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Biggie Smalls' well-renowned NYC apartment has landed a buyer for thousands more than expected. See what it looks like now.

25/01/2022 2:00:00 PM

Biggie Smalls' well-renowned NYC apartment has landed a buyer for thousands more than expected. See what it looks like now.

Famed hip hop legend Notorious B.I.G.’s well-renowned New York City apartment has landed a buyer for thousands more than expected. See what it looks like now.

The expansive living area features 4m-high ceilings and a fireplace. Picture: NYPost/Realtor/CompassThe dining space and kitchen that lead downstairs to the bedrooms. Picture: NYPost/Realtor/CompassThe chef’s kitchen features a Bosch five-burner cooktop, deep double sink, Glassos and Carrera countertops and two stainless steel ovens. Picture: NYPost/Realtor/Compass

During that period, Biggie released his debut studio album, “Ready to Die.”It would be his only studio album released during his lifetime before his assassination in 1997.“Ready to Die” peaked at number 15 on the Billboard 200 and was subject to widespread critical acclaim and soon a commercial success.

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Located in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene neighbourhood, ‘Biggie Smalls’, born Christopher George Latore Wallace, lived in the home in 1994 with his wife, Faith Evans, and her daughter, Chyna Tahjere Griffin. The expansive living area features 4m-high ceilings and a fireplace. Picture: NYPost/Realtor/Compass The dining space and kitchen that lead downstairs to the bedrooms. Picture: NYPost/Realtor/Compass The chef’s kitchen features a Bosch five-burner cooktop, deep double sink, Glassos and Carrera countertops and two stainless steel ovens. Picture: NYPost/Realtor/Compass During that period, Biggie released his debut studio album, “Ready to Die.” It would be his only studio album released during his lifetime before his assassination in 1997. “Ready to Die” peaked at number 15 on the Billboard 200 and was subject to widespread critical acclaim and soon a commercial success. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment is mere blocks away from the street that was named after the legendary rapper. The recently-renovated library is painted blue and boasts built-in bookshelves. Picture: NYPost/Realtor/Compass The expansive walk-through closet. Picture: NYPost/Realtor/Compass The primary bathroom is described as “a sanctuary from the city,” with both an oversized walk-in shower and a freestanding deep soaking tub. Picture: NYPost/Realtor/Compass Having since been renovated, the 158 sqm duplex condo even made a feature in the documentary “Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G.” Caroline Duncan, a notable costume designer who has worked on“The Affair” and “When They See Us,” gave the home a gut renovation after purchasing it in 2011. The apartment, described as a “chic artistic haven,” features amenities like a custom library, walk-through wardrobes, a newly installed chef’s kitchen, 4m-high ceilings, an arched window, a wood-burning brick fireplace and large timber beams in the expansive lofted space. “When I moved in, the basement was just a raw space with concrete floors,” Ms Duncan told The Post . The freestanding soaking tub is situated next to built-in rustic shelves to give off the “modern-farmhouse” feel. Picture: NYPost/Realtor/Compass MORE: