The SOHO loft that Heath Ledger was staying in when he met with his untimely death from an accidental over dose in earlier 2008 is for sale.
It was rumored at the time to belong to Mary-Kate Olsen. It wasn’t her place and he wasn’t crashing there as first reported. Ledger was renting the 3 bedroom loft for $23,000 a month. The property has remained unoccupied since his demise despite numerous attempts to rent it out.
After buying it through a foreclosure auction last July the current owners have completely gutted the space with a major renovation in the works. They hope the revamping of the interior will improve the chances for successful sale. The ritzy 4,400 square foot 421 Broome Street residence, built in 1873 and designed by architect Griffith Thomas, still requires some work.
This week realtors have been parading potential buyers through private showings before formally listing the loft for sale later this month. The asking price is a cool $5 million. Suitable to its grand seven figure price tag it is a rare find in the cast iron building.
If the new owners have deep pockets and no fear of the supernatural they will certainly have a great story to tell about their new home.