Avalanche center Nathan McKinnon may be on top of his game, but he’s no longer staying at the top of The Coloradan.
According to public records, in early September, the hockey star sold his penthouse unit on the 19th floor of the condominium building at 1750 Vavatta St. for $3.1 million.
This is less than the $100,000 paid for it in 2019, the year the building next to Union Station was completed.
McKinnon purchased the unit through a company called the Shane Falco Trust, a reference to Keanu Reeves’ character in the 2000 comedy “The Replacement”. He listed the unit for sale this May, seeking $3.5 million, records show. Tamara Cooper of LIV Sotheby’s International Realty represented McKinnon at the sale.
The Avalanche picked McKinnon for the first time in the 2013 NHL draft. In eight seasons with the team, he has 210 goals, 350 assists and three All-Star games.
Eric Hochstein, CEO of Nebraska-based International Spices Fremont, purchased the property from McKinnon on Sept. 2, records show. A week later, he leased it to another professional athlete for nine months for $18,000 a month, according to Susan Chong, the buyer’s agent for Iconic Real Estate.
Sean Devine with Slate Real Estate Advisors represented the new undisclosed tenant.
“The goal is to lease it for the next few years until the buyer figures out what he wants to do with the property over the long term,” Chong said.
The two-bedroom, three-bathroom unit is one of seven penthouses on the top floor of the building. Interior designer Anna Lambiot of Studio Lambiot selected finishes, custom furniture, and decor for the penthouse.
It includes a 187-square-foot balcony accessible through Nanawall accordion doors, a large primary suite with a fireplace, walk-in closet, and a spa-like bathroom, and a marble waterfall island, custom cabinetry and topsoil. There is also a gourmet kitchen. Off-the-line, built-in Sub Zero and Wolf equipment.
“The house was always known as the coolest house in The Coloradan,” Chong said. “It’s on a corner with unobstructed views of the pool deck, downtown, Union Station, and the Southern Mountains.”