The "luxury fortress" penthouse in Flatiron's four-unit The Whitman condominium building was rumored to have sold to singer/actress Jennifer Lopez and now that the sale has closed it's looking increasingly likely that that's the case. The sale of the incredible 4BR/6.5BA duplex hit public records today, revealing that it closed for $20,161,350, less than the $22.25 million asking price and the "around $22 million" sale price that was originally reported. Though the buyer is shielded behind an LLC, that LLC was established by Santa Monica-based "accountants to the stars" Murphy & Kress, who have at least some connection to Lopez. Assuming that J Lo is the buyer, she will become neighbors with Chelsea Clinton and NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon.
· Listing: 21 East 26th Street #PH [Elliman, via Streeteasy]
· Jennifer Lopez buys $22M Manhattan penthouse in building with celebrity tenants like Chelsea Clinton: sources [NYDN]
· The Whitman coverage [Curbed]
· Jennifer Lopez coverage [Curbed]