A Tech Power Couple Sold Their Beautiful New York City Apartment for $2.1 Million

Business InsiderNovember 16, 2015

A New York City apartment belonging to a noted couple in tech has sold for $2.1 million, the New York Observer reports. 


The former owners of the East Village home are Jeff Hammerbacher, an early Facebook employee and cofounder of Cloudera, and his wife Halle Tecco, founder of medical venture fund Rock Health. They bought the apartment from Chloe Sevigny for $1.76 million in 2012. The couple then spent nine months renovating the space.


"We struggled to use color in our last apartment in San Francisco, which was all gray and navy, so we really wanted to experiment with color, pattern, and texture in this home," Tecco told Business Insider when the apartment first listed in June.


The buyer is reportedly Shana Randhava, executive director of the Estee Lauder Companies.


The one-bedroom apartment is located on the garden level of a townhouse in the East Village. The entryway has some bright green patterned wallpaper. The living room is filled with lots of texture and color. Its best features include a wall-length bookcase and a fireplace.


This area could accommodate guests. "We added a shower to our second bathroom, so now it’s much more comfortable to have guests stay over," Tecco said. The master bedroom is large by Manhattan standards and has its own large fireplace. The master bath has a freestanding tub.


"We love the kitchen, which opens up to the garden," Tecco told us. The kitchen was recently expanded as part of the renovation.


According to Tecco, this office nook used to be a closet. Residents have direct access to the garden, part of which they share with their neighbors.