By: Lauren Riefflin, PR/Marketing Coordinator | November 24, 2010 Built in 1873, New York’s Broom Street building has housed a variety of tenants that include the New York City Board of Education, a wire manufacturer, a typewriter company, and an art gallery. It was finally turned into a rental building in 2004 where Brokeback Mountain and Dark Knight star, Heath Ledger, lived and called home until his death in January 2008 from an accidental overdose.
Ledger lived in a 4,400-sq ft loft unit on the 4th floor, for which he paid around $25,000/month. The building was purchased for $15 million by investor Donald Burns in a foreclosure auction last year and has since gained two floors and been gut-renovated into four full-floor apartments. Now known as the 419-421 Broom St condominium, the units range in price from $3.9 million to a $20 million penthouse.
Ledger lived in an apartment identical to the 3-bedroom loft space currently on the third floor. The space hit the market a few days ago with an asking price of $5 million. According to the listing information, the 4,400-sq ft unit features 14.5-ft ceilings, a 76-sq ft private balcony, original Corinthian cast-iron columns, and exposed brick walls.
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