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New York Magazine

Is David LaChapelle leaving the East Village? The downtown fashion photographer and director is selling his beloved Second Avenue pied-à-terre, a 1,350-square-foot sixth-floor corner unit with two bedrooms (three if you convert the formal dining room). The apartment is priced at $1.695 million—$100,000 less than its initial asking when it debuted on the market late last fall. Listing broker Jason Walker, senior vice-president at Prudential Douglas Elliman, says the famed shutterbug oversaw a meticulous renovation, managing to modernize the space while keeping its prewar bones (crown moldings, beamed ceilings, crystal doorknobs) intact. Apparently LaChapelle, who recently bought a twenty-acre farm in Maui, is busy with real-estate deals on both coasts; according to the blog the Real Estalker, he’s also selling his house in Los Angeles, for which he may have already found a buyer. 

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