and luxuries such as 24-hour doormen, concierge services, a state-of-the-art fitness center managed by Drive 495, a bicycle storage room, and a private parking facility with valet service.
Previous to the SoHo penthouse now quietly up for grabs, Mister Timberlake and Miss Biel hunkered down in a 3,000 square foot condo on the 5th floor of the Pearline Soap Factory building in TriBeCa bought, as per property records we peeped, in November 2008 for $4,774,574 and sold at a loss in July 2011 for $4,700,000.
Although she owns a gated and high-hedged two bedroom and three bathroom Mediterranean residence in a leafy, low-key corner of Brentwood just above San Vicente Boulevard—bought in December 2004 for $2,600,000 according to property records—Miss Biel has long lived (in unmarried bliss and sin) with Mister Timberlake in the massive, 13,530 square foot mock-Med mansion high in the Hollywood Hills he snatched up in July 2002 for $8,300,000 from actress Helen Hunt.
listing photos: The Bouklis Group
floor plan: StreetEasy