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Keith Richards Takes Big Hit on Sale of New York City Duplex Penthouse

Variety logo Variety 9/10/2018 Mark David

Click through the gallery above to see insider Keith Richard's former penthouse.

After more than two years on and off the market with prices that started at an in-hindsight wild-eyed $12.23 million and plummeted to a still too cocksure $9.95 million, Keith Richards has at long last sold a terraced duplex penthouse in the historic and historically prestigious heart of New York City’s Greenwich Village for $9 million. The sale of the three- and potentially four-bedroom and four-bathroom aerie surely provided some relief if not likely an iota of satisfaction for the still shredding septuagenarian Rolling Stones guitarist who took a pearl clutching $1.5 million loss, not counting carrying costs, improvement expenses and real estate fees, on the approximately 2,7000-square-foot penthouse he and his former model wife Patti Hansen picked up in 2014 for $10.5 million.

Renovated several years before Richards and Hanson acquired it by internationally commissioned architect Joe Serrins, the clean lined and approachably modern penthouse is entered through a slim, L-shaped entrance gallery that leads to a light-filled multi-purpose living/dining space that stretches to 47-feet long with open views over Greenwich Village. A cantilevered cabinet hides media equipment in the central living space that also has direct access to two separate terraces while the dining area, with two floor-to-ceiling storage cabinets behind concealed doors, is open over a two-stool snack bar to an efficiently arranged all-white kitchen. A glass slider opens the kitchen to the smallest of the apartment’s three terraces and a spacious, walk-in pantry is discreetly and cleverly tucked under the stairs.

A den or potential bedroom with en suite bathroom can be closed off from the living room by a sliding wall panel while the main floor master suite offers two fitted walk-in closets and a windowed bathroom with a two-sink vanity, a two-person soaking tub and glass-fronted steam shower that will most definitely accommodate two people. A staircase with super-luxe leather-wrapped brass handrail climbs to the second floor where a study/family room is flanked by a pair of good-sized bedrooms, each with built-in storage and shelving, a walk-in closet and an en suite bathroom.

The dignified and artsy Art Deco tower, just above Washington Square Park and completed in 1927, has long attracted well-to-do showbiz types. Brian De Palma keeps at least two, non-contiguous units in the building; Tim Burton owns a two-unit combination duplex near the top of the 27-story tower; two-time Emmy winner Blythe Danner has a two-unit combination on one of the higher floors; and, earlier this year, two-time Oscar winner Jessica Lange paid $3.3 million to acquire the two-bedroom and two-bathroom mid-floor apartment directly above a three-bedroom spread she’s owned since 2005 when she and now former partner Sam Shepard bought it for $3.4 million.

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Even without the costly to maintain penthouse in lower Manhattan that carries mouth-drying monthly maintenance fees of almost $8,800, Richards and Hansen still preside over a heavy-duty, high-maintenance portfolio of international properties that includes: An almost eight-acre compound secreted in the woods about 60 miles outside of New York City near Weston, Connecticut; An historic manor house about 90 miles outside of London in the West Sussex village of West Wittering that Richards has owned since the 1960s; And a resort-style Caribbean compound of nearly two oceanfront acres on prestigious and private Parrot Cay in Turks and Caicos.

exterior image: Nicholas Strini for Property Shark; listing photos and floor plan: Douglas Elliman

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