Published On: Fri, Nov 7th, 2014

Jon Stewart Sells Tribeca Penthouse for $17.5 million

161 Hudson St

Comedian Jon Stewart has sold his Tribeca penthouse for $17.5 million in an off market deal. He bought it for $5.8 million in 2005, leaving him a 200% profit on a nine year old investment.

Stewart moved just before this week’s big elections in the U.S. He made a not so well thought out quip on CNN about how being in the middle of a move kept him from voting. Viewers failed to get the joke and after criticisms for not even voting himself Stewart was forced to issue an explanation clarifying the fact that it was just a joke and that he did in fact vote.

Located at 161 Hudson St., just below Canal Street, the penthouse has a 600 square foot terrace on its lower level and its own private rooftop with 1, 200 square feet of space. It is a 6, 000 square foot duplex over the building’s 8th and 9th floors. Since it was a private sale there were not many details available about the apartment.

But what is known is that when Stewart first bought it with his wife Tracey McShane the apartment was an open, raw space with 40 windows and exposures to the North, East and West. Stewart hired architect Deborah Berke to redesign the penthouse for him.

The apartment was officially owned by Stanley Monkey Trust, which Stewart established and named for his cats. A Kisban LLC purchased the penthouse.

Built in 1911, 161 Hudson has only 24 units.

Entourage star Jeremy Piven also has an apartment in the building.

Stewart is expected to now commute to his job in Manhattan as host of The Daily Show from one pf his properties in Red Bank, New Jersey.

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