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'Heartthrob' Violin Virtuoso Asks $4M for All-White Chelsea Loft

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A German-American violin prodigy, who has been called an "attractive blond" "heartthrob" who dabbled as a model while at Juilliard, seems like just the type to own an all-white apartment, right? Born David Bongartz—and that's the name the deed is under—bought the colorless loft in 2011 for $3.25 million. David Garrett (the classical-rock-pop crossover musician's professional name) just put the 2BR/2BA with travertine floors and a wood-burning fireplace back on the market, asking an even $4 million. He may not even have used the apartment much, given that he's said he's touring and "away for up to 340 days a year." (It definitely looks like no major renovations have happened since the apartment was last on the market.) He told the Daily Mail in April: "I have flats in New York and Berlin, I sometimes miss being at home because I know where things are there. I don't care about possessions. I've never bought a car in my life; I'd rather collect property." Maybe he's ready to collect another piece because his 2015 starring role in a biopic about Italian violinist Niccolo Paganini was panned as "a washout"?

· Listing: 291 Seventh Avenue #4TH [Douglas Elliman via StreetEasy]
· David Garrett [official]