Bon Jovi Selling $42M Home, Asks For $18 Million Profit After Daughter’s Heroin Overdose

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on March 22 2013 11:24 AM
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Jon Bon Jovi is asking $42 million for his SoHo duplex penthouse. Reuters

Jon Bon Jovi’s real estate holdings are apparently flourishing.

The New Jersey rocker recently listed his 7,500-square-foot SoHo duplex penthouse for $42 million, according to the New York Daily News. The asking price is roughly $18 million more than Bon Jovi paid for the apartment in 2007.

The impressive penthouse, which sits atop the New Museum at 158 Mercer St.,  has five bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, a laundry room, two kitchens and an elevator.

­ Bon Jovi is represented by the Corcoran Group. The real estate agency’s website states the penthouse boasts 11-foot ceilings, arched windows, hardwood floors, a wood-burning fireplace, and “panoramic views looking over all of Soho and beyond.”

"This one-of-a-kind apartment is for the discerning buyer who can appreciate fine craftsmanship and all of the modern conveniences,” the listing states.

Bon Jovi's daughter, Stephanie Bongiovi, 19, was arrested in November at her upstate New York college dorm for heroin possession after an overdose. "Worst phone call ever,” Bon Jovi, who opened up last week about the incident to Katie Couric, said.

She was arrested with another student, Ian Grant, who was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance. According to E! Online, those charges have since been dropped because New York state law prohibits overdose victims from being prosecuted.

Bon Jovi said his daughter is on the road to recovery and admitted the incident was a huge wake up call for him.

"She's doing great and I appreciate everyone's thoughts and prayers, [but] in short, that problem is much more prevalent ... than I knew and I cannot get over how many people I've met that have said, 'My son, my daughter," he said. "There is a lot of pressure on kids these days. There's access to things my generation didn't have."

He added, "I'm just blessed she's healthy and whole, and we'll get through it.”

 

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