Cookbook author, former Top Chef host and Billy Joel ex-wife #3 Katie Lee got the couple's 4BR/4BA townhouse at 23 Perry Street in her divorce from the Piano Man. Joel paid $5.9 million for the West Village digs in 2006, and one renovation and Nate Berkus redesign later, Lee decided she wanted $12.9 million for her once-happy home. That was one year ago, and in the time since, the gorgeous townhouse?with four fireplaces, a garden and a basement swimming pool that has been covered and used for storage?has received high-profile visits, including one from LeBron James. He ended up not being in a New York state of mind, but Katie Lee has been keeping the faith. It paid off!
The four-story house went to contract in November and now the deal is done. Lee got $11.65 million, just under 10% off her asking price. The buyer is the mysterious Lourie LLC, with an address c/o Baobob Advisors at 142 West 57th Street. C'mon, who's going to unmask the buyer? Hit us up! Click here to see more photos of the house (the listing is still up for even more gawking), and here to revisit the pool's glory days. Fair deal?
· Listing: 23 Perry Street [Elliman]
· 23 Perry Street coverage [Curbed]