Live Like David Bowie in His Former Swank Condo

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The living room in David Bowie's former condo at 160 Central Park South
The living room in David Bowie’s former condo at 160 Central Park South

When David Robert Jones (aka David Bowie) died last year, there were numerous stories about how much of a fixture he was in Soho, going about his daily life like any other resident of the area whether stopping by Dean and DeLuca or browsing for a tome at The Strand. He once said he couldn’t imagine living anywhere but New York—a city he called home more than two decades. For a rocker like Bowie, SoHo seemed a natural habitat, but once upon a time, he made Midtown his base, where he owned a spacious condo in the Essex House. The apartment (915) at 160 Central Park South is now for sale and was recently listed for $6.495M. Bowie lived here with his wife, the super model Iman from 1992-2002.

The property is a 1,877 square foot three-bedroom, 2.5 bath space with a 28-foot living room overlooking Central Park. Some touches from the couple remain – a paneled dressing room built for Iman, and some hidden shelves in the living room; the master bathroom had been converted to a panic room, just in case an intruder got inside the apartment. (It has since been converted back.) There’s also a walnut-paneled office (off the living room), a newly renovated pass-through kitchen with top appliances— Miele oven, convection oven, and dishwasher; a Liebherr cabinet-faced refrigerator, a Subzero refrigerator, Gaggenau cooktop, polished granite countertops and custom cabinetry. There are two master-sized bedrooms with custom-marble, porcelain and limestone en-suite baths. The master bedroom offers a separate dressing area and an extra large bath with deep soaking tub, rain shower and heated floors.

The kitchen has numerous high-end appliances.
The kitchen has numerous high-end appliances.
The master bedroom
The master bedroom

A piece of rock history will be included in the sale – David Bowie’s Yamaha piano, which has been handed down with the apartment through various owners. For more information go to

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