Back in May, Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh sold his Tribeca loft at 155 Franklin Street, located directly below Taylor Swift‘s duplex penthouse in the celeb-studded building, for $5.7 million. Though the buyer’s identity was shielded by an LLC, the Post now reports that it was none other than comedian and “Master of None” star Aziz Ansari. They don’t disclose their sources, but assuming they’re correct, Ansari’s new three-bedroom spread boasts nearly 2,500 square feet, brick and timber-beamed ceilings, tons of exposed brick, and massive south- and east-facing windows
As 6sqft previously explained, “McDonagh bought the third-floor apartment in 2014–the same year Swift moved in–and paid $5.2 million for it. Swift paid a much higher price of $20 million to Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson for the top two floors of the building.” Other past celebs in the building include Steven Soderbergh and Orlando Bloom, who sold his apartment soon after Swift moved in, allegedly because of the paparazzi frenzy she created.
Aziz’s new digs have 11-foot ceilings, new floors and lighting, and a new kitchen complete with Calacatta marble counters, custom cabinetry, and a large six-seat breakfast bar.
The master bedroom has its own ensuite bathroom with a double vanity and separate soaking tub.
It’s no secret that Ansari has seen his share of controversy as of late, but hopefully he’ll be spared Swift’s paparazzi following, as the singer recently picked up an $18 million townhouse nearby.