The New York Post is reporting that musician John Legend had recently purchased a one-bedroom condominium in North Little Italy (Nolita) immediately after selling is two-bedroom condo on the Bowery. The new residence is at 374 Broome Street; a 2.5 bathroom, one bedroom, 1,969-square-foot apartment in the Brewster Carriage House. It is reported that Legend was able to chisel off $50,000 from the asking price of $2.55 million. Legends pad on the Bowery reportedly went for $2.795 million, also lower than the asking price of $2.95 million. Although he lost a bedroom in Brewster, he gained up 600-square-feet.
The building on Broome Street used to be the home of the famous carriage manufacturer Brewster & Co. In 2005 developer Ross Morgan purchased the property and divided it into 9 living units with a complete renovation of the interior.