Jon Stewart has just sold his Tribeca penthouse in an off-market deal for $17,5 million. The comedian purchased duplex penthouse at 161 Hudson St., for just $5.8 million in 2005. According to Variety, when Mister Stewart and his missus, Tracey McShane, acquired the penthouse it was open, raw space with, as per digital marketing materials from the time, 40 windows, three exposures (north, west and east), a couple of massive sky lights, three bathroom spaces, a 600-square-foot terrace on the lower level and a 1,200-square-foot roof terrace with open city views. Then, Stewart engaged the services of masterful minimalist architect Deborah Berke to transform the blank slate penthouse in to a comfortable family residence.
The building itself has just 24 apartments and was once home to environmental-themed nightclub Wetlands Preserve. Actor Jeremy Piven also owns a chi-chi unit in the building.
Stewart also owns two lakefront properties in Red Bank, NJ, which he purchased in 2009 and 2010 for a total of $7 million.