It took five years, several price chops, and a bevy of brokerages, but rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs (aka Puff Daddy/Puffy/P. Diddy/Diddy) finally sold his three-bedroom Park Imperial apartment, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Douglas Elliman picked up the listing last summer and reduced the price again, to $6.5 million; according to the brokerage’s website, it went into contract at that price, but WSJ sources say it sold for a bit less than that—$5.7 million, to be precise, in an all-cash deal.
The apartment, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merill, was customized to the erstwhile Puffy’s tastes, with one of the bedrooms becoming a media room, and a bathroom turning into a wet bar. Other features include radiant heated floors in the bathroom, high ceilings, and seven-foot wide plank solid wood floors, all spread out over 2,300 square feet of space.
He’s not the only celebrity to flee the Park Imperial: Christopher Meloni sold his four-bedroom apartment there in 2015, and Deepak Chopra unloaded his two-bedroom in 2014 (presumably to take up residence in the health-centric Delos condos on East 11th Street).
But the Park Imperial has gotten plenty of competition in the luxury condo department in recent years—it’s up against your One57s, 30 Park Places, and so on—which may dull its shine to celeb buyers. And as the WSJ notes, one of the building’s selling points—the Central Park views—will soon be obscured, as Robert A.M. Stern’s 220 Central Park South now dominates that particular part of the neighborhood. Womp womp.