Fickle are the real estate ways of the rich and famous.
Not even six months after it was reported here, there and everywhere that former Disney CEO Mike Ovitz and his longtime fiancée, Jimmy Choo co-founder Tamara Mellon, splashed out $22 million for Jon Bon Jovi’s almost 4,000-square-foot condo at the swank Greenwich Lane complex in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village, the Hollywood honcho and the luxury shoe tycoon have already flipped the 14th-floor spread back on the market at $25 million. It’s unclear if any changes were made that might account for the $13% uptick in price.
Oak floors are stained dark, and floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the condo provide open and protected views to the south, east and west. With four bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms, the spacious condo opens to a 40-foot entrance gallery that leads to a sun-flooded 39-foot combination living and dining room, where a trio of French doors open to Juliet balconies. Large as one found in an upscale suburban home, the separate, top-of-the-line eat-in kitchen includes a small city-view balcony.
A pair of ample en-suite guest bedrooms are clustered with the laundry room in a wing of their own, while the south- and east-facing corner primary suite offers a walk-in closet plus a dressing room, and a marble bath with radiant heated floor. A large home office just inside the front door will accommodate the addition of a bathroom.
It’s not clear Ovitz and Mellon ever occupied the Greenwich Lane condo — marketing material shows the unit stripped of personal belongings and virtually staged — but certainly they have no shortage of other homes on both coasts to shack up in, not to mention a 213-foot yacht with six staterooms.
Mellon, who previously owned another condo at Greenwich Lane — a similarly sized 8th-floor unit she scooped up in 2016 for $18 million and unloaded in late 2019 for $18.8 million — still owns a mansion-sized penthouse on the Upper East side that she bought in 2009 for $20 million from Seagram heir Charles Bronfman Junior. The five-bedroom home has been for sale on and off since 2014, most recently earlier this year at $22.5 million. And on the West Coast, Ovitz famously owns a monumental tour-de-force mansion in the lower Benedict Canyon area of Beverly Hills as well as a striking über-contemporary ocean-front home on Malibu’s Broad Beach, both custom designed for the contemporary art collecting entertainment industry mandarin by innovative architect Michael Maltzan.