The New York City apartment where Heath Ledger tragically died from an accidental drug overdose in early 2008 is, once again, on the market. The current owners have given it a complete makeover, re-gutting the entire thing, in hopes of upping its value. Apparently the whole dead celebrity thing isn't as big of a selling point as it used to be.
The thought of sleeping in the same room where someone died -- celebrity or not -- gives me the heebie jeebies. I'm not saying that I would believe the ghost of Heath is walking around the apartment at night, but if I lived there, I'd definitely be a little more jumpy when things go bump in the night.
Such a shame, because it's a super-nice apartment (like I could really afford it anyways). The 4,400-square-foot space is being sold for $5 million (Ledger rented it for $22,000/month) and has 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 15' ceilings, exposed brick walls, and a private balcony. Nope, not too shabby at all.
It may be difficult to decorate around those cast-iron columns, but the fact that they're original Corinthian columns would be worth it. Love the exposed brick and tin ceilings.
Eeek ... I think this is the bedroom. Next room, please!
This kitchen is awfully cheery. I wouldn't think to use seagreen on the kitchen cabinets, but it works here. And the painted ceiling in the bathroom makes the room easy on the eyes.
And if you're a person that can afford a $5 million apartment, you'll probably be the kind of person that needs a high-end alarm system. The apartment comes with audio/visual intercom security, alarm theft detection system, and a private key-locked elevator. Gotta make sure you keep the burglars (and ghosts!) out.
Would you be able to live in a home where someone has died? If you do, does it ever freak you out? What do you think of Heath's apartment?
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