Hugh Jackman and wife Deborra-Lee Furness are showing what it’s like to live as a member of the one-percent club. The couple has listed their futuristic, Richard Meier-designed New York City condo for $40 million — a hopeful $19 million profit if they get the asking price. They bought the property in 2008 and paid $21 million, but it’s the projected $734,000 annual fees in maintenance and taxes that the new owners will have to take on that stops our hearts.
The 11,000 square-foot triplex, occupying the eighth, ninth, and 10th floor, offers five bedrooms, five full bathrooms, and and two half-bathrooms as well as stunning views of the Hudson River, enhanced by the floor-to-ceiling walls of glass. If privacy or colorful decor is what you are looking for, this place is definitely not for you. It has a very monochromatic vibe with an open floor plan that might not be everyone’s idea of fun. From some angles, the neighbors can look in to see Wolverine working in his office — Manhattan living is exciting, but not when you want to sit around in your underwear.
There are also plenty of luxurious amenities that come with living in the swanky building — from concierge services to the requisite gym. Jackman and Furness have been fortunate enough to call Calvin Klein their neighbor, and grab a five-star burger from celebrity chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Perry St restaurant, which is also located in the complex. It’s going to be a particular buyer who picks up this specific property, but we think the West Village location makes it very attractive for the right owner. Don’t miss seeing Jackman’s most-unusual bedroom — and be sure to check out more photos at Dirt.