Guitarist and actor Steven Van Zandt has paid exactly $6,000,000 for a three-bedroom, penthouse condominium unit in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village area. The New York Observer’s “The Real Estate” column broke the story late yesterday of the recording of Little Steven’s purchase of the unit, which is in the eight-unit Novare development inside the converted Methodist church at 135 West Fourth Street in Manhattan. Then, the New York Post’s fine celebrity real estate columnist Braden Keil today reported on Little Steven’s purchase as well. The matter first was written about by Keil, in fact, back on January 24 when he reported on the bid by Van Zandt and his wife for the apartment, which had been on the market for $5.99 million. Records show that Van Zandt went to contract to buy the approximately 3,500-square-foot unit in Novare on February 14. The deal closed on February 29, and was recorded with city officials late yesterday afternoon. Features in Van Zandt’s new unit include three baths, stained-glass windows, cathedral ceilings, a 600-square-foot terrace with an outdoor kitchen, Keil reported. Designed by the architect Charles Hadden and built in 1860, the Romanesque Revival building for years was the Washington Square Methodist Church, according to listing information that you can see here. Keil reported back on January 24 that Van Zandt and his wife had been renting a town house in the West Village.