Vice co-founder sells Williamsburg penthouse for $2.2M

Gavin McInnes bought the condo for $1.2M in 2011

TRD New York /
Oct.October 13, 2016 02:00 PM

Gavin McInnes, a Vice co-founder and host of exceptionally crass web series “The Gavin McInnes Show,” sold his Williamsburg penthouse at 80 Metropolitan Avenue for $2.2 million, according to documents filed with the city’s Department of Finance Thursday.

The penthouse tops a five-story 123-unit building between Kent and Wythe Avenues, not far from Vice’s 60,000-square-foot headquarters at 49 South 2nd Street, the former Domino Sugar factory. The Metropolitan Avenue building developed by Steiner Studios comes with a swimming pool, a Zen garden, and a media lounge.

McInnes bought the three-bedroom penthouse,which spans 1,316 square feet and comes with two terraces and Manhattan views, for $1.2 million in 2011. He bought a parking space, also included in the deal, for $65,000 in 2013.

The Canadian-born McInnes founded Vice as a magazine with partners Shane Smith and Suroosh Alvi in 1994. He left the company in 2008. McInnes has taken a sharp turn to the right with his controversial commentary, taking aim at minorities, women and LGBT people.

Meanwhile, the equally loud-mouthed Smith owns a $23 million home in Santa Monica, California. 


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