Tony Award-winning actor and dancer Tommy Tune has paid $1.29 million to buy the tower apartment in the Southgate building on Manhattan's Far East Side, according to the New York Observer.
Today, the Observer broke the story of the purchase of the unit at 400 E. 52nd Street by the 68-year-old Tune. City records unfortunately do not yet confirm the Observer's report.
The one-bedroom, 750-square-foot penthouse unit had been owned for at least a decade by the late interior designer Christopher Gallo, and had not been on the market, the Observer reported. "It's magic beyond belief," Tune told the Observer. "The place has a wrap terrace and cracked walls. Absolutely romantic in the Roman sense of the word. I've fallen in love with these walls in Rome--they don't paint them, they let them live. There's history in these walls, so I'm not touching them. I don't want many things--I honestly don't. But I looked at this place and said, 'I want this place.' And--ahem--I have it."
Records show that Tune has owned several other units in and around Manhattan over the years, including a penthouse at 50 E. 89th Street and a 12th floor unit at 222 Park Avenue South.