Yankees center fielder Johnny Damon has quietly sold his three-bedroom, 39th-floor condominium unit in the One Beacon Court building on Manhattan's Upper East Side for exactly $8,000,000.
In a Big Time Listings exclusive, we can report on Damon's recent sale of the 2,410-square-foot unit in the One Beacon Court building, at 151 E. 58th Street in Manhattan. Earlier this year, Damon, who had purchased the unit through his J&M Investments and Developments LLC company in early 2006 for $5,555,000, had placed the unit on the market for $8.2 million, as we had reported on June 1.
Now, the ballplayer has sold the six-room condo. It's unclear just yet who the buyer is, but it possibly is someone well-known. Public records reveal that that the buyer is a New York-based company called One Beacon Court 39E LLC, which state incorporation records show was just incorporated, on September 25. However, the lawyer for that corporation (which in other records is written as One Beacon Court 39 E LLC) is Lawrence E. Fabian, a New York attorney who specializes in entertainment law, among other things, and who at one time had represented Reagan daughter Patti Davis. Fabian also represents Francisco D'Agostino, a One Beacon Court neighbor of Damon who last week made headlines in the New York Daily News and the New York Post for a lawsuit that D'Agostino is filing against a wealthy city family for renting D'Agostino an unsanitary house in Sag Harbor, N.Y.; as such, in theory, D'Agostino could have been the buyer of Damon's unit.
Records show that the sale of Damon's unit went to contract on June 28, but didn't close until September 28 (ostensibly so he could stay in the unit during the entire baseball season?). The sale was quietly recorded late on Friday afternoon, October 5.
Back in June, the Wall Street Journal had broken the story of Damon listing the Beacon Court unit, noting that the ballplayer had planned to buy a house with a pool in New York City's suburbs after the baseball season. Public records don't yet show Damon having bought any property matching that description.
Features in Damon's recently sold unit include views in every direction, a spacious master suite with two walk-in closets and a dressing area, a master bath with marble mosaic floors, double sinks, a bathtub and a shower, and a kitchen with stainless steel appliances, Italian Basaltina stone countertops and a large dining area with a banquette, according to listing information.
Check out the still-available listing sheet for Damon's unit here.