We never imagined that Bruce Willis and U2 bassist Adam Clayton would ever have anything in common. But it turns out they do: this stunning co-op on Manhattan's exclusive Central Park West. The New York Post first reported that Willis was in contract to buy the home, but Zillow and other reports followed up, saying that it was originally listed by Clayton back in October for $8.695 million. Willis scored the three-bedroom, four-bathroom home for $8 million.
For many years, the twin towers of the Eldorado on Central Park West have been a quiet refuge for Bono and Adam.
Bono, sold his co-op there in 2008 after buying a bigger apartment farther down the street. Now Adam Clayton, has put his own three-bedroom co-op at the Eldorado on the market for $8.695 million.
The listing, by Emma and Michael Kerins of Halstead Property, shows a large co-op on the fourth floor with a 38-foot-long gallery, a formal dining room and seven large windows facing Central Park.
That large space was re-created by Mr. Clayton. During weaker times when the apartment was a rental, it had been chopped up into two separate units.
Mr. Clayton bought them in two transactions in the early 1990s and recombined them, according to Linda Reiner, a broker at Warburg Realty, who has lived at the Eldorado for three decades.
One apartment was purchased for $620,000 in 1993 and the other went for $430,000 the following January, according to transaction records compiled by Jonathan Miller an appraiser and president of Miller Samuel Inc.
The co-op was listed without fanfare earlier this month by Ms. Kerins, who declined to discuss it. A representative of U2 referred a caller to Ms. Kerins.
When Mr. Clayton renovated, he modified the apartment's original layout. He eliminated one small bedroom in what had been a four-bedroom apartment to create a master-bedroom suite, with a large bathroom and a 9-by-10-foot dressing room.
Two maids' rooms were replaced with a 22-foot-long eat-in kitchen with a butler's pantry.