Shawn Levy, director and producer of the Night at the Museum series, Arrival, and Netflix’s Stranger Things, has recently bid farewell to his penthouse apartment in Manhattan, New York after purchasing the property a mere two months prior.
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The luxurious Manhattan abode was once home to John Stewart, comedian and former “Daily Show” host who sold the property in 2014 for $17.5 million to financier Parag Pande and filmmaker Ritu Singh Pande. Seven years later, Shawn Levy and his wife, Serena, purchased the home on April 1 for a price of $13 million via a trust. However, in the short two months following, Levy “has recently committed to filming on the West Coast and Europe for the foreseeable future—and the family will not be able to spend time in New York City after all,” according to the listing team led by Danny Davis at The Corcoran Group. This has led the Levy’s to list their former Manhattan abode on the market for $15 million.
As the largest and last penthouse to sell at 40 Bleecker in New York City’s NoHo neighborhood, this condominium is the highest priced property in the newly constructed building. The penthouse consists of the top two floors of the 1900s commercial building, which was converted into loft-style condominiums in 2004. The ultramodern interiors were designed by Ryan Korban although the Levy’s did undergo some minor renovations during their short stay such as painting over some wallpapers. The lavish space spans 6,280 square feet with five bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms. The home includes two living rooms, a large family room, multiple entertaining areas, office, and two outdoor terraces. According to the listing, “the apartment feels like a house in a doorman condo.”
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