Anthony Bourdain’s tragic death from suicide in June 2018 in France resulted in the inevitable: The sale of the world-traveling, story-telling chef’s New York City apartment at 40 E. 94th St. After being on the market since September 2018 and enduring a few price cuts, it appears there is a contract in place, as first reported by the NY Post.

The 4-bedroom home with an additional library/bedroom in Carnegie Hill Tower was originally listed with Elizabeth Fishman of Stribling for $3.7 million. But the apartment took two price cuts: the first down to $3.495M in October 2018 and the second in early January 2019 to $3.3M. The Post reports that a contract was struck in March and is close to the final list price.

Bourdain and his wife bought the place in 2014 for $3.395M, when Bourdain’s fame was still on the rise thanks to his memorable work in “Parts Unknown,” his travel and cooking show on CNN that was mostly about Tony finding cool people to talk about and eat great food from inspiring world outposts.

Bourdain and his wife, Ottavia, purchased the apartment just as Bourdain was trying to open a food market at Pier 57, one of NYC’s Hudson River piers. The project fell through, and Bourdain’s marriage to Ottavia sputtered as the two became estranged.

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In the meantime, the apartment — which spans over 2,200 square feet and is the result of two units being combined — got a makeover, including an open gourmet kitchen outfitted with a six-burner, double-oven Wolf range, Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer, Miele dishwasher and microwave, granite counter tops, custom cabinets, and porcelain floors. It’s painful to think of the meals Bourdain cooked there, or thought he might have over the years.

Other apartment features show Bourdain’s nod to globe-trottingly good ideas, such as an imported Japanese bathtub.

The apartment was originally listed in mid-September 2018, just a week or so after the apartment Bourdain had been renting at the Time Warner Center was put back on the rental market. The rental price for that unit at 25 Columbus Circle was $14,200, and has since been rented.

Meanwhile, whoever snaps up Bourdain’s apartment at Carnegie Hill Tower will get all the luxury the building affords, including a full-time doorman and full-time concierge, plus amenities like a garage, exercise room, garden terraces, bicycle room and private storage.

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