Live la vida loca in Desmond Child’s Fifth Avenue co-op

Desmond Child and his apartment at 1215 Fifth Avenue (credit: Halstead and Desmond Child)

Songwriter extraordinaire, Desmond Child, has just listed his grand co-op apartment at 1215 Fifth Avenue for $4.5 million.

Child — whose real name is John Charles Barrett — completely renovated the apartment, which takes up a full-floor of the co-op. It has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, “art-deco” moldings, glorious park-facing windows, a wood burning fireplace, a chef’s kitchen and a Crestron system.

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Child is a Grammy nominee and a member of the Songwriter Hall of Fame. Among the songs he is best known for writing are: Kiss’ “I Was Made for Lovin’ You,” Jon Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer,” “You Give Love a Bad Name,” “Bad Medicine” and “Born to Be My Baby”; Aerosmith’s “Dude (Looks Like a Lady), “Angel”, “What It Takes” and “Crazy”; Cher’s “We All Sleep Alone” and “Just Like Jesse James”; Alice Cooper’s “Poison”; and Ricky Martin’s “The Cup of Life” and “Livin’ la Vida Loca” (which was nominated for “Song of the Year at the 2000’s Grammy Awards).

Louise Phillips Forbes, Jonathan Schulz, Jason Miller and Samantha Kirson of Halstead Property have the listing.

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