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John Winter’s Barker Block penthouse hits market asking $1.6M

The producer is known for music videos for Beyoncé, Madonna and Katy Perry
By Subrina Hudson | May 26, 2017 03:30PM

Barker Block (Compass)

Updated Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 2:24 p.m.: John Winter’s Friday night may not involve streaking in the park or skinny dipping in the dark. But tonight, the music video producer behind Katy Perry’s “Last Friday Night,” Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies” and other viral hits is preparing to list his Barker Block penthouse, The Real Deal has learned.

Winter and his wife Xiao Liu, a publicist and producer, plan to list the property with an asking price of $1.6 million. It is expected to hit the market on June 5.

The 1,710-square-foot condo has two bedrooms and two bathrooms, according to property records. The couple purchased the unit in 2014 for $970,000.

Inside 527 Molina Street condo (Compass)

Barker Block was the only new condo building in the Arts District when it began selling units in 2014. Demand was high for the repurposed brick factory building, and buyers payed well above asking prices, according to Curbed. For example, one residence listed for $739,000 sold for more than $1 million, Curbed reported.

Following Barker Block, the last condo project to be completed in the Arts District was the 53-unit Beacon Lofts, according to Rhonda Slavik of Polaris Pacific.

KOR group developed the first phase of the 68-unit property, then CityView teamed up with Blackstone to develop the second.

Winter has worked with the artists Madonna, Jay Z, Justin Bieber, Gwen Stefani and Mariah Carey. He has also collaborated with brands such as Samsung, Adidas and Coca-Cola. The producer and his wife also own homes in Brooklyn and Palm Springs.

Tracy Do of Compass has the listing.