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.