“Die Hard” star Bruce Willis has signed an $8 million contract for a three-bedroom co-op in the Upper West Side’s famed El Dorado building, according to the New York Post. The unit, No. 4D, had been listed for $8.695 million with Emma Kerins and Michael Kerins of Halstead Property. [more]
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Clockwise from left: actor Bruce Willis, his Trump Place condo, and brokers David Salvatore and Chris Sileo
Action star Bruce Willis has sold his three-bedroom, three-bathroom condominium unit at Trump Place at 220 Riverside Boulevard for $3.9 million, The Real Deal has learned. The sale of the unit, #20N, is expected to close tomorrow.
It is the only apartment in the 430-unit building with 11-foot ceilings and boasts en suite marble bathrooms and a jacuzzi.
David Salvatore and Chris Sileo of Town Residential had the listing. The buyers, a couple named Joe and Maria Luciania, were represented by Kristen Magnani of Rutenberg Realty in the sale.
Willis bought the apartment in early 2007, before the market crashed, for $4.2 million, Salvatore said. “It’s really just a change of life for him,” he said. “He’s married now. … [more]
The Apthorp’s condo conversion deadline is looming with project owners Africa Israel Investments and Mann Realty Associates needing to move 25 units at the building, at 2201 Broadway between 78th and 79th streets, by Sept. 15. According to a source, around 22 units are in contract, double the number reported to have been sold. But the building has been relying heavily on a media blitz including a major price slashing as reports of stars like Bruce Willis and Alec Baldwin looking at the building have emerged. Africa Israel and Mann Realty called in star agent Dolly Lenz, a vice chairman at Prudential Douglas Elliman, to handle sales in late July.
Bruce Willis was recently spotted scoping out units at Trump International’s 1 Central Park West as well as 15 Central Park West. All the apartments that Willis and new wife Emma Heming saw were reportedly three-bedrooms or larger and had starting prices of around $8 million. Willis was spotted browsing apartments in the storied Apthorp condominium earlier this month. Wendy Maitland of Brown Harris Stevens was seen with the couple.
The celebrity buzz around the Apthorp continues. Bruce Willis and his new bride, 31-year-old model and actress Emma Heming, checked out apartments in the iconic Upper West Side condominium conversion yesterday, sources confirmed. Willis, 54, and Heming, who wed in March in Turks and Caicos, looked at the 101-year-old building’s interior garden courtyard and units, the sources said.