He may continue to get snubbed by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but New Jersey golden boy Jon Bon Jovi sure has taken down the Manhattan real estate market in a blaze of glory — wrapping his guitar-picking fingers around yet another hot multi-million condo listing with the purchase this week of a luxe Greenwich Village apartment.
Trading up from his $17 million West Village duplex at celeb-favorite 150 Charles Street, which went on the market back in June, JBJ now has Hoboken-facing panoramic views across the Lower East Side and Hudson River — and a shorter, 5-minute walk to the 9th Street PATH train to Jersey — from his new apartment in the Greenwich Lane condo building. The rock star turned actor, producer, political activist and philanthropist purchased the four bedroom, four and a half bathroom, 3,951-square-foot unit for $18.9 million.
According to Variety, the high-floor corner unit features finely tailored interior design by Thomas O'Brien of Aero Studios, with dark stained oak floorboards, artisan-quality mill work, radiant-heated mosaic marble floors in the laundry room and bathrooms, and a 40-foot-long open concept living and dining room has floor-to-ceiling windows on two walls that open to Juliet balconies plus a center-island chef's kitchen.
The decor has just a touch of industrial-chic grit befitting the Jersey boy turned industry icon, but the building's all-out luxury amenities and family-friendly floor plan speak to the glam rocker turned dad known for aging (and investing his wealth) with nothing but grace. Famous neighbors in the new 199-unit condo complex — formerly the site of St. Vincent's Hospital — include fashion mogul Michael Kors, British shoe designer Tamara Mellon, and Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz.
Bon Jovi and his wife, Dorothea Hurley, also own a multi-acre estate in Red Bank, New Jersey — where they opened the flagship of their donation-based, pay-if-you-can community restaurants called JBJ Soul Kitchen — as well as a toney summer house in East Hampton. Ironically for a constantly-on-the-move real estate investor, the rock star's latest album (which dropped in 2016) is called "This House is Not For Sale."