According to Brown Harris Stevens, Andy Cohen has agreed to purchase a 17th-floor penthouse apartment in New York City.
The final details on the amount the Bravo TV star agreed to pay to purchase the property were not immediately available, but the penthouse was listed in Olshan Realty's luxury market report on August 1st, which covers Manhattan residential properties with contracts over $4 million. The apartment was listed in June 2022.
Olshan estimates that the prewar condo duplex covers 2,950 square feet, including a bedroom, a study, and 2.5 bathrooms. The unit has landscaped terraces totaling 1,950 square feet, with views in all directions. A solarium built on a portion of the terrace serves as an office.
The unit was sold quickly to a buyer currently living in the Village, according to Olshan. Amenities include a doorman, superintendent, storage, and laundry.
Jennifer Aniston purchased the penthouse from a list that was previously valued at $30 million.
Curbed reports that the penthouse in the former home of Jennifer Aniston was listed at $30 million back in 2012.
According to Curbed, the 17-story structure, built in 1929, was designed by Emory Roth and is now called the Bing & Bing Building. The website wrote in 2012 about the buildings penthouse:
The triplex penthouse has thirteen rooms and 2,425 square feet of terraces, which seem like a decent amount of terraces. Other ridiculous features include the 432-square-foot great room (formerly a bedroom), the atrium, the library, and, of course, everything.
Gimme Shelter has been added, the 17-story structure is the highest in the West Village north of Canal Street, with unrivalled views, and is located at the north end of Abingdon Square Park. According to Gimme Shelter, the penthouse is currently owned by Willard Taylor and Virginia Davies, lawyers and Democratic organizers.
Brown Harris Stevens stated in its listing, "We are presenting you a once-in-a-generation opportunity to own the penthouse at 299 West 12th Street." When it was converted into a condo in 1986, the sponsor, deciding PHA was the best unit in the building, held onto it for himself. In 1990, he finally sold it to the current owner, who has maintained and cherished it for 36 years.
The listing expands, "Over the years, several modifications have been made to make the apartment more suitable for the current owner," but care was paid to never diminish or reduce the home's distinctiveness.
The main floor of this terrace, which is currently used as an office, is almost entirely occupied by a great room, which is also a full bathroom, and a bedroom, but this floor will almost certainly be reconfigured for more contemporary uses.
The home features almost 3,000 square feet of interior space and 1,950 square feet of outdoor space on two floors, according to the listing. What makes this Penthouse so special is the interconnection between those two, which results in a total of roughly 5,000 livable square feet.
According to the listing, most wrap-around terraces are often too narrow to be practical. Thankfully the terrace on the lower floor of PHA also has a large wider area that is great for outdoor activities such as dining, lounging, or bocce ball.
The interior area includes a study, a living room, a formal dining room, and a kitchen/breakfast room, as well as 1.5 bathrooms with 10-foot-high ceilings and windows in every roo, including the bathrooms, according to the listing. However, I would like to draw particular attention to the kitchen and the living areas, since they connect with the terraces through French doors, and their views are truly breathtaking.
Cohen may expect to pay about $1,900 in monthly real estate taxes and $5,300 for maintenance, according to the listing.
Cohen Currently Lives in a Duplex Nearby
Cohen currently lives in a duplex in 2 Horatio Street, a West Vilalge co-op, according to 6sqft. Cohen also owns a $900,000 studio in the building in 2015, a two-bedroom house he purchased in 2010 and a $2.6 million two-bedroom house he bought in 2014.
Cohens unit is a series of individual apartments bought and constructed over many years that have been reimagined by designer Eric Hughes as a fun, fabulous, and flamboyant bachelor pad and clubhouse for friends and neighbors, including Sarah Jessica Parker, who lives nearby with actor hubby Matthew Broderick and their brood.
Andy looked at everything in the area before choosing the penthouse, according to a close acquaintance of Cohen. The penthouse requires a lot of work, according to the New York Post.