Matthew Perry Buys New Place, Lists Apartment Previously Owned By Elton John
Although Matthew Perry has starred in a number of films as well as written and produced the TV series “Mr. Sunshine,” he’ll most likely always be known for his role as sarcastic Chandler Bing in the long-running sitcom “Friends.”
Although “Friends” took place in New York, Perry has made the Los Angeles area his home since his family moved there when he was 15.
According to the LA Times, Perry recently picked up a Sunset Strip area home, a custom modern compound, for $8.65 million. The 4,000-square-foot home features views of downtown L.A. to the Pacific Ocean, as well as high-end amenities like an infinity pool and spa, a private theater with velvet seating and under water views of the pool through a two-inch thick Perspex window. The newly built property was listed on the Los Angeles real estate market in April 2011.
As soon as Perry finalized the deal on his new contemporary home, he listed his West Hollywood apartment for $2,995,000. The coveted corner unit in Sierra Towers was built in 1965. Perry purchased the place from Elton John in 2005 for $3.2 million
According to property listings, the condo was listed for sale in 2008 for $4,195,000. The listing was removed in April of 2009. The current price is a 28.6 percent cut from Perry’s asking price in 2008 and as median West Hollywood home values continue to drop 9.5 percent year-over-year, it looks like he will be walking away from the apartment with a loss.
With nearly all glass walls, Perry’s former home, like his new Sunset Strip purchase, has incredible views of the Los Angeles skyline and Pacific coastline. Bright and ultra-modern, the 2-bedroom, 2.5-bath unit has a designer kitchen with high-end appliances and glass doors that open to the wraparound patio.
The listing is held by Greg Holcomb of Sotheby’s International Realty.
Based on a 30-year fixed mortgage rate at a current rate of 4.069 percent and assuming a 20 percent down payment, the monthly mortgage payment for this home is $15,826 per month, as quoted on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace.