Actor Richard Gere and his wife, Carey Lowell, are asking $17,995,000 for their never-inhabited, four-bedroom unit in the Palazzo Chupi complex in Manhattan’s West Village. The good people at Curbed broke the story yesterday of Gere’s listing of the nine-room, full-floor unit in the Palazzo Chupi, a “Pompeii red”-style Venetian tower at 360 W. 11th Street in the West Village. Since Curbed’s fine post yesterday, others also have written on the listing by Gere and Lowell, meaning that we have little more to add than what’s already been written. However, do yourself a favor and go check out what the New York Observer’s “The Real Estate” blog and the Real Estalker have penned on the listing. Features in Gere/Lowell unit include grand room proportions, 12.5-foot ceilings, large French doors in every room with Hudson River views, a living room with a large wood-burning fireplace and a 66-foot colonnade running along the entire north side of the apartment, according to listing information. As Curbed noted, the unit had been quietly being marketed for the last month without being out in the open. Now, it’s publicly on the market. Records show that Gere paid $12,000,000 through his Tushita Trust to purchase the unit in the Palazzo Chupi (we can’t bring ourselves to call it the Chupster, as Curbed and the Observer both do) on September 26, 2007, with the deal being recorded on November 1, 2007. We wrote on July 13, 2007 about Gere’s real estate portfolio, including about his Tushita Trust having sold his 4,160-square-foot town house at 184 Sullivan Street in the Village for $12,850,000. It does not – as of this writing, at least – appear that Gere owns any other real estate in Manhattan. He has, however, long been an owner of many properties up in Westchester County, N.Y. and out on Long Island.