Dr. Drew checks into UWS pad

Celebrity practitioner paid $1.45M for Princeton House property
By Katherine Clarke | March 26, 2013 03:00PM

Even Dr. Drew, the television doctor behind shows such as “Dr. Drew” and “Celebrity Rehab,” sometimes needs to get away from it all. The radio and television personality, whose real name is David Drew Pinsky, has purchased a pied-a-terre on the Upper West Side, The Real Deal has learned.

Pinksy bought a two-bedroom, two-bathroom penthouse at the Princeton House condominium at 215 West 95th Street, said Halstead Property’s Barak Dunayer, who represented both Pinksy and the seller. The deal for the property closed last month for $1.45 million. While the doctor primarily lives in Pasadena, Calif., he will use the pad during occasional visits to the city, Dunayer said.

The 1,032-square-foot apartment was listed for $1.55 million by Dunayer last October and went into contract in December 2012. The seller is a successful New Jersey-based dentist, Dunayer said, but not a celebrity one. His identity was not immediately clear. Dunayer also lives in the building.

Pinsky liked the apartment’s Hudson River views, as well as its high ceilings, the broker said. The home also features floor to ceiling windows, plus access to a gym, parking and a roof deck.

Dr. Drew is famed for his advice to the general public and celebrities alike. He has treated actress and former model Brigitte Nielsen and Sean Stewart, son of singer Rod Stewart, as part of his celebrity rehab television show. The mortgage on the property was arranged by Donald Perodin of Wells Fargo Home Mortgage.