The greatest romance of the modern age, Courtney Love and Milla Jovovich's Greenwich Village townhouse, has ended in heartbreak. For weeks, the wobbly rock star/fashion muse has been courting the $7.5 million house at 100 Greenwich Avenue in the press and in the Twitterverse. It looked like a done deal, but alas, the Post's Jennifer Gould Keil reports in her column that the four-bedroom house "was nabbed from under her nose by a mystery last-minute higher bidder." Oh dear. Watch your back, Milla Jovovich, and please put the staff of the Mercer Hotel on red alert. But hey, not every famous musician is having bad luck when it comes to scoring a fancy new downtown abode.
Keil also reports that the final sale price on Justin Timberlake's 2,600-square-foot penthouse at the Soho Mews on West Broadway is around $6.4 million. That's a nice chunk of change off the most recent $7.65 million asking price and original $8.66 million ask. Maybe JT isn't as bad a negotiator as we thought. That wraparound terrace should be showing off his sexy back (GET IT?!) come springtime.
And in yet even more celeb-connected downtown news, Keil writes that the huge Broome Street loft where Heath Ledger lived and died is returning to the market for $5 million, though there's no listing yet. After Ledger died, the 4,400-square-foot loft was offered up for rent for $26,000 per month. After some shenanigans, the entire building sold at a foreclosure auction for $15 million. The loft has been renovated but still needs work.
· On the Ledger [NYP]
· Courtney Love coverage [Curbed]
· Justin Timberlake coverage [Curbed]