Kelsey Grammer sold his condo at Jean Nouvel's West Chelsea building
Frasier has left the building—well, almost. The erstwhile Frasier Crane, Kelsey Grammer, found a buyer for his condo 100 Eleventh Avenue, the Jean Nouvel-designed glass tower on Manhattan’s west side. According to the Wall Street Journal, the apartment entered contract at $8.95 million—a drop from the original $9.75 million asking price—but is expected to close for “just below $8 million,” according to Grammer’s broker, Emily Beare.
Grammer snagged the condo for $6.4 million in 2010 after a stint in a rental at Robert A.M. Stern’s 15 Central Park West. Though Nouvel’s building has been plagued with problems since its 2009 debut—allegations of shoddy construction and wind problems; bickering between developer and architect—Grammer seemed happy enough, keeping his four-bedroom apartment for six years until listing it last July. (His reason? His growing family needed more space.)
Whoever the buyer is, they’ll get plenty of perks (assuming they don’t mind the building’s, uh, issues): It comes with “nearly 100 feet of Hudson River frontage,” for one thing, along with a gas-burning fireplace, a (let’s be real, kind of oddly shaped) master bedroom with walk-in closet and en-suite bathroom, and more.
There’s also a huge chef’s kitchen, presumably equipped with all the appliances one would need to make tossed salad and scrambled eggs.