Coldplay's guitarist, Jonny Buckland, has paid $3,400,000 to buy a two-bedroom, 2,107-square-foot condominium unit in a 116-year-old converted loft building in Manhattan's East Village area.

 

The New York Observer's Ben Abelson broke the story online on Tuesday morning of Buckland's purchase of the sixth-floor, corner unit, then elaborated on the purchase in the paper's "Manhattan Transfers" column (uploaded online late Tuesday night).

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Indeed, records show that Buckland, 31, went to contract on the unit on September 10, with the deal closing on November 17. The deed was recorded with the city on Monday.

The Observer bent over backwards to emphasize the location of the building where Buckland bought, which is why we don't mind also reporting that the 50-unit building's address is 21 Astor Place.

Features in Buckland's new unit, which had been listed for $3,550,000, include two and a half baths, loft-like windows, exposed brick, 14-foot-plus ceilings, an unobstructed view of Cooper Square and the famous Cube, custom recessed lighting throughout, a dramatic foyer ("perfect for showcasing your art collection," as Abelson noted), extra-wide oak wood flooring, a washer/dryer hookup, soundproofed bedroom windows, central air conditioning, a custom tailored large closet space and an open Poggenpohl chef's kitchen with a Viking refrigerator, a Bosch oven and range, and a Miele dishwasher, according to listing information. Other features include bathrooms with marble floors and full Neptune tubs, according to listing information.

Check out an online listing sheet -- complete with photos -- for Buckland's new unit.