Martha's NYC Penthouse Back on Market
03/24/2004 AT 04:55 PM EST
Stewart, 62, who owns choice parcels of real estate along the Eastern seaboard, had placed the For Sale sign on the 3,300-sq.-ft. duplex with its Hudson River views, asking $7.2 million -- which she got, says the weekly publication. (Stewart originally paid $6 million for the space when it was still in architect Richard Meier's planning phase.)
But for whatever reasons, the $7.2 million deal fell through, and the high-priced pad is back on the market. The building -- at Perry Street and West Street, in the historic Village -- already has several other star tenants, though no one has moved in yet.
These include Nicole Kidman (though it's been reported she too wishes to unload her $8 million apartment) and fashion designer Calvin Klein, whose penthouse there reportedly is available for $19.5 million.
Some of the comments about the glass-encased building is that it is too exposed and does not offer the sort of privacy that celebrities demand.
All told, Stewart (who is due to be sentenced June 17 on convictions stemming from lying about a stock sale) owns more than 10 homes, including a 137-acre estate in Bedford, N.Y., for which she paid $14.5 million four years ago and has since invested another $25 million on renovations.