It’s common practice for high-end condo buildings to tout all kinds of amenities to attract buyers. But 443 Greenwich, a luxury building in the Tribeca neighbourhood of New York, claims to have an entirely different perk: it’s apparently “paparazzi-proof.”
While the building’s management can’t comment on the identity of its residents, it has been reported that the building’s “paparazzi-proof” architectural features — such as its lower-level parking and interior courtyard garden — have proved attractive to clients who value their privacy.
Recently, actor Jake Gyllenhaal is said to have purchased a $US8.63 million three-bedroom unit in the building, joining rumoured neighbours like actress Rebel Wilson, singer Harry Styles, and Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel. Other big names like Jennifer Lawrence, Ryan Reynolds, and Blake Lively have reportedly also bought property there. Earlier this year, actor Mike Myers purchased a $US14.65 million loft in the building, but just a week later, he put it back on the market. It later sold for $US14 million.
As for the eight penthouses, one is still available for $US55 million. Prices for the available lofts range from $US3.9 million to $US14.5 million.
Ahead, take a look inside one of the building’s gorgeous four-bedroom condos.
Built in 1882, the 443 Greenwich building was originally a book bindery. Today, it's a landmarked building with 53 residential condominiums, including eight penthouses.
Calling itself 'paparazzi-proof,' the building's privacy has been a big draw for celebrity buyers. Actress Rebel Wilson is said to have recently purchased a two-bedroom unit for $2.95 million.
One of the building's major privacy-geared benefits is its lower-level lobby and parking space, guarded by wrought-iron gates. The building has on-site valet parking.
Inside the seven-story building, lofts like this four-bedroom home range from 2,000 to 5,000 square feet. The penthouses range from 3,500 to 9,500 square feet. The six penthouses that have been sold ranged in price from $15 million to $54 million.
Some original features of the building remain intact, such as the Carolina yellow pine beams, which are each more than 150 years old.
The kitchens -- designed by CetraRuddy and built by cabinetmaker Christopher Peacock -- include a Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer, a wine fridge, dishwasher, coffee and cappuccino maker, and a microwave and high-speed oven.
The cabinets are a dark-stained white oak with antiqued bronze hardware, and the kitchen's island is topped with Calacatta marble.
The master bath is covered in more marble. A heated towel rack will keep your towels warm while you're in the shower.
The CetraRuddy interiors team adorned these walls with custom, colourful wallpaper to show how a child's room could be decorated.
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