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Iron Chef Michael Symon Trades Out Penthouses in NYC

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Left: the unit Symon is selling in Soho; right: his latest purchase, in Gramercy Park

Much like many of his fellow food people, chef/cookbook author/The Chew person Michael Symon is in the middle of a real estate runaround, having just snatched up a 1,777-square-foot penthouse in Manhattan's Gramercy Park neighborhood for $2.75M before selling his Soho penthouse farther downtown, which he's just listed for $3.5M. Symon and his wife bought the Soho property—a 1,509-square-foot sprawl with two bedrooms, solid ash-wood flooring, and a rooftop terrace—from London restaurateur Laurence Isaacson less than a year ago, stripped the home of most of Isaacson's, err, vibrant cobalt decor—photographed in 2011 by the Wall Street Journal—and spruced up the place to their liking just in time to hulk it all onto the market again. The process took less than a year.

The Iron Chef's most recent purchase is some $750K cheaper than the current ask for his Soho penthouse, not to mention 268 square feet larger. There's no 1,000-square-foot terrace, but the place does boast a deeded parking space in the on-site garage and a smaller, 220-square-foot chunk of outdoor space. Tour both homes below.

? The penthouse that Symon's listed for $3.5M.

? Symon's newest purchase.

· Iron Chef Michael Symon Swaps Penthouses [The Real Estalker]
· 210 Lafayette Street #Ph, SoHo, NYC [StreetEasy]
· 316 East 22nd Street, #Ph1, Gramercy Park, NYC [StreetEasy]
· Houses That Food Built: Homes of Chefs and Restaurateurs [Curbed National]