The Real Deal New York

From the Bucks to Bruce: “Die Hard” actor to buy CPW pad

Owner of Milwaukee basketball team in contract to sell duplex co-op asking $17M

Bruce Willis, nemesis of silver screen bad guys everywhere, is in contract to acquire a six-bedroom co-op at 271 Central Park West that was listed for nearly $17 million.

The 6,000-square-foot duplex features four-and-a-half bathrooms and a library. Wesley Edens, founder of Midtown-based private equity firm Fortress Investment Group and owner of the Milwaukee Bucks, put the apartment on the market in October. The sale price wasn’t disclosed.

Edens told the Wall Street Journal he is selling the unit because his family doesn’t need the space anymore. The apartment was initially two units – one Eden bought in 1993 and the other he bought six or seven years later.

Urban Compass’ Jay Glazer and Landis Hosterman had the listing. [WSJ]Mark Maurer