Sting is selling his Manhattan penthouse
One of the world’s most popular singers/songwriters/actors is selling his Central Park penthouse. Starting out as the principal writer, lead singer and bassist for The Police from 1977 to 1984 and on to a highly successful solo career, Sting has won 16 Grammy Awards, three Brit Awards, a Golden Globe, an Emmy and four nominations for Academy Awards best song.
Now, at age 65, he has shifted some of his energy from music to real estate. Like many of today’s celebrities, Sting turned to real estate as a safe haven to park, enjoy and invest his money. Real estate has been a popular second career for a number of celebrities including Ellen DeGeneres, Taylor Swift, Jennifer Aniston, Brad Pitt and Diane Keaton.
Sting and his wife, actress Trudie Styler, have diversified with property in Italy, England and the United States. In northern England, they own a farmhouse in the Lake District, in southern England is their 800-acre estate in Wiltshire, and they sold a London townhouse in 2015 at an approximate $20 million profit. In Italy, they own the Il Palagio estate where they spend summers and rent out at upwards of $100,000 per week with afternoon tea included. In the United States, they own a Malibu, Calif., beach house, which they rent for $200,000 for the summer, and a Manhattan penthouse which they have recently put on the market for $56 million U.S. ($74 million Cdn.)
Sting’s Manhattan penthouse is located at 15 Central Park West, one of the city’s most coveted buildings. At 5,417 square feet, the entry — accessed by a private elevator — opens to a stunning circular staircase that looks more like a sculpture than functional. It draws the eye upward to the 10-foot ceilings and across to the walls of glass overlooking the treetops of Central Park from its 44 feet of park frontage. The view becomes even more magical from the 400-square-foot terrace. Also included are three bedrooms, four baths, an office, a sunny white kitchen with its own spiral staircase and a freestanding Fibonacci spiral fireplace in the living room that lends drama.
The second level, also accessed by a separate entrance off the elevator, is equally impressive, particularly the luxurious master suite looking out at Central Park complete with large his and hers dressing rooms, opulent dual spa baths and sauna. The building is a white-glove condominium idyllically located at the corner of West 61st Street and Central Park West. Residents enjoy extensive amenities including a full staff, landscaped motor court, parking garage, 14,000-square-foot fitness centre, a 75-foot sky-lit lap pool, steam and sauna, screening room, private restaurant/catering, wine rooms, library, business centre, 1,400-square-foot meeting space, game room, outdoor terrace and children’s playroom.
Co-listing agents are Suzun J. Bennet of Sotheby’s International Realty and Deborah Kern of Corcoran.