The Upper West Side's El Dorado isn't so much a lost city of gold as a place where celebrities park themselves for just a few years. In the recent past, Alec Baldwin, Moby, and Bono have all left the building. U2 bassist Adam Clayton stayed on after Bono's departure, but now Clayton's fourth-floor apartment is on the market, too. The Journal spotted the listing, which has an asking price of $8.695 million. No word on where Clayton will go next.
Clayton assembled the apartment in pieces, buying one in 1993 for $620,000 and the second in 1994 for $430,000. The current listing has both the original and the renovated floorplans, so the changes are obvious:
There's a master bedroom suite where one of the smaller bedrooms was, and the servants' quarters are now a larger kitchen. A solid-looking renovation, though no longer suitable for the Downton Abbey fan.
· Listing: 300 Central Park West 4D [Halstead via StreetEasy]
· Another Member of U2 Tries to Exit Eldorado [WSJ]
· El Dorado coverage [Curbed]