Paul McGuinness, the longtime manager of U2, has paid $3,250,000 for a six-room, 2,048-square-foot apartment in the prewar building at 40 E. 62nd Street on Manhattan's Upper East Side, according to public records.
This week, the New York Observer reported that McGuinness, 55, and his wife struck the deal last year but that it didn't close until February. The purchase wasn't recorded in city records until April 17.
Features in McGuinness' new three-bedroom unit include a side-by-side living room and chandeliered formal dining room, a double master suite that could be divided into two bedrooms, two and a half baths, French doors, original mullioned windows, and a chef's eat-in kitchen with top appliances and a wine refrigerator, according to listing information.
The unit originally was listed for $3,599,000 and later was reduced in 2006 to $3,499,000 and then to $3,295,000, according to listing information.
Check out listing information for McGuinness' new pad--complete with a photo--here.
American dwellings for those in or affiliated with U2 have been a popular topic of discussion this month. We recently broke the news of the Edge paying $4.3 million last year for a TriBeCa loft penthouse, and in that same post we elaborated on a recent story in the Los Angeles Times that had reported on the Edge paying close to $15 million for a 120-acre parcel in Malibu, Calif. And, it's widely known that Bono owns an I.M. Pei-designed, two-bedroom, 3,500-square-foot pad with an all-stone interior that occupies the top two floors of the north tower of the San Remo Apartments at 145 and 146 Central Park West in Manhattan. The rocker purchased that pad from Apple's Steve Jobs in 2003 for close to $15 million, acccording to news accounts.