PHOTO: David Bowie’s longtime apartment had been on the market for less than a month

After less than a month on the market asking $16.8 million, David Bowie’s longtime apartment in downtown Manhattan is in contract to be sold, according to property records and

The musician, who died in 2016 at 69, bought the apartment for $3.81 million in 1999, according to StreetEasy.

“By all accounts, Bowie loved living in SoHo/Nolita,” according to the book ”Forever Stardust: David Bowie Across the Universe,” which notes that Mr. Bowie enjoyed wandering through Washington Square Park and browsing local bookstores. “He felt at home, semi-anonymous, among New Yorkers too cool to act star-struck at celebrity sightings.”

Measuring just over 5,000 square feet with an additional more-than 1,000 square feet of outdoor space across three terraces, the apartment is in a mid-rise building that dates to the late 1800s and was formerly home to a chocolate factory, according to StreetEasy.