BUYER: Enrique "Ricky" Martin
LOCATION: 40 Bond Street, New York City, NY
PRICE: around $7,000,000
SIZE: 2,637 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms
YOUR MAMAS NOTES: According to Mister Braden Keil at the NY Post, the slim hipped and firm bottomed Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin has gone to contract for a newly built, never lived in condominium in New York. This time Señor Cha Cha chose a downtown location at the new Ian Schraeger project 40 Bond.
Your Mama can not name a single song this well built gentleman sings, but we've seen many a photograph of his smooth and toned porno-bod cavorting on the beach in a teeny bikini with another good looking and scantily clad male pal, also with a porno-bod. Now we're not saying we know anything about Señor Martin's innermost desires, but we're just saying...if you want to keep the rumors stifled Ricky hunny, that is not the way to do it.
Anyhoo, Ricky Martin buys and sells real estate like all the other young, rich, and fickle celebrities. Last Spring our muchacho sold his Beverly Hills casa shortly after over seeing an extensive renovation. Apparently Señor Cha Cha felt he didn't spend enough time at the 9,202 square foot house to justify the excessive square footage and landscaping bills, so he sold it off for $15,000,150 according to property records. Located at 1309 Davies Drive, the 2.4 acre property is just a hop, skip, and a jump from the magnificent house Chili Pepper Anthony Keidis recently sold, and right next door to Rupert Murdoch's semi-circular Mediterranean manse.
We have no idea where Ricky resides in Puerto Rico, but Braden Keil tells us he still maintains residence there as well as another in Miami Beach, natch.
As for as Señor Cha Cha's New York City real estate doings...well, Braden tells us everything anyone could ever want to know. Last October, the 35-year old singer sold his apartment in the south tower of the Time Warner Center for $9,750,000. And he made bank having purchased the 65th floor unit only in 2004 for $6,832,000.
And now the chesty singer, who could surely poke an eye out with his nipples, has shelled out a reported $7,000,000-ish for a brand new condo at 40 Bond that was designed by the mighty Pritzker Prize winning architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron. That would be the same duo who recently took a lot of heat and flack for the stunning de Young Museum in San Francisco, among other extremely high profile and lauded gigs.
Your Mama kindly went and located the floor plan so all the children can feast on the glory of Señor Cha Cha's new New York digs. Located in NoHo (North of Houston, pronounced Howstun for the unfamiliar), the unit has 2,637 square feet with 11 foot ceilings, Varenna cabinets in the kitchen, more terlits than bedrooms, and the very same glacier white Corian counter tops that Your Mama and the Dr. Cooter have in the kitchen of our weekend house at the beach. Imagine that?
As Braden cautiously mentioned, the master bath has a "wet room." Now babies, Your Mama knows exactly what a wet room is, but we do not want to know what Señor Cha Cha has planned for his because we suspect it might involve another teeny bikini and...well, we'll just leave it at that.
New York always welcomes celebrities with open arms and open doors, even those with big toothy grins and bazillions of pre-teen girl fans. So Ricky hunny, you let Your Mama know when you get moved in. The Dr. Cooter and I would be happy to host you and a, uhm, guest for a quiet dinner at our place.
Sources: NY Post, Socialite Life, Arc Space