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David Bowie and Iman's Former Central Park Apartment Finally Sold

Shreya Chari | January 29, 2021 | Home & Real Estate Feature

David Bowie and Iman in the '90s

After 7 years on the market, David Bowie and Iman's former Central Park home has been sold for $5.95 million, according to the New York Post.

The late musical icon and supermodel were married when they bought the 1,877-square-foot at the JW Marriott Essex House in 1992. The star-studded apartment offers 2 bedrooms and 2. 5 baths, but the 28-foot-long living room and its wide view of Central Park is truly the piece de resistance.

Painted in a cream-white color palette, the formal living is a nice contrast to the rich wood paneling that adorns one of the bedrooms. It's sure to give the new owner a warm, luxurious feeling. One thing the new owner won't get is access to Bowie's panic room. It has since been removed.

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Bowie and Iman lived in the apartment for 10 years. That decade is known as Bowie's "electronic period." He leaned heavily into synthesizers and industrial textures on albums Black Tie White Noise, Buddha of Suburbia and Outside, reuniting with old pals and collaborators from Nile Rodgers to Brian Eno. In 1997, he threw himself a 50th birthday just down the street at Madison Square Garden. It's also the home in which Iman launched her cosmetic company in 1994, while the couple both appeared in the 1999 Windows 9x and Dreamcast 3D adventure game, Omikron: The Nomad Soul.

The unit first went on the market at $7.5 million in 2014. After the long wait, it sold for more than $1.5 million less than that original price. The buyer has not been revealed, but we do know that the listing broker was Douglas Elliman's Iman Barkhordari.

Alongside Bowie’s well-loved home, the New York Post reports that David Ensign, son of the late casino owner Mike Ensign, signed on an apartment just down the hall in the Art Deco building for $3.85 million. Ensign’s new home measures 1,500 square feet with 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, floor to ceiling windows and a Central Park view to boot. The listing broker for his new home was Dolly Hertz of Engel & Volkers.

See pictures of Bowie and Iman's former ninth-floor apartment here.

Photography by: Foc Kan