Pad once home to Sting, Billy Joel trades for $17.1M

Kyle Blackmon had the listing

Nov.November 26, 2014 11:54 AM

Billionaire Michael Naify sold his Central Park West apartment — a duplex at the Brentmore once owned by Sting and Billy Joel — for $17.1 million.

Naify paid $17.5 million in cash in 2010 for the co-op at 88 Central Park West, and he has now sold the 6,000-square-foot residence to an unnamed buyer, according to property records filed today. The deal closed October 30.

Kyle Blackmon, who jumped to Urban Compass last week from Brown Harris Stevens, had the listing.

Naify put the apartment, which has 100 feet of frontage overlooking Central Park, on the market last September with an asking price of $21.5 million, according to StreetEasy. The price was cut to $19.8 million and finally $17.9 million.

Once two units, the residence was available as a combined duplex or as two separate apartments: Unit 2S was listed with an asking price of $8.75 million, and Unit 3S was listed at $9.15 million.

The buyer is identified in public records as a trust named 88 CPW-2-3S Trust.

Sting bought the apartment from Billy Joel in the 1980s.

The tony, 12-story building is known for catering to the celebrity set.

In June, photographer Annie Leibovitz bought a three-bedroom co-op at the Brentmore for $11.25 million. Her apartment is next door to Robert De Niro’s in the building.

Related Articles

From left: Milos Raonic, Venus Williams, Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic (Credit: Getty Images)

Luxury real estate anyone? US Open stars and their palatial pads

Lena Dunham and 60 Broadway (Credit: Getty Images)

Lena Dunham’s “massive real estate mistake”

All Falls Down: Kanye West’s “Star Wars”-themed affordable housing plan hits snag

All Falls Down: Kanye West’s “Star Wars”-themed affordable housing plan hits snag

Jackie Kennedy Onassis and the Bahamas home

Bahamas spread with Jackie-O and Heinz family connections hits market

Kanye West and his family seem to be fitting in with the small town community of Cody, Wyoming (Credit: Wikimedia Commons, Photo by Timothy Norris/Getty Images for Coachella)

Kanye West is the real estate king of Cody, Wyoming

340 East 51st Street and from left: Ofer Yardeni, Alex Rodriguez and Adam Modlin (Credit: Getty Images, Google Maps)

Alex Rodriguez partnership buys first New York apartment building

Jeff Zucker and 32 East 64th Street, Apt 3W (Credit: Getty Images)

CNN chief lists Lenox Hill co-op for $17M

Don Lemon and Tim Malone with their apartment at 2280 Frederick Douglass Boulevard 

CNN’s Don Lemon lists Harlem condo with fiancé broker Tim Malone