Elton John and David Furnish sold their Los Angeles condo for the safety of baby Zachary. The couple reportedly loved their California high-rise, but worries about the well-being of the child prompted the singer and his filmmaker partner to put the property on the market.
The two conjoined condos in the West Hollywood Sierra Towers building allegedly prompted memories of the tragedy which happened to Eric Clapton. In 1991, the legendary guitarist’s young son, Conor, fell 49 stories to his death.
John, 65, and Furnish, 49, were concerned that little Zachary could climb out of one of the windows in the apartment, and keeping their perfect condo was simply not worth that chance, according to a Radar Online source. The couple decided a condo on a high floor was not the ideal place for a toddler to grow up.
The source had this to say about Elton John’s decision to sell his condo:
“They did love the home, but now they are parents they have to think more sensibly and it wasn’t ideal for Zachary. They thought about installing window guards all throughout but Elton was terrified that one of them could malfunction or break, and he couldn’t live with that on his conscience.”
Being responsible parents, Furnish and John sold their West Hollywood Sierra Towers condo for $4.65 million and bought a more child-friendly home, the Los Angeles Times reports. The couple put the luxurious conjoined condo on the market in March and closed earlier this month. In the current real estate climate, that is actually a fairly quick turnaround time.
The Sierra Towers is well known for its celebrity occupants. Former stars who have lived or currently reside in the lavish complex include Lindsay Lohan, Courtney Cox, Joan Collins, Sidney Poitier, David Geffen, and Cher.
David Furnish and Elton John purchased a home in the Trousdale Estates area of Beverly Hills, which was originally listed for $7.695 million.