Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban nab condo at Tribeca clock tower condo conversion

The star couple paid $3.5M for a two-bedroom at 108 Leonard

TRD New York /
Jul.July 20, 2020 05:45 PM
108 Leonard Street with Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban (Google Maps, Getty)

108 Leonard Street with Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban (Google Maps, Getty)

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban have added a Manhattan condo to their international real estate collection.

The actress and country singer paid $3.5 million for a two-bedroom at 108 Leonard Street, Tribeca’s famous clock tower building, the New York Post reported.

Units currently for sale in the building — which previously headquartered the New York Life Insurance Company before undergoing a condo conversion in 2018 — range from $1.6 million to $12.5 million, according to StreetEasy.

Don Peebles and Elad’s Isaac Tshuva paid $160 million to buy the 400,000-square-foot property from the Bloomberg administration in 2013.

The project hit a setback when a state judge in 2016 ruled the developers couldn’t electrify the clock at the top of the building, which complicated efforts to convert the upper portion into a condo. El Ad Group and the Peebles Organization appealed, and the state’s highest court reversed the decision, clearing the way for the conversion.

Among the additions made to the building during its conversion, a private vehicle entrance descends to an underground reception area with barrel-vaulted ceilings.

Privacy features reportedly drew Kidman to the building, as well as to her former New York City residence at 200 11th Avenue. The couple’s main residence is a Nashville mansion, but they also own homes in Los Angeles and Australia.

McKim Mead & White, New York’s early 20th-century “starchitects,” designed the Leonard Street building in the Italian Renaissance style. It was completed in 1894. [NYP] — Orion Jones


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