For months the possibility of living with Richard Gere has been one of the quiet selling points for Palazzo Chupi, director Julian Schnabel's monument to his own Schnabeliciousness in New York's West Village. Now that dream is over, Gere's full-floor, four-bedroom apartment is listed with Sotheby's
. Gere's apartment has some benefits over the over two apartments which are listed at $27 million and $32 million
, mainly that it's a little less over-the-top and doesn't have that odd avocado-colored kitchen. Curbed states
that Gere bought the apartment in September for $12 million and has listed at $17,995,000
. Is New York ready for "Venice in Manhattan?" We'll have to wait and see how long these places stay on the market.
UPDATE: As of January 2009, Gere's home is listed at $15 million.