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Zayn Malik buys penthouse in NYC for $10.7 million

Nadja Beschetnikova
May 16, 2018

Parting with a loved one is probably not the best reason to pamper yourself with a gift. On the other hand, how to drown out the pain of parting when you learn from your own experience that money can’t buy you love. But it can buy you a stunning loft-style apartment in Manhattan’s Soho neighborhood!

The former One Direction singer Zayn Malik, 25, had reportedly bought the sprawling penthouse the same day he and Gigi Hadid confirmed that they were going their separate ways after more than two years together. Malik forked out a whopping $10.7 million for a new 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom bachelor pad. 

However, the penthouse is blocks from ex-girlfriend Gigi Hadid’s condo at 10 Bond Street, where the couple often stayed. So, maybe, the story is not over yet. Or he subconsciously does not want to let his former lover go. Last month, Zayn Malik was spotted walking into Gigi's house and only came out the next morning.

The 3,600-square-foot apartment at 63 Greene Street features airy lofted ceilings, exposed brick, and a spacious chef’s kitchen, perfect to accommodate Zayn’s love of cooking. The whole space combines industrial era architectural features and chic details in the interiors. The apartment is located in the 19th-century former silk factory building.

The six-story building was completely overhauled into 15 high-end luxury condos in 2016. The singer bought one of three penthouses atop a swanky boutique building. Malik's apartment served as the company's former showroom. 

Mixing the old with the new, the apartment boasts the impressive vaulted brick ceilings, exposed beams, and steel-clad columns. With an open plan kitchen, a posh living room and a 1,061 square foot terrace overlooking Soho, the penthouse is just perfect for having guests.

And Malik certainly needs a friendly support now. It’s good that Malik’s former bandmate, Harry Styles, lives only a fifteen-minute walk from the apartment. Apparently, his split from Hadid was not so easy. He described their relationships as “meaningful and loving”.

The penthouse’s front door opens directly into a spacious, L-shaped combination living and dining space with more than half of a dozen cast iron columns, four tremendous southeast-facing sash windows, and smoothly finished wide plank blonde hardwoods. A stylish steel staircase with slim wood treads ascends to the roof terrace that provides extensive outdoor entertaining space and an over-the roof-tops city view.

Modern touches include a chef’s kitchen. Arranged around a slender center island, it features white marble countertops and high-quality stainless steel designer appliances, including two dishwashers and a six-burner range with an additional griddle.

As a couple, Gigi and Zayn loved to cook food together, leaving the posh world of fame at the front door. Malik rocks not only on the stage, but as well in the kitchen. In an interview, he once said that he makes a pretty stellar chicken and sweetcorn pie, with Alfredo sauce and homemade pastry.

The singer also cooks a perfect homemade fried chicken and chicken curry. He inherited his talent from his mother, who worked as a chef while he was growing up.

The master suite features a lavish entrance gallery and dressing hall, two closets that include an ample walk-in, and a roomy bathroom with the heated marble floors.

Zain Javadd Malik known as Zayn is an English singer and songwriter. In 2010, he participated in the British reality X-Factor but he was eliminated before the final round of the competition.

But what looked like a failure was the beginning of a grand success. Judges grouped him with fellow competitors to form a boy band, and so One Direction was born.

In 2015, Malik quit the band to launch his solo album. At the same time, he began dating American model Gigi Hadid. In March, Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik announced they had separated. But maybe the fans will soon not have to be sad about the break of this dream couple, which they nicknamed ZiGi. Recently, paparazzi photographed singer Zayn Malik and model Gigi Hadid kissing in the streets of New York. 

Photos: Stribling via StreetEasy