Celebrities from New York to Los Angeles are taking price cuts in the thousands and often in the millions to sell their luxury homes, but R&B icon Aaron Neville is humming a different tune.
Mr. Neville, 75, sold his Greenwich Village penthouse duplex for $2.61 million earlier this month, above the original $2.5 million asking price listed in September. The asking price was later increased to $2.6 million, according to listing records.
The New Orleans-born singer also made more than a million-dollar profit on the unit, which he bought with his wife, photographer Sarah Friedman, for $1.44 million only four years ago, property records show.
The two-bedroom, two-bathroom unit sits at the top of The Randall House, a condop building on East 9th Street.
The home was recently renovated with Brazilian teak floors and more than 40 feet of custom cabinetry, according to the property listing.
The home has five walk-in closets and 400 square feet of private, planted rooftop terraces lined in red brick.
Best of all, the new owners didn’t have to jump through the arduous hoops co-op buyers usually do to get into a building, as the listing advertised “no board interview.”
Listing agent Barry Silverman of Halstead Property did not immediately return requests for comment.
Mr. Neville’s neighbors on the 14th floor are also looking to unload their Randall House homes. Unit 14M is selling for $2.495 million, and a studio at the top of the building is available to rent for $2,900 a month, according to StreetEasy.
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