Back when Billy Joel split with wife #3 Katie Lee, he promptly sold his share of the couple's Perry Street townhouse to his ex for $3 million. What a swell guy! It was a fair deal, because Joel (in both their names) paid $5.9 million for the West Village beauty back in 2006. Well, maybe the memories were too much for her to bear, because Katie Lee is about to put the house on the market. Oh, for $12.9 million. Take that, Piano Man!
The Post's Jennifer Gould Keil reports that that Elliman superbroker Dolly Lenz will be handling the sale of the 4,000-square-foot home, designed by Oprah fave Nate Berkus. The 4BR, 4BA townhouse has four fireplaces, an elevator, a garden, a terrace off the master suite and an immaculate chef's kitchen (used for photo shoots for Katie Lee's cookbooks). There's also a swimming pool installed by the previous owner. No online listing yet, but we've unearthed some pre-Berkus photos from an old rental listing, which quotes the size at 3,500 square feet.
UPDATE: A tipster reports that the pool has been covered over by a hardwood floor and is currently being used as storage. Travesty!
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