Now that he’s settled into his $43 million oceanfront mansion in Palm Beach, veteran New Jersey rock star Jon Bon Jovi, who turns 60 next month and will embark on a cross-country tour in April, is looking to lighten his real estate load, listing his suburban house-sized Manhattan pied-à-terre at $22 million, a tad more than $3 million above the not quite $19 million paid for the place about 4.5 years ago.
On a high floor of The Greenwich Lane, a multi-building complex that takes up nearly an entire city block in the heart of the West Village, and available through Leonard Steinberg at Compass, the condo sprawls across almost 4,000 square feet.
Beyond the foyer and entrance gallery, Bon Jovi’s vast living room stretches to almost forty feet long. Lustrous oak floorboards are stained dark-chocolate; floor-to-ceiling windows swing open to glass-railed Juliet balconies; geometric wall coverings give a slightly disorienting 3-D effect. The kitchen is a gourmet chef’s dream, and the adjoining breakfast room has more floor-to-ceiling windows, plus a small terrace from which there are unobstructed city views.
Originally configured with four bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms, floor plans included with digital listings indicate the larger of the three guest/family bedrooms has had the bathroom removed and the entire space converted to a den/office. The two remaining west-facing guest bedrooms each have a walk-in closet and an inlaid marble bath, while the sun-flooded south- and east-facing primary suite comprises a long dressing hall, a bedroom-sized custom-fitted walk-in closet, and what promo materials describe as a “light-filled bathing sanctuary” with mosaic marble detailing and a radiant heated marble floor.
The Greenwich Lane offers its many well-heeled residents, who include fashion legend Michael Kors, shoe tycoon Tamara Mellon and former Starbucks CEO and executive chairman Howard Schultz, 24-hour concierge and maintenance services, cold storage for food and flower deliveries, and access to a state-of-the-art fitness center that includes a 75-foot swimming pool, steam room, golf simulator and spa treatment rooms. There’s also a garden with reflecting pool, a residents’ lounge, a private dining room with catering kitchen, a 21-seat screening room, and a playroom for the kids.
One of the world’s top-grossing touring bands, Bon Jovi, is hardly “Livin’ on a Prayer.” Commensurate with the front man of an iconic (if nowadays Old School) rock band that grossed $134 million on the road in 2019, the 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee maintains a heavy-duty handful of high-maintenance homes.
As noted by The Wall Street Journal, the first to report on the Manhattan listing, Bon Jovi previously owned another West Village condo, which he acquired in 2015 for $12.88 million, extensively renovated and sold in 2018 for $15 million. He still owns a 1.5-acre estate along one of the most exclusive streets in the Hamptons, as well as an imposing, chateau-style riverside mansion in Middletown, N.J., that he unsuccessfully tried to sell in 2020 at $20 million.
And then there’s his $43 million Palm Beach spread, bought almost two years ago now, which offers the luxury loving “Wanted Dead or Alive” singer seven bedrooms, a dozen bathrooms, an elevator, a temperature-controlled wine cellar, an air-conditioned three-car garage, a poolside cabana, and, the primary reason for the exorbitant price tag, direct access to one of south Florida’s most exclusive stretches of sugary sand and turquoise ocean waters.