Did Jon Bon Jovi Catch Case of Real Estate Fickle?

The New York Post reported yesterday that sensationally successful 40-something year old pop-rock musician Jon Bon Jovi is quietly shopping his newly renovated New York City duplex penthouse with a mind-melding asking price of around $45,000,000.

Mister Bon Jovi recently completed a multimillion dollar renovation of the building topper but at the time he paid $24,000,000 for the clean-lined contemporary aerie in the SoHo 'hood back in June 2007 the sprawling 7,437 square foot penthouse then encompassed 6 bedrooms, 5 full and 3 half bathrooms, 2 kitchens, 2 fireplaces, and a prairie-sized open-plan living/dining/kitchen area with vast walls of floor to ceiling windows that spill out on to not just one but two titanic city view terraces, one outfitted with built-in outdoor kitchen/barbecue center.

In addition to the four family bedrooms each equipped with en suite bathroom, the penthouse included a lower level master suite with dressing area and 1.5 bathrooms and an upper level master suite with window-lined private study, custom-fitted walk-in closet, and sybaritic bathroom.

Mister Bon Jovi's posh penthouse pad sits atop The New Museum Building, a supuh-swank, cast iron structure that has long attracted the famous and the fabulous.

Hunky and handsome hotelier/property developer Andre Balazs–He-rah of the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, The Mercer in New York City, and Sunset Beach on Shelter Island and The Standard Hotels in L.A., N.Y.C. and Miami –owns a high floor condo he bought in 2003 for $5,750,000 and unsuccessfully attempted to unload in 2006 for $10,000,000.

Swiss-born celebrity and fashion photographer Raymond Meier owns a magnificently minimalist high-floor spread he hoisted on the market in May 2010 for $11,950,000. The Good Wife actress Julia Margulies reportedly took a spin through the expansive and spare space that no longer appears listed on the open market.

French art director and creative hurricane Fabien Baron owns an even more minimal and über-meticulously finished Deborah Berke-designed residence that measures 4,171 square feet and was also on the market for about six months in 2010 with a $7,450,000 price tag.

Calvin's daughter Marci Klein–an Emmy winning producer for Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock–owns a 4,579 square foot spread she bought in May 2006 for $10,000,000 and until he hanged himself with a dog's leash in December 2010, imprisoned Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff's son Mark and his family used to live in a 4th floor unit he and wife-widow Stephanie bought in June 2005 for $6,075,000.

In addition to the Manhattan penthouse he now longer wants, Mister Bon Jovi also owns a rather impressive and sizable estate/compound on the banks of the Navesink River in affluent and rather charming Red Bank, NJ.

floor plan: Prudential Douglas Elliman