If it feels like we've been down this road before, we have, but this time we must agree with the Daily News's report that actress Jennifer Aniston is ready to commit...to a West Village penthouse. Rumors have been swirling for weeks that Aniston is the buyer of celebrity hairstylist Sally Hershberger's terrace-tastic pre-war pad atop 299 West 12th Street (above) in the West Village. But that didn't seem to make total sense because Hershberger's place, asking $5.9 million, has just one bedroom, and surely a megaceleb needs at least that much space just for her shoes. Ah, but there's a plot twist!
According to the News's Jason Sheftell, Aniston is also buying a $1.8 million one-bedroom downstairs, which was listed last month and also recently was slapped with an "in contract." After combining the 17th and 18th floor apartments into a duplex, the artist formerly known as Rachel will have about 2,700 square feet of interior space (and 900 square feet of outdoor space) to store her rom-com scripts. Is this Bing & Bing oldtimer worthy? Aniston toured every pre-war penthouse on the Village market, so we think she knows what will work. Then again, it's not like she's known for picking winners.
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