After quite effortlessly Yoko Ono has managed to sell her West Village pad for $8.3 million. The 5,700-square-foot penthouse first appeared in the market for an asking price of $8,995,000 and its asking price was slashed to $6.5 million in July, just before it was delisted owing to courtroom hostilities. The co-op was listed again in November for $8.99 million. Japanese-born artist and peace activist, Ono purchased the property nearly 20 years ago, and that time it was a former horse stable which she turned into capacious, multi-level townhouse-style cooperative apartment on a narrow, tree-lined block in the heart of New York City’s West Village.
She bought it, apparently, for her son, musician and composer Sean Lennon, who lived there only a few years before moving, leaving the unit empty.
The five-floor apartment features 3 bedrooms, 3 full and one half bathrooms. It also boasts a spacious kitchen, library, a greenhouse, rooftop deck and terrace. Inside, the penthouse is all brick and soaring ceilings, with original beams and columns, working fireplaces and a whole bunch of sky lights that brighten the über-urban spread with natural light. The home has a private entrance with a private single-car garage and elevator with access to three of the five floors.