Once Owned by Demi Moore, Penthouse in High-Profile New York Building Seeks $50 Million
In the San Remo, the unit neighbors one owned by U2 frontman Bono, who bought it from Apple founder Steve Jobs in 2003.
In one of Manhattan’s best-known buildings, a triplex penthouse that was at one point owned by actress Demi Moore, and prior to her by Bee Gees manager Robert Stigwood, was on the market for $50 million, according to its listing agent.
The unit is in one of two beaux-arts towers at the iconic San Remo building on the Upper West Side. The neighboring penthouse in the north tower is owned by U2 frontman Bono, who bought it from Apple founder Steve Jobs in 2003 for around $14.5 million, according to people familiar with that deal.
The building has been home to celebrities like Steven Spielberg and Steve Martin. Its co-op board rejected Madonna when she tried to buy an apartment there, according to “Life with My Sister Madonna,” a book by her brother Christopher Ciccone and Wendy Leigh.
The now sold penthouse comprises the top three floors of the building’s south tower, with five bedrooms, approximately 8,000 square feet of interior space and 1,498 square feet of wraparound terraces, according to the listing. It has an open plan living area with an ornamental tiled fireplace, a large dining room with decorative moldings and a two-story great room with elaborate cherry wood paneling and a mezzanine level that overlooks the space. There are expansive views of Central Park through casement windows.
Ms. Moore, who recently released a memoir titled “Inside Out,” sold the apartment in 2017 to the current owner for $45 million, records show. While it was far less than her original $75 million asking price, it still stands as one of the priciest deals ever closed on the Upper West Side.
Mr. Stigwood, the prior owner, had expanded the unit from a duplex after buying some mechanical space at the peak of the building, according to Roger Erickson of Douglas Elliman, the listing agent.
Mr. Erickson declined to comment on the identity of the seller. Records identify the owner as a New York-based company known as the M2 Trust.