Heath Ledger’s loft—the SoHo rental where the gifted young actor tragically died—is being quietly shopped for sale.
E! Online notes that the 4,400-square-foot pad (that’s the equivalent of a big six-bedroom suburban house) is being offered for $5 million, according to reporter Marianne Garvey.
The listing isn’t public, and the renovation is still being finished, so we don’t have photos yet. Still, here’s what you get for your money:
Pre-renovation, the loft was configured as a three-bedroom, but the master bedroom suite—which included a master bath with a separate tub and stall shower and a walk-in closet—was larger than many New York City apartments.
17 oversized windows on three sides make this feel like a house, not an apartment.
The apartment—which is located on Broome Street—is now in a very fashionable neighborhood, just down the street from the Kate Spade flagship store. But the loft still shows traces of the building’s history as a warehouse for camera parts, including a long exposed-brick wall, Corinthian columns (the kind with the leaves on top), and tin ceilings (used in the old days to deter mice).
When the place was advertised for lease as a rental (for the bargain price of $23,000 a month!) the 15’ ceilings were a big draw. To give you an idea of how tall that is, an average 1960s building has ceilings around 8’.
The unit has a “key-locked” elevator, which means that the elevator opens directly into the apartment, which is a gold standard for lofts. To prevent just anybody from coming in—anybody who could get past the building’s intercom security, that is—the elevator locks with a key that only the owner has.
It’s little, but there’s a balcony outside the master bedroom.
We’re talking central air conditioning, cable wiring, and a separate laundry room.
A Wood-Burning Fireplace
Plus, maybe most important of all…
Private Storage Space
Because, y’know, you wouldn’t want to take up all the closets in a 4,000-plus-square-foot place with seasonal items, the condo comes with a separate storage space where you can keep your skis.
Tell us in the comments: Would you live in Heath Ledger's old loft?