Of course you already known that Hugh Jackman is one lucky man. The genetically-blessed Aussie has a thriving career and a lovely life. But my envy certainly spiked an octave when I learned that Jackman had picked up one of my favorite New York City estate of the days. This expansive triplex in the Perry Street building designed by Richard Meier has beautiful Hudson River views and over 11,000 square feet of space. Sun Microsystems co-founder Bill Joy bought the raw space in 2002 for $17.57 million and put the home up for sale last November
for $40 million. The home on the eighth, ninth and 10th floors has a huge double-height living room, gourmet kitchen, large dining room, a huge recreation room and a small wine cellar. There are five bedrooms total including a master bedroom with an exercise area, bath, sauna and dressing areas. Each floor has a terrace and the most amazing feature of the home is the dramatic swirled staircase.
Jackman got himself a deal too. The New York Observer's sources
say that the final sales price was between $20 and $23 million which is even lower than the $25 million or so it was originally rumored that he was paying. The NY Post says the triplex went for $21 million
. Either way, Bill Joy likely didn't make a lot of money off this deal.