Celebrity couple John Legend and Chrissy Teigen are planning to list two apartments they own in New York’s Nolita neighborhood for $18 million.
In a Grade II listed 19th-century building known as the Brewster Carriage House, the two contiguous penthouses span nearly 6,200 square feet with six bedrooms, according to Douglas Elliman’s listing agent Noble Black.
The couple bought one of the units in 2018 for $9.02 million and the other in 2020 for $7.7 million, records show.
The musician and wife Teigen, a 36-year-old model and social media star, used one of the units as a pied-à-terre. They had plans to consolidate the units into a two-story penthouse, but never did, Mr. Legend said.
“We realized that because of work and everything else, we’re going to be mostly in Los Angeles, so we’re going to focus our house building and renovation energies on what we’re doing in LA,” said Mr Legende, 43.
They’re planning to buy something in New York that doesn’t require work, he said, adding, “We love being there. But we just aren’t there enough to justify investing the time and energy into consolidating homes.”
The layout features a total of three gas fireplaces, white oak floors, multiple skylights, a wine refrigerator and heated floors in the bathrooms. The highlight is a landscaped private roof terrace of approximately 3,300 square meters with its own irrigation system and barbecue.
The spread includes an approximately 3,300 square meter private roof terrace with its own irrigation system.
In total, the two apartments cover an area of around 6,200 square meters.
The two apartments could be connected over two floors to form a large unit.
There are a total of six bedrooms in the two units.
“If you buy the apartments together, that means you have the entire roof,” Mr. Legend said. “It’s such an amazing view.” He said he and Ms. Teigen threw rooftop parties.
Mr. Legend said he first moved to New York in 2000 and spent much of his adult life there. When he and Ms. Teigen first started dating, they lived in an apartment on the Bowery and later in an apartment on the second floor of their current building.
After moving to Los Angeles, they built up into a penthouse that they wanted to use as a pied-à-terre.
The building, which was once home to carriage makers Brewster and Co., was converted into condominiums about a decade ago, Mr Black said.
Mr. Legend said they were drawn to the building’s history and old-world charm.
“We love all the brick and metal. It fits our aesthetic perfectly,” he said.
In 2020, Mr. Legend and Ms. Teigen bought a 10,700-square-foot lot Home in the Benedict Canyon area of Beverly Hills for about $17.5 million. While LA is their home base, Mr. Legend often thinks of New York.
“I miss it all the time,” he said. “New York will always be my favorite city.”
Mr. Legend, known for hits like “All of Me” and “Love Me Now,” recently sold his songwriting catalog to KKR & Co.
and BMG. Ms. Teigen’s cookbook, Cravings: All Together, was released last fall.
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