A SoHo triplex penthouse got a $5.5 million price chop, but it could still break the record for the most expensive apartment ever sold in downtown NYC

Getty ImagesHeath Ledger once lived in the building.
  • A lavish, thoroughly updated SoHo loft just got a $US5.5 million price cut.
  • The previous asking price was $US65 million, and now it’s $US59.5 million.
  • If sold for $US59.5 million, it would still break the record for the most expensive single residential unit ever sold in downtown Manhattan.
  • The penthouse was renovated over four years and is filled with oversized windows and skylights.

A rigorously renovated 8,000-square-foot loft in Manhattan’s hip SoHo neighbourhood, in the building where the actor Heath Ledger once lived before his death in 2008, got a $US5.5 million price chop in November, bringing the asking price to $US59.5 million, The Real Deal reported.

It was previously listed for $US65 million.

If sold at its asking price, the penthouse would break the record for the most expensive single residential sale in downtown Manhattan, according to The New York Times. The record is held by a penthouse in Chelsea that sold in May 2018 for $US59.06 million, according to The Times.

The property, previously listed by Corcoran and CORE Real Estate, is now listed by Douglas Elliman.

It was last sold in 2011 for $US17 million, according to Curbed New York. The owners spent four years making gut renovations but ultimately decided it was too much space for them, Curbed reported.

“The penthouse at 421 Broome is truly incomparable,” J. Eric Becker, previously of Corcoran and now at Douglas Elliman, told Business Insider. “In all of my years in real estate, I have never seen such a stunning home, with incredible attention to detail and unmatched design sophistication.”

Here’s a look inside the updated luxury penthouse.


The apartment is on Broome Street in New York City’s SoHo neighbourhood, which was once an industrial district.

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Source: Corcoran/CORE


It’s now a hip shopping area filled with designer boutiques.

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The owners spent four years renovating the luxurious four-bedroom, 6.5-bathroom penthouse, which is in a “landmarked cast-iron condominium dating back to 1873.”

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Source: Corcoran/CORE


The largest of the living areas, called the “Great Room,” is illuminated by two skylights and six large arched windows overlooking the neighbourhood below. Two wood-burning fireplaces face each other from opposite ends of the room.

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Source: Corcoran/CORE


A long dining table sits underneath one of the skylights.

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Source: Corcoran/CORE


Cooking enthusiasts will love the massive kitchen, which has an 86-inch range and black granite countertops.

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Source: Corcoran/CORE


There’s also a wood-burning fireplace, as well as two pantries and wine rooms.

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Source: Corcoran/CORE


A black marble staircase leads to the level with the master bedroom suite.

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Source: Corcoran/CORE


The master suite has a wood-burning fireplace, a coffee bar, 20 custom closets, and french doors that open to dual private terraces.

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Source: Corcoran/CORE


The master bathroom has two showers and a large soaking tub.

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Source: Corcoran/CORE


The marble bathtub looks out onto the private terrace.

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Source: Corcoran/CORE


The space was designed to merge indoor and outdoor living, with 3,700 square feet of private exteriors. There are six irrigated and landscaped terraces.

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Source: Corcoran/CORE


The outdoor areas are partially covered by heated steel and glass canopies. On the entertaining terrace, there’s a wood-burning fireplace and a TV alcove.

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Source: Corcoran/CORE


There’s even a hot tub, where the lucky buyer can have a relaxing soak while taking in the views of lower Manhattan.

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Source: Corcoran/CORE


The home also comes with full-time door-attendant services and an exclusive rear yard with two parking spaces.

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Source: Corcoran/CORE

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