Tuesday, March 11, 2008

UPDATE: Jon Bon Jovi

According to the good gossips at Page Six, ridiculously rich rock star Jon Bon Jovi has finally managed to sell his matronly looking Upper West Side condo/pied a terre for $5,484,000. The 4 bedroom unit is located on the 28th floor of the The Park Millennium building on West 67th Street and was long listed by the New Jersey based Bon Jovi at an optimistic $6,950,000 (or lease at $30,000/month).

Although Mister Bon Jovi accepted $1,500,000 less than he was asking for the condo, there will be no tears shed by Your Mama since property records reveal he paid just $1,850,000 for the place back in 1998. Besides, Jon Boy's already moved on to a much more glammy and seriously swank six bedroom and 6.5 bathroom Soho penthouse for which he forked over a blistering $24,000,000 back in June of 2007.

When not camped out in their nifty new urban digs, the Bon Jovi family shack up on the 15+ acre waterfront estate on ritzy Navesink River Road in Red Bank New Jersey they've owned since late 1997.

*Note: Be sure to click through to the photos and floor plans children because Mister Bon Jovi's massive Mercer Street penthouse with its huge terraces is truly jaw dropping.

41 comments:

Alessandra said...

Love the penthouse. It is very livable. The top floor, with the terraces, is especially appealing because it is effectively an entire master suite. You could hole up there and leave every one else on the floor below.

As for the condo he just sold, it is boring but he still made a profit on it and good for him. I can't hate Jon Bon Jovi. He's pretty much stayed faithful to his wife, who was his high school sweetheart. He has branded himself as well as any corporation. He has multiple business ventures that appear to be successful. It's just...he so wee. He's like a pocket rock star.

bentley said...

Oh my! From the most boring apartment in Manhattan (those living room chairs!) to a very cool pad, indeed. I'm not wild about any of the furnishings, but the terraces, the outdoor dining patio, the logically designed kitchen. I'm all a-twitter.

Now all I can say is cut your hair, JBJ. Oh well, you can take the boy our of New Jersey... Actually, his hair will look fetching blowing in the breeze on all those terraces.

Alessandra said...

Like Yanni or Fabio...dark leather pants and a white shirt unbuttoned to his bely and one of those Italian horn pendants. He could hold a glass of white Zin in one hand and a pink rose in the other.

lil' gay boy said...

Oh, Alessandra, that's so retro; I love it!

Only one tiny fault with the new place - those fake rounded windows in what appears to be an exercise room; other than that, faultless.

The finishes are top class, and the layout works both for entertaining and maximum privacy, too. All-in-all, a great buy.

And a great bye bye to boring, too.

Easter Egg said...

Your right mama...that is a doozy!

sandpiper said...

Alessandra,

Wait a sec. I'm confused.

You think doughboy Kid Rock is sex-ah but think adorable Bon Jovi is a ... Fabio wanna-be?!!
Girlfriend, we need to talk. This just isn't right!

Anonymous said...

His main house on the Navesink River in Jersey is huge, my cousin's his neighbor.

Anonymous said...

McZowie that is a gorgeous penthouse!! If there was ever a home that could draw me away from San Diego, well that is it. I always think of New York as crowded with odd apartments with no outdoor space. I mean odd like multi-million dollar condos with a stacked washer/dryer in the kitchen. And a "balcony" that can't seat more than two people. Plus winter. Ick. But this condo has those wonderful terraces, and plenty of space to entertain. That makes this condo worth every single penny!

lil' gay boy said...

Sandpiper,

PLEASE, talk to her.

Easter Egg said...

anon 3:54
where is it? Let us all check it out?

Alessandra said...

Sandpiper, what can I say? I like 'em tall. Anyway, I know Kid Rock is the guy you take to Vegas for a weekend, and JBJ is the guy you spend your life with in Bergen County.

But do you really think he's sexier than Kid Rock...? I have a hard time getting past the lack of height. You must be at least six feet tall to ride this ride.

lil' gay boy said...

I've always found, as a general rule, that the taller a man is, the, ah, em, lazier he is in bed . . .

;-)

Can't have that going on.

Alessandra said...

No laziness allowed. Though with that penthouse view, it would be hard to focus.

Oh, I won't make any generalizations. Shorter men can be incredibly sexy, too. Height is just a primal instinct for me towards feeling protected, and that is very sexy, too.

Moving on, before we dissect my crushes on other inappropriate rockers and actors, I do give JBJ a lot of credit for buying this place. It is really stunning, and as was commented on earlier, it could turn me into a New Yorker (at least some of the time).

sandpiper said...

Alessandra,
I ... I ... I ... just wouldn't want to be ANYWHERE with Kid Rock in the dark.

That's just me, I guess. :)

lil' gay boy said...

Ditto.

I guess that's why they call it a preference . . .

;-)

lil' gay boy said...

Now our JBJ is a family man, so one would have to employ alcohol in order to get him into bed; then, with the help of gravity, the blood rushes to the head most men normally think with, and there's you're window of opportunity.

But . . .

Once you get them down on the bed, gravity can betray you and enough blood makes it back to their brain; at that point, they sometimes change their mind. I hate that.

At that point, there's nothing left to do but untie 'em and let 'em go.

;-)

sandpiper said...

Wow. The Soho penthouse is amazing. What a fantastic floor plan; those terraces, the glass, two kitchens (!)...unbelieveable. So many unusual features like the little bike room, and the tiny water closet in master bedroom 2. Very interesting. I am crazy for it all.

so_chic_darling said...

Now that's what I call a New York dream pad but I still don't love Soho.

Parker said...

I love this.. the first NY place I've felt this way about. I'm an outdoor sort and this appeals to me in that way. Question, though: what do you do about window treatments? The sun must beat down fiercely in those large windows so what do you recommend?

About Kid Rock... oh hell no. I've always thought it fortunate that people have such varied tastes because otherwise we'd all be going after the same mates.

pch said...

Livin' on a Prayer, really that whole wink-wink Slippery When Wet album, still reminds me of all the townie girls with really big hair who snapped their gum and pronounced Worcester Wuh-stah. Good times.

His new digs look cool enough, but without a better sense of the spatial relationship between the rooms, I can't declare unequivocal love. And I'm with LGB that the windows in the gym might bug.

Bigdaddyj said...

On a related note, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported this Sunday that Richie Sambora just paid $3.58-million for a 52nd floor condo in Two Liberty Place in Philly...though I'm personally skeptical as to whether he actually intends to live there or if this is one of those promos where a slow-selling luxury condo place pays or gives a place to a celeb to drum up interest...FYI, 2 Liberty, formerly the 2nd (now 3rd) tallest Building in Philadelphia, was a perennially half-empty office tower that last year they decided to convert the upper 15 or 20 or so floors to luxury condos...

sandpiper said...

Hi Parker,

There's a really good window film used in museums, private homes, etc. to protect art and interiors from UV rays and reduce heat transfer.

It's clear, plus it's non-metallic; an important feature in coastal areas. Here it is. Pretty amazing material.

I'm sure other window treatments will be needed for privacy, but if this place were mine (dream on!) I'd do the film.

lil' gay boy said...

Parker,

Along with the film Sandpiper mentioned, with triple polarized glass and sheers you can cut up to I believe 90% of the heat gain without having to have heavy window treatments. You actually might not need any window treatments, except for desired privacy.

Keep in mind that the floor plans do not show what shadows may be cast upon the apartment from neighboring buildings, as well as its own overhangs.

Despite the open floor plan, it's only in early morning and late evening that the sun is low enough in the sky to penetrate deeply into the rooms; at high noon, with the sun directly overhead, it would probably shine no more than a foot or two into the rooms, if at all, depending upon which is the southern exposure. From what I can tell, the only deep penetration of light is in the master and the family room, indicating an either eastern or western exposure.

Finally, although they are hard to see on the plans, there are dotted lines on the master, dining and living room terraces that may indicate the placement of retractable awnings.

Anonymous said...

I was just on some auction sites and yes folks are leaving their homes in droves and the prices are in the 100k range to start but they are way out in bum f egypt, who wants to live out there ? in the desert weather, away from the city, rancho cugomanga, corona, hesperia, these places are 2 hours outside of LA with no traffic and 5 hours with, and a guy from BH is holding the auctions how funny is that ?

I guess what they say is true, location location location that is what will drive a price up and keep it there on homes in prime areas, malibu or sunset plaza/doheny hills area, nanhattan.

Yes they may come down some but now I do not think they will have a huge price drop, why ???

Location Location Location and that is what the rich will pay top dollar for.

Anonymous said...

anon 11:46,

What is "funny" is that you continue to spam Mama's blog with your crap that has nothing to do with celebrity real estate and think that anyone CARES.

F*** OFF ALREADY!

bentley said...

So_Chic - You don't like SoHo - what gives?

Alessandra, would you really want to be within ten feet of a penis that's even said hello to Pamela Anderson?

Alessandra said...

Well, in my first confessional post of saying that I found Kid Rock mildly attractive, I did say I'd have to douse myself in Lysol just for having the thought because of the Pam factor. I do, however, still find him sexier than JBJ. Could have something to do with having all my high school friends positively squeeing over him in 1986 and me thinking, "He's got a mighty fine mullet, aye-yep."

bentley said...

Nice :)

lil' gay boy said...

Mullets . . . ew.

Anonymous said...

I loved this apartment since I first saw the listing. I recall it was definitely one of the highest prices ever for a downtown apartment. It's the top floor of 158 Mercer, plus the glass penthouse addition. 158 Mercer is the west side of the same building at 583 Broadway. Since this is labeled as 158, I am pretty sure the Master Suite 2 and the Main Terrace face west; therefore the MBR and Family Rooms would face south. This is pretty high up for the neighborhood, so there are light and views. Apartments lower down have no views or light anywhere other than west, facing Mercer.

lil' gay boy said...

Anyone recall the flap over the 138 acres surrounding the Hollywood sign?

Read this:

http://fieldnotes.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2008/02/25/700495.aspx

so_chic_darling said...

Bentley I liked Soho over 20 years ago,it's just to crowded and full of chain stores now and on the weekend you can't move on the sidewalk,so no not a big fan of Soho.I try to avoid it.
Oh and what's with the anon going on about some housing estate going bankrupt?This site is about celebrity real estate not cardboard boxes in the desert!

sandpiper said...

Alessandra,

I have a disturbing sensativity to mullet imagery, and I think you knew that. So take this, missy: he lies about his height. He's 5'9", not including bad posture. Adorable JBJ is 5'10". Hur-rumffff.

sandpiper said...

Alessandra,

You know I'm only kidding. Forgot to mention that! :)

Anonymous said...

I NEED MY FUCKIN REAL ESTATE FIX HO, WRITE SOMETHING!

lil' gay boy said...

As I've said before, when it comes to men, everything can be solved with a ruler . . .

;-)

Mullets . . . ew.

bentley said...

Anon 12:10 called Mama a ho!

I'm jonesing, too, but that is some brazen shit.

So Chic, I get your vibe.

Parker said...

Sandpiper and LGB, thanks for the window lesson.

Anon 12:10, you're rude. Get some manners.

Alessandra said...

Sandpiper, I will remember your mullet distress in the future and will not bring up the truly horrifying image of a mullet-headed clown.

Anyway, JBJ is certainly marriage material, I'll give you that.

sandpiper said...

alessandra,

Peace!

Bigdaddyj said...

I'd love to know which house on Navesink River Road is his...I think Navesink River Road is one of the most beautiful residential drives in the whole country, for Sunday driving appeal it could rank right up there with South Ocean Blvd in Palm Beach or Bellevue Avenue in Newport...