Just like you, we are suckers for celebrity news with a touch of real estate. Adding to the interest of the story is that it is about celebrity Justin Timberlake and his beautiful wife, Jessica Biel.
Star spotters report that Timberlake was seen looking at a Greenwich Village penthouse last month. If you are interested, the New York Post reported that the triplex penthouse at 12 E. 13th St. was nearly half off its original asking price. It includes direct elevator access, is a four-bedroom, 4½-bathroom unit designed in part by CetraRuddy. There’s also an eat-in chef’s kitchen, a master suite with a spa-like bathroom and a media room/study with a guest bedroom suite on the third floor.
The 5,704-square-foot Greenwich Village home was on the market for $30.5 million in 2013 under a different brokerage, is still on the market for $18.5 million.
Let’s move on since the Timberlake’s didn’t take that one.
But the real news is that he and his family selected the Tribeca neighborhood of Manhattan to call home. Maybe they liked the school selection and kid friendly neighborhood that they thought would be great for their two-year-old son, Silas.
According to the site Luxury Building Developments, the power couple signed a deal for a penthouse at 443 Greenwich Street. Built in 1882 and recently restored by CetraRuddy Architects. The building includes an interior courtyard, underground garage, 71-foot indoor swimming pool and landscaped roof terrace. This seems to be a major draw for celebrities that include (at one time or another) Mike Myers, Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, Jennifer Lawrence, and Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton. No one knows (yet) how much the exact unit costs, Penthouse G is currently under contract for $27.5 million.
What do you get for $27+ million? Amenities such as a 24-hour doorman, valet and live-in manager, children’s playroom, and a fitness center with a Turkish steam bath. There is also access to private storage rooms and a temperature-controlled wine cellar. For those who are environmentally conscious, the building is LEED certified. Not included are a few parking spaces, which will be available for purchase, that come with an electric charging station.