John Legend, Chrissy Teigen selling their NYC mega-home — look inside

John Legend and Chrissy Teigen are selling their New York City home for a whopping $ 18 million.

Located in Manhattan’s chic Nolita neighborhood, the property at 374 Broome Street – a building known as the Brewster Carriage House – consists of two adjoining penthouse apartments, which the couple originally planned to combine but never did. Legend and Teigen bought one of the units in 2018 for just over $ 9 million, and the other in 2020 for $ 7.7 million.

Together, the units have an interior footprint of more than 6,100 square feet, filling the entire sixth floor of the building and part of the fifth floor. They also come with an additional 3,300 square feet of private outdoor space, including a landscaped roof terrace with its own irrigation system and gas grill.

John Legend and Chrissy Teigen are selling their Manhattan apartment for $ 18 million.

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Listing agent Noble Black tells CNBC Make It that if both units were combined, the duplex would have a total of six or more bedrooms and six and a half bathrooms. The couple would also consider selling each unit individually, he says.

“The views are phenomenal and the space is completely private,” Black says. “The apartment is a studio in contrasts that seamlessly mixes the old with a new modern, industrial aesthetic.”

Terrace

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The landmark building from the 19th century was built in 1856 and was originally a factory for a luxury carriage company called Brewster and Co., whose customers included notable New York City families such as Vanderbilts, Astors and Fricks.

After a fire in the 1950s and decades of neglect that began in the 1970s, the building was reportedly collapsing. In 2005, the filmmaker who became developer Ross Morgan bought the 26,000-square-foot building for $ 9 million and began a condominium conversion, according to the Real Deal.

The property boasts 12-foot ceilings, three gas fireplaces, multiple skylights and milled white oak floors.

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In 2012, the building was rebuilt to its current setup with nine residential units. The building also has a part-time doorman.

Other facilities for the Teigen and Legends duplex unit include three gas fireplaces, 12-foot high ceilings, multiple skylights, a 133-inch projection screen, underfloor heating in the bathrooms and a specially designed wine refrigerator under the stairs.

Kitchen

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As for why the celebrity couple is selling?

“We’ve realized that because of work and everything, we’re really going to be in Los Angeles the most,” Legend told the Wall Street Journal last month. “So we want to focus our energy for residential construction and renovation energy on what we do in LA”

Bedroom

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The Broome Street units are not the couple’s primary home. On the contrary, their main residence is said to be an 11,000-square-foot home in Beverly Hills, California, for which they paid $ 17.5 million in 2020. But according to the Journal, Legend and Teigen plan to buy another home in New York City.

They are looking for a unit that requires no renovation, rather than facing the challenge of combining the two penthouse units they already own, Legend said.

Views of the NYC skyline from the patio

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According to Black, the listing has had great interest from both domestic and international buyers – both as primary housing and as pied-à-terre. “The layout and location make it attractive to a wide range of buyers,” says Black. “[It] It’s going to be fun to see who the buyer is. “

Last year, Legend and Teigen sold another home: a seven-bedroom, nine-bathroom property in Beverly Hills, California that cost $ 16.8 million. According to Forbes, the house did not have enough bedrooms for the couple’s large family, which includes their two children and Teigen’s mother.

Both Teigen and Legend denied CNBC Make Its request for comment.

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