Jennifer Aniston Buys West Village Penthouse for $5.9 Million
Although luxurious, the West Village condo is totally different vibe from the “Friends” star’s custom estate in Los Angeles. The 18th-floor pad, built in 1958, is in a coveted prewar Bing & Bing building. The one-bedroom, one-bath home has original hardwood floors, sweeping views of the skyline — from New York Harbor to the Empire State Building — and an updated gourmet kitchen. A private 900-square-foot terrace wraps around three sides of the penthouse and is perfect for outdoor entertaining. A one-bedroom, one-bath apartment may sound small for a celebrity pad, but this penthouse is a generous 1,477 square feet — fairly roomy for New York real estate. Besides, according to the NY Daily News, Aniston also purchased the unit below the penthouse, another one-bedroom, one-bath unit. Reportedly she plans to turn the two floors into a duplex.
Aniston purchased her Beverly Hills home in 2006 for $13.5 million, a year after her much-publicized divorce with Brad Pitt, and threw herself completely into renovating the mid-century property, adding 10,000 square feet as well as turning it to a completely private and eco-friendly home. Upon its completion, she christened the estate “Ohana” and described the home as a place that “vibrates with the love that created it” in a March 2010 Architectural Digest article.
Despite the effort she put into building her dream home, Aniston told “Good Morning America” recently that it was too much and she was looking to return to New York City:
I grew up here. I miss it. There’s nothing like being in the city…[it's] the city of every man. It’s all walks and I love that.”