David Bowie’s longtime downtown Manhattan apartment has found a buyer less than a month after it hit the market, The Post can confirm.
The legendary English musician initially purchased the home in 1999 for $3.81 million. He maintained the residence with his “eternal love” — supermodel, businesswoman and wife Iman — until his death in 2016 at the age of 69 after losing his long battle with liver cancer.
This marks the first time the historic condo has been listed for sale since the late “Space Oddity” singer’s passing.
“By all accounts, Bowie loved living in SoHo/Nolita,” according to author Will Brooker’s acclaimed book ”Forever Stardust: David Bowie Across the Universe,” which revealed that the musician enjoyed strolling through Washington Square Park and browsing local bookstores. “He felt at home, semi-anonymous, among New Yorkers too cool to act star-struck at celebrity sightings.”
The four-bedroom, four-bath residence spans 5,090 square feet and comes with three “perfectly situated” terraces, according to the listing.
Born David Robert Jones in Brixton, London, Bowie was an “artistic” child who was heavily influenced by American rock ‘n’ roll.
Despite owning multiple NYC properties, the singer-songwriter — whose decades of hits redefined rock music and whose gender-bending alter ego, Ziggy Stardust, became a pop-culture icon — reportedly passed away at a home he owned in London, his loved ones at his bedside.
However, features of the superstar’s just-sold, longtime Manhattan home include direct elevator access, and art gallery-style entrance which leads to a 56-by-22-feet great room, 11-feet-high ceilings, a fireplace, and adjacent library with a bathroom.
Designed by “one of Europe’s most renowned architects,” according to the Corcoran listing, the apartment also boasts an open kitchen, a main bedroom suite that measures over 1,000 square feet and features a fireplace, dressing room, powder room and oversized bath and terrace.
The building itself was built in 1886, and initially served as the Hawley & Hoops candy factory. In 1999, the property was converted to a full-service condominium building.
From 1992 to 2002, Bowie also shared a Central Park spread with Iman. Located at the JW Marriott Essex House, that home also hit the market earlier this year and shortly went into contract.
Stuart Moss of Corcoran held the listing.
Bowie’s self-titled debut album was released in 1967, followed by a single for the surreal folk-rock anthem “Space Oddity” in 1969. He soon developed his Ziggy Stardust persona, known for flamboyant pantsuits, sexual ambiguity and psychedelic rock swagger.
That concept character influenced generations of musicians in genres as diverse as folk and glam rock, followed by a heavier sound on his 1970 album, “The Man Who Sold the World.”
Bowie later created the Thin White Duke persona for his “Station to Station” album in 1976. After a string of hits over decades, including “Let’s Dance,” “China Girl,” “Suffragette City” and “Starman,” he had just released an album, “Blackstar,” in the days before his 2016 death.