It’s been two months since the sudden death of celebrity chef and TV personality, Anthony Bourdain, and his New York City apartment is already up for sale. While the world still mourns the loss of the celebrated author who allegedly killed himself in his hotel room in France while traveling abroad to film Parts Unknown, fans and followers have a shot at renting his home.
The two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment unit is located in the Time Warner Center in Columbus Circle, a hub of commerce and activity just off Central Park, and is being listed for $14,200 a month.
As per a listing on StreetEasy.com, the unit offers 1,283 square feet of living space, with enormous floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the Hudson River.
The apartment has a number of in-unit amenities, including top-of-the-line kitchen appliances, a washer/dryer, and two walk-in closets.
The bathrooms are clad in gorgeous marble, and one has a deep-soaking tub and an adjoining glass-enclosed shower. The building itself has a number of luxury features, including full-time doormen, a concierge service, a spa, a residents’ lounge, an impressive screening room, a landscaped sundeck, and a parking garage.
As noted by Curbed NY, Bourdain is not linked to the unit in public records, but his many remarks over the years have left clues as to the fact he resided at the Time Warner Center when in New York City. Also, in recent interviews prior to his passing, Bourdain had also personally gushed about the same home, referring to it as “on the 64th floor of a midtown skyscraper.”
Again, in another interview with Fodor’s in 2010, he said that he thought “the Time Warner Center is the ugliest building in the universe,” though he was known to frequent many of the restaurants in the complex.
Bourdain previously resided on the Upper East Side, where he owned a $3.35 million condo on East 94th Street with his estranged wife, Ottavia Busia. Public records show that the former couple never sold that apartment.
Bourdain — whose death left fans, followers, and celebrities alike shocked and bereaved — is survived by his ex-wife, Busia, their daughter, Ariane Bourdain, and his mother, Gladys Bourdain.