Brittney Spears might have written the Grammy Award winning song there but there’s nothing ‘Toxic’ about her former New York penthouse which is currently for sale for $6.995 million.
Located in one of New York City’s most historic residential buildings, the penthouse in the Silk Building was the Princess of Pop’s home for four years from 2002 and, according to TopTenRealEstateDeals, was where she wrote Toxic.
Released in 2004, Toxic won Best Dance Recording at the 47th Annual Grammy Awards.
Built in 1908 in Italian Renaissance style, the Silk Building was originally a silk factory, before being converted to apartments in the 1980s.
The apartment’s first owner was another famous music artist, Cher. The If I Could Turn Back Time singer lived in the apartment until 1990, when she sold it to rap mogul Russell Simmons.
Keith Richards, of The Rolling Stones, also once lived in the building.
Listed by Ian Slater of Compass, the penthouse is described in its online listing as “a rarely found quad-plex apartment… in the enviable Silk Building”.
Spread across four levels, the 351sq m apartment features four bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms, with a stunning main level boasting soaring ceilings.
Features include a spacious living and dining room with an open fireplace, a chef’s kitchen with high-end Sub Zero, Kitchenaid and Viking appliances, and a top-level den and outdoor terrace.
Comprising 37sq m, the spacious outdoor terrace has views of the Empire State Building and gorgeous sunsets.
The 12-storey Silk Building is in Manhattan’s NoHo neighbourhood and takes up an entire city block between Broadway and Lafayette Streets.
Many celebrities have called the neighbourhood home, including supermodel Gigi Hadid and actress Cynthia Nixon.