Alicia Keys Sold Her New York Penthouse at a Loss

Alicia Keys Sold Her New York Penthouse at a Loss

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Sold on 4/12/13 for: $12,375,000

Rarely is there an opportunity to own a luxurious 6167± sf triplex Penthouse with an additional 3000± sf of enchanting terraces in Soho’s most sought after full service pre-war Condo.

Enter via keyed elevator to either floor; this magnificent sun filled loft has 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 4 powder rooms an enormous state-of-the-art windowed gourmet eat-in kitchen, walk-in butler’s pantry, separate formal dining room that faces East encased in a glass solarium, an expansive living room with fireplace, library/media room are all surrounded by undoubtedly one of the most beautiful private terraces in all of Soho.

A floating glass staircase leads to a separate private master suite complete with spa, pass through dressing area & private terrace.

The penthouse has a Creston automated entertainment system unifying the audio/video into an exhilarating experience including the latest security systems.

Re-configuring this celebrity luxury penthouse is simple as there are no load bearing walls. Separate/private storage/dressing room and Wine Cellar.


Forget about moving on up. Singer and New York native Alicia Keys did that a long time ago, trading her childhood residence at the artist-friendly Manhattan Plaza apartment complex in Hell’s Kitchen for a slick SoHo real estate market triplex.

Now Keys and her producer husband Swizz Beatz have listed their Crosby Street penthouse only two years after the couple bought the place from funk/soul/rocker Lenny Kravitz for $12.5 million.

Whether this is just apartment flipping, or whether the charismatic couple with a toddler son in tow is looking for another “Empire State of Mind” kind of dwelling remains to be seen.

But even in New York, where Keys penned an anthem about a city where “concrete jungle dreams are made of,” the light-soaked apartment was no ordinary celeb crib. With a floating staircase connecting 6,167 square feet of living space plus another 3,000-square feet of terraces, there’s plenty to covet — or envy — about this downtown dwelling.

That’s only the start of the grand tour of a pad once rented by Nicole Kidman and Denzel Washington.

For Keys, the SoHo penthouse was quite a step up from the Manhattan Plaza complex where she was raised, looking as she said towards the violent streets of Manhattan off in one direction and the bright lights of Broadway in another. But reality has a way of dulling even those bright lights: On Feb. 27, the IRS filed a $787,985 tax lien against Swizz Beatz, whose real name is Kasseem Dean, with the New York Registrar.

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Property is Sold
Garage Spaces (put 0 if this does not apply) 2.00
Price Information: Sold on 4/12/13 for: $12,375,000.
Price $17,950,000 USD
Which Celebrity? Alicia Keys
Celebrity Owned: Yes
Garage Description Underground parking spaces.
Subterranean Garage Yes

...and then there is the House

Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 4 Full Baths and 4 Partial Baths
Jacuzzi Hot Tub Yes
Wine Cellar Yes
Lot/Parcel Type Urban / Metropolitan Neighborhood, Zoned Residential

Unique Sale Issues

Type of Sale Real Estate Agency Sale


Address 30 Crosby St.
Suite PH-B
City New York
State NY
Postal Code 10013
Country USA
Fax Courtesy Sotheby's International
Ad id: 22832227
Ad views:4280
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