Celebrity Homes

David Duchovny sells New York apartment

David Duchovny, the star of The X-Files and Californication, has sold his three-bedroom, three-bathroom apartment on the 19th floor of The Ardsley, an Art Deco apartment house on New York’s Central Park West, for US$5.65 million.

The actor had originally put the property on the market almost two years ago for US$7.5 million, but the price was eventually dropped to just under US$6 million.

Duchovny purchased the apartment for US$6.25 million in 2012. The well-compensated data scientist who purchased the apartment reportedly bargained the price down to more than half a million dollars below what Duchovny had paid for it.

The six-room apartment boasts prewar details, such as high ceilings, huge casement windows, original wood floors, and plenty of closet space.

Other features include a seven metre entrance gallery, a spacious living room with contemporary fireplace, a dining room that can also be used as a TV room, and a simple but high-end galley kitchen with a cushioned window seat for informal meals.

Outside the living room is a small terrace with sweeping views of Central Park and the surrounding skyline. Each of the three bedrooms has a private, windowed, and updated marble bathroom.

Monthly maintenance charges for the apartment amount to almost US$5400.

The building offers 24-hour doorkeeper and concierge services, a beautifully restored lobby, a fitness room, a children’s playroom, a library, extra storage, and a shared laundry room.

The apartment was listed with Jamie Mitchell at Douglas Elliman, and Denise Kelly at Corcoran represented the buyer.

This is not the first time Duchovny has taken a loss on selling a multimillion-dollar apartment on the Upper West Side.

In 2008, he purchased a triplex maisonette, a combination of three units built initially as art studios, in a 1920s cooperative apartment house for US$6.25 million.

Although he originally asked for more than US$9 million when he put it on the market, it eventually sold in late 2015 for US$6 million, resulting in a quarter-million-dollar loss, not including improvement expenses and real estate fees.

Before settling in New York, Duchovny owned a sprawling residence in the foothills above Malibu, which he sold in 2008 for US$11.5 million to Mel Gibson.

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