Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards and his wife, Patti Hansen, are selling their four-bedroom, four-bathroom New York City penthouse for $12.23 million, according to a Zillow report that was published on March 17, 2016. The couple bought the place for $10.5 million in 2014. The penthouse is located at 1 Fifth Avenue (in New York City’s Greenwich Village), and the home’s original asking price was $15 million when it was put on the market in December 2012. The penthouse’s previous owners were Edward and Reka Darida Schmidt, who have not publicly commented on the sale. According to the Zillow, the duplex penthouse is 2,700 square feet. Stan Ponte of Sotheby’s International Realty is the broker handling the sale for Richards and Hansen.
Sotheby’s website has this description of the penthouse: “Adjacent to the living room is a dining area, breakfast counter and a modern sun filled kitchen. A large sliding glass window and door allow for an open, indoor/outdoor experience with a South facing terrace perfect for a morning espresso.On the opposite side of the common area, a library or guest bedroom with a full en-suite guest bathroom can be fully separated from the rest of the floor by a large sliding wall. The master bedroom suite boasts two spacious walk-in closets and a spa-like bathroom with shower stall, soaking tub and double vanity sink.
“An open staircase with leather wrapped bronze handrail leads to the upper level with two winged bedrooms, both of which have en-suite bathrooms. Between the bedrooms is a very large sitting area with open private city views. The apartment’s meticulous renovations also include Lutron lighting, central AC with an air purifying system and a fully integrated Sonos sound system. Additionally, a full laundry room and separate utility closet combine to create a true sense of home.”
Richards and Hansen have a special place in their hearts for New York City, since it’s where they met, fell in love, and lived as their main home base for the first two decades of their relationship. The couple got married on Richards’ 40th birthday on Dec. 18, 1983. Richards and Hansen have two daughters together: Theodora (born in 1985) and Alexandra (born in 1986), who were both born and primarily raised in New York City, where they continue to live. Richards has two other children (son Marlon and daughter Angela) from a previous relationship with ex-girlfriend Anita Pallenberg.
Richards owns several homes in other locations, including in Connecticut, England, Jamaica and Turks and Caicos.