A SoHo penthouse once asking $65 million just sold for nearly 50% off — and it still broke a real-estate record. Look inside the Manhattan loft.

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Heath Ledger once lived in the building. Getty Images

An 8,000-square-foot loft in Manhattan’s SoHo neighbourhood just sold at nearly 50% off its initial asking price — and it still broke the real-estate record for the trendy neighbourhood, Katherine Clarke reported for The Wall Street Journal.

Originally asking $US65 million, the triplex penthouse on Broome Street sold for $US35.14 million. It got several price cuts over the past two years, bringing its most recent most recent asking price to $US43.75 million.

The loft, which sits in the same building where the actor Heath Ledger lived before his death in 2008, 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, per Curbed.

The property, previously listed by Corcoran and CORE Real Estate, was listed by Douglas Elliman at the time of the sale.

Take a look inside the updated luxury penthouse, which comes with six landscaped terraces and a hot tub.


The $US35 million triplex penthouse sits at the top of the SoHo building where actor Heath Ledger lived before his death.

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Ledger died of an accidental drug overdose in a rental apartment in the building in 2008.

The owners of the building’s penthouse spent four years renovating the four-bedroom, 6.5-bathroom loft, which is in a “landmarked cast-iron condominium dating back to 1873,” according to a previous listing.


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

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Today, SoHo is a hip shopping area filled with designer boutiques and luxury apartments.


The largest of the penthouse’s living areas, called the “Great Room,” is illuminated by two skylights and six large arched windows overlooking the neighbourhood below.

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Two wood-burning fireplaces face each other from opposite ends of the room.


A long dining table sits underneath one of the skylights.

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Source: Douglas Elliman


The spacious kitchen features an 86-inch range and black granite countertops.

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Source: Douglas Elliman


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

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Source: Douglas Elliman


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

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Source: Douglas Elliman


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: Douglas Elliman


The master bathroom comes with two showers and a large soaking tub.

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Source: Douglas Elliman


The marble bathtub looks out onto the private terrace.

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Source: Douglas Elliman


The space was designed to merge indoor and outdoor living, with 3,700 square feet of private exteriors.

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There are six irrigated and landscaped terraces.


The outdoor areas are partially covered by heated steel and glass canopies.

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On the entertaining terrace, there’s a wood-burning fireplace and a TV alcove.


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


At $US35.14 million, the SoHo penthouse is the most expensive sale ever in the neighbourhood.

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The previous record was held by the $US34 million sale of Jon Bon Jovi’s penthouse on Mercer Street in 2015, a Compass agent told the Journal.