The one where David Schwimmer sells his Near West Side loft

The “Friends” star had owned the condo since sitcom’s early years

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Feb.February 04, 2020 02:00 PM
David Schwimmer and The Lofts at 850 West Adams Street (Credit: Getty Images and Realtor)

David Schwimmer and The Lofts at 850 West Adams Street (Credit: Getty Images and Realtor)

David Schwimmer has sold the Near West Side loft he bought back when “Friends” was still in its early years.

Schwimmer, who lives in New York, unloaded the three-bedroom, two-bathroom condo for $965,000, according to the Chicago Tribune. The sale price was a 15 percent discount from the $1.15 million Schwimmer listed the unit for in September.

Michael Rosenblum was the listing agent and public records do not identify the buyer, according to the report.

Schwimmer — aka Ross Geller — bought the condo in 1998, paying $425,000 cash, according to the report. The 2,300-square-foot fifth-floor unit features a balcony, a custom walk-in closet and hand-blown glass light fixtures.

The seven-story building at 850 W. Adams Street was converted into lofts in the 1990s. The hit NBC sitcom ran from 1994 to 2004.

Schwimmer’s ties to Chicago include co-founding the nonprofit Lookingglass Theatre Company.

He has also owned homes on both coasts. In Los Angeles in 2001, Schwimmer paid $5.5 million for an 11,300-square-foot mansion in Hancock Park. He sold the home in 2012 for nearly $9 million.

He now lives in the East Village in New York City, in a 9,000-square-foot, six-story townhouse he developed a decade ago. Schwimmer paid $4.1 million for a historic 1852 home at the site, then had it demolished as it was approaching landmark status. [Tribune]Jacqueline Flynn


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