Tom Cruise sells longtime East Village condo

Actor bought the American Felt Building apartment after starring in “Risky Business”

New York /
Feb.February 11, 2013 02:00 PM

Tom Cruise is in contract to sell his condominium unit at the American Felt Building in the East Village for $3 million, a source familiar with the transaction told The Real Deal today.

The 41-unit building at 114 East 13th Street, between Third and Fourth avenues, was constructed in 1984, when Cruise, fresh off his star-making turn in “Risky Business,” purchased the 2,200-square-foot apartment.

The two-bedroom unit features a state-of-the-art gym which could double as a third bedroom. Though the 12-story building is known for its loft-like ceilings, the ceilings in Cruise’s 10th-floor unit have been lowered to nine feet, thought it was unclear why.

Cruise signed the contract last week, the source said, and is in the market for a home with a garage to avoid the press and unwanted attention. In July, the 50-year-old actor reportedly began contacting New York City real estate agents, including Donna Senko of Sotheby’s International Realty, to find a secluded home in Westchester or Connecticut.

He and ex-wife Katie Holmes already own a small empire of real estate across the U.S., including a 10,286-square-foot Beverly Hills estate with a tennis court and an 8,100-square-foot brownstone at 42 West 12th Street in Manhattan. Holmes has been camping out at the Chelsea Mercantile at 252 Seventh Avenue during the divorce proceedings, although the source said she has lived at the Felt building apartment in the past.

Indeed, Cruise shared the residence with his trio of ex-wives — including Mimi Rogers and Nicole Kidman — and also lived there with former girlfriends Rebecca De Mornay (his Risky Business co-star) and Cher, who stayed in the apartment with her children, according to the source.

Named for its former occupant, a manufacturer that supplied felt for Steinway pianos, the American Felt Building is also home to author Brett Easton Ellis; Fabrizio Moretti, the drummer of rock band the Strokes; and the band’s manager, Ryan Gentles.

“The floor plans may seem small, but some creative engineering has turned the loft apartments into unique spaces tricked out with platforms, balconies, extra windows [and] interior walls,” a description of the building on Streeteasy.com said. “Truly, no two apartments are alike in this building.”

The apartment was not listed, nor were brokers involved in the private sale. The buyer was not immediately known.

Matthew Adam Properties manages the building. Ira Meister, the company’s founder and president, declined to comment.

A representative for Cruise could not immediately be reached.


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
Matt Lauer exposes Hamptons estate to the market
Matt Lauer exposes Hamptons estate to the market
Matt Lauer exposes Hamptons estate to the market
 Fredrik Eklund and the property (Getty, Steve Frankel)
Fredrik Eklund lists Bel Air mansion for rent as family moves to “forever home”
Fredrik Eklund lists Bel Air mansion for rent as family moves to “forever home”
Gordon Ramsey and his Lucky Cat restaurant (Lucky Cat)
Gordon Ramsay to open first South Florida restaurant in Miami Beach
Gordon Ramsay to open first South Florida restaurant in Miami Beach
From left: Ken Griffin, Marc Andreessen, and Larry Ellison along with 220 Central Park South in New York City, 3 Carlton Gardens in London, and Casa Del Sole on The Palm Jumeirah in Dubai (Photo Illustration by Steven Dilakian with Getty Images, B1 Properties, No Swan So Fine, CC BY-SA 4.0 - via Wikimedia Commons, and Jim.henderson, CC BY-SA 4.0 - via Wikimedia Commons)
Sizing up the booming global market for trophy real estate
Sizing up the booming global market for trophy real estate
Annie Leibovitz with 495 West Street (Getty, Google Maps)
Annie Leibovitz snaps up West Village condo
Annie Leibovitz snaps up West Village condo
Rupert Murdoch with 23 East 22nd Street
Rupert Murdoch’s One Madison unit leads Manhattan luxury contracts
Rupert Murdoch’s One Madison unit leads Manhattan luxury contracts
Jackie Siegel (Photos via Getty, Courtesy Jackie Siegel)
Versailles mega mansion suffers $10M in Hurricane Ian damages
Versailles mega mansion suffers $10M in Hurricane Ian damages
Lloyd and Barbara Macklowe with 51 West End Road (Getty, Douglas Elliman)
Macklowe Gallery founders chop another $10M off East Hampton home ask
Macklowe Gallery founders chop another $10M off East Hampton home ask
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...