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“Friends” star Matthew Perry has sold his Los Angeles penthouse, which was originally listed as the most expensive condo for sale in the city.
Perry ultimately sold the pad for $28.3 million (US$21.6M) this week. That was about 38 per cent lower than the original asking price of $46.4 million (US$35M).
The “mansion in the sky” takes up the entire 40th floor of the Century building, a 42-story tower in Century City. It first hit the market in August 2019 for $35 million.
The price was cut to $27 million in July 2020, then again in November to $23 million, then removed from the market at the end of 2020. It was relisted in April at $23 million.
Even though it sold for much less than Perry was asking for, the closing price made it the most expensive recorded condo sale in the city since 2015, according to Mansion Global.
Los Angeles’ luxury real estate market skews toward mega-mansions, although there’s growing interest in the city’s burgeoning luxury condo market. There was a nearly 20% quarter-over-quarter increase in the number of luxury condos sold in the first three months of 2021, according to a first quarter report from Douglas Elliman.
The 51-year-old actor purchased the condo for $20 million in 2017, according to property records.
Perry brought in interior designer LM Pagano to reimagine the interiors, according to the listing with Greg Holcomb and Cassandra Petersen of Compass.
The home now boasts much plush seating and carpeting, and Perry has also carved out space for a home theatre and furnished it with oversized velvet chaises and a wall-length screen.
Mr. Perry’s signature obsession with “Batman” is on full display in a hallway, which he’s lined with memorabilia and figurines from the iconic superhero, images of the home show.
Built in 2010, the property has four bedrooms — including a primary bedroom suite with a sitting area, fireplace, dual bathrooms and dressing rooms — a great room with city views, an eat-in kitchen, and a games room.
The condo also boasts remote-controlled curtains that look out onto four terraces, which offer panoramic views across the city, from the Hollywood sign down to the Pacific Ocean, according to the listing.