“Amazing Race” winners find buyer for NYC pad

Beekman Boys' one-bedroom UES apartment trades on heels of pair's $1M win

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Dec.December 11, 2012 12:30 PM

“The Fabulous Beekman Boys,” reality TV show stars Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge, have two reasons to celebrate this week. After completing a 25,000-mile, nine-country endurance test across three continents for CBS show “The Amazing Race,” the duo was declared the winner of the competition yesterday — winning $1 million as a result. To top it off, Purcell and Ridge have found a buyer for their Upper East Side apartment.

The deal for the twosome’s apartment at 210 East 63rd Street is set to go into contract next week, The Real Deal has learned. The 14th-floor unit had been on the market since April, asking $799,000. It was listed by Ryan Serhant, Katherine Salyi and Nick Jabbour of Nestseekers. The sale is slated to set a price record for the building; the priciest transaction ever closed in the building was the 2010 sale of a unit on the first floor, which traded for just $370,000.

Famed for their fresh produce, novice farmers Purcell and Ridge sold the apartment in order to relocate full-time to Sharon Springs, N.Y, where they own a farm. The pair purchased the apartment 11 years ago and began growing vegetables on the outdoor deck, it’s been reported. That was the beginnings of their farming journey, which is now charted by their Cooking Channel show, “The Fabulous Beekman Boys.” The pair also head a lifestyle brand Beekman 1802, named after their farm. It was not immediately clear how much they paid for the apartment.

The recently renovated “green” apartment has one bedroom and features floating cork floors, Lutron dimmer switches and glass pocket doors which maximize the flow of natural light from the apartment’s three exposures, according to the listing.

The quick sale is “a testament to the sellers and the amount of work and love they put into the apartment,” Serhant told The Real Deal.

Serhant declined to comment on the contract price or on the identity of the buyers, saying only that they are a married couple


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