Maybe the penthouse of 45 Walker Street could have saved itself major PriceChoppage had it revealed its celebrity connection a bit earlier: the apartment belongs to director M. Night Shyamalan. Or it did, The Real Deal reports, before he finally sold it for $9.5 million in a deal that hit public record Friday. The apartment started at $16 million a year ago and was chopped all the way down to $11.95 million before selling. The buyer (an LLC) gets to enjoy a "banquet-sized dining room" and?our favorite feature?a "floating limestone staircase with bronze custom-sculpted railing." Shyamalan paid $6.3 million for the place in 2003.