Albert Hammond Jr. Slept Here–and You Can Too!

If you ever tried imagining where Albert Hammond, Jr. rests his pretty little head at night, wonder no more. Today you have a chance to get a first-hand look at the private quarters of The Strokes guitarist. Albert’s two-bedroom East Village apartment has newly re-emerged on the real estate market, on sale for the low low asking price of $899,000.

The co-op pad at 141 East 3rd Street was originally listed for $1.199 million last August, but the buyer dropped out. The apartment was listed again at $999,000, but vanished from real estate sites by January. According to the NY Post, Albert bought the place in 2005 for $770,000.


With the lone exception of three strategically placed guitars in the foyer, living room, and bedroom as well as a stack of records in the living area, nothing in the photos of the apartment screams “rock musician living quarters.” In fact, the pictures reveal that the 1,200 square foot abode to be nearly obsessive compulsively clean. It’s partly due to some minor restaging by someone… looks as though Albert’s makeshift recording studio has appropriately been converted into a bedroom scene for the opening:



The apartment appears to be in immaculate condition, with the whole of the apartment painted floor to ceiling white and not a bit of clutter to be found. The kitchen, dining, and living area are all open plan, and the guest bedroom features a charming half bath.



The broker on the apartment is hosting an open house today, May 20th, from 5:30-7pm. Get a look for yourself—and who knows, maybe one of you will be the proud new owners!

Thanks to J for the head’s up.

Published by Laura

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14 replies on “Albert Hammond Jr. Slept Here–and You Can Too!”

  1. LOL @ the above. Clearly, it hasn’t dawned on you that we are in a recession. He’s lucky he can at least still make a profit on his investment. Dropping the price is a age-old tactic when selling a house if it’s been on the market for some time.

  2. Hey Asshole Juliana, he’s at best making $100,000 profit from an apartment he bought 4 years ago–that’s not much. He should thank his lucky stars he broke up with his latest girlfriend and had several buyers drop out and keep his damn apartment. He has no legitimate reason to sell except for more coke money.

  3. oh and i completely forget about the down payment! he bought it for $770,00 so he could have put a down payment of maybe $80,000 – $150,000, depending on whatever the selling price was. yeah, he’s making no money from this transaction. why sell at a time like this?

  4. he selling because, he’s worth so much more now, this is place is an oke compared to the 2+ mil place he bought on the upper side

  5. omigosh. i had no idea so many real estate hounds were reading this!

    i mean if we want to get technical about the real estate deal, he probably would not make much out of a deal like this. They are ASKING for $899k, which in this market, will probably NOT be what it will sell for (if it sells at all). Factoring in the probable resale fee of selling his co-op, he’d be really lucky to make $100k on this, IMHO.

  6. I believe he moved to meat packing district. i have not seen him in the east village in a long time. i bet he wants to sell it at any cost so he does not have to pay duel morgage.

  7. According to ACRIS, Albert finalized the loan process for his co-op in February 2005 for 770,000. I don’t know whether that’s the selling price of the apartment or just the loan amount. And about three weeks ago, he took out a second lien on his apartment, I guess, to refinance his loan? Real estate people, help me out.

    In the last two years, the most anyone has paid for an apartment in his building has been $781,000 which happened two years ago. And he was selling his–in this market–for $1.2 million, initially.

    I just don’t see the point in selling at a time like this if you don’t have to.

  8. I’ll pay $500k + me throwing 300k CD copies of First Impressions Of Earth at his head. Final Offer. Doesn’t get any better than that.

  9. also according to acris, albert has not bought another place, so amy/panties need to stfu and learn english.

  10. I’m surprised that the co-ops in that building were only going for 781k two years ago. The square footage is fairly large.

    Maybe he didn’t buy another place but is taking advantage of some great rental deals.

  11. looks like Agyness Deyn just closed this week on an apartment in Williamsburg for just under 1 million dollars.

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