Someone Just Paid $6M For Penthouse The “Fifty Shades” Character Didn’t Really Own
2:00 pm, May 17th | by Laura Donovan
Given our nation’s timeless adoration for compelling novels, it’s easy to forget that well-loved heroes such as Harry Potter, Katniss Everdeen, and fictional character spotlight newbie Christian Grey aren’t real people. But when you’re about to drain your wallet of about six million dollars, it hits you like a leather whip that these folks exist solely in the pages of books.
The unidentified person who just bought a $5.95M condo in Seattle’s upscale Escala building, where Grey resides in E.L. James’s viral “Fifty Shades” series, didn’t seem to care about dropping a ridiculous amount of money on a place that has no real-life connection to the trilogy. The book is a work of fiction, so selling the penthouse on its “Fifty Shades” tie was downright hokey — but not as ridiculous as saying it was where the sexual trysts between Grey and naive college student Anastasia Steele took place. Am I the only one who remembers that “Fifty Shades” didn’t happen IRL? Besides, the three-bedroom apartment, which includes a library and a piano room, doesn’t even have Grey’s notorious sex room. What a rip-off!
There are plenty of reasons someone would purchase the apartment, which would have been pricey even before the “Fifty Shades” hype considering the high cost of living in the area, but I’m hoping the buyer didn’t go forward with the buy just to feel closer to Christian Grey. He’s not real, nor is he going to use his fictional riches to drown you in gifts to repay you for making a home for yourself in his building.