Heath Ledger’s Loft For Sale At $5 Million: What Do You Get?

Heath Ledger’s Loft For Sale At $5 Million: What Do You Get?

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.

That’s $1,136 per square foot, not a bad price for SoHo. (At current loan rates, if  you put 30% down, your mortgage payments would be about $19,000 a month.)

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:

Indoor Space

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.

Light

17 oversized windows on three sides make this feel like a house, not an apartment.

Original Detailing

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).

High Ceilings

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’.

Privacy

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.

Outdoor Space

It’s little, but there’s a balcony outside the master bedroom.

Modern Conveniences

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?

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