Inside Actor Vincent Gallo’s Swanky Penthouse Loft

If someone could clue us into why film director and actor Vincent Gallo would ever want to part ways with his jaw-dropping Los Angeles penthouse loft, we'd appreciate the scoop. According to the L.A. Times, Gallo, who has starred in Essential Killing and The Brown Bunny, just re-listed his sweet pad for $2.599 million. The four-story penthouse boasts exposed brick, soaring ceilings, floating-style staircases, maple flooring, and three outdoor private terraces. Click through the photo gallery to check out how cool this property truly is.

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If someone could clue us into why film director and actor Vincent Gallo would ever want to part ways with his jaw-dropping Los Angeles penthouse loft, we'd appreciate the scoop. According to the <em><a href="http://articles.latimes.com/2012/feb/02/business/la-fi-hotprop-vincent-gallo-20120202" target="_blank">L.A. Times</a></em>, Gallo, who has starred in <em>Essential Killing</em> and <em>The Brown Bunny</em>, just re-listed his sweet pad for $2.599 million.
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Gallo picked up the live/work loft back in 2009 for $2.34 million. Not only is the guy an actor, director, singer and songwriter, but he's apparently a real estate guru as well, according to <em><a href="http://la.curbed.com/archives/2012/02/vincent_gallo_selling_former_nic_cage_biscuit_lofts_penthouse.php" target="_blank">Curbed</a></em>. Gallo reportedly boasts a "vast real estate portfolio" that includes other properties in the area. Well, one thing is for certain: Gallo has great taste.
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The four-story penthouse loft unit measures 4,300 square feet and includes this massive living space replete with industrial-sized windows, sandblasted exposed brick walls, and one-inch thick maple flooring. The property has been on and off the market for about a year.
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Ascend the floating staircase (or take the private elevator) and enter the lofted master suite, which is one of two bedrooms in the downtown L.A. crib. The master bedroom boasts an adjoining bathroom, exposed brick walls, and large paned-glass windows.
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A look down into the master bedroom. Those seeking privacy need not apply.
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A sweeping view of the floating M.C. Escher-inspired staircases, and the living and dining rooms, which meld together to create one grand entertainment space.
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The home is so large that you can truly separate the live-work spaces. Here, there's a pool table, lounge area, and a mini-photo studio. Gallo himself never really decamped to this swanky penthouse, but rented the lavish pad to Nicholas Cage.
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A closer look at the mini photo studio where previous tenant Nic Cage could've honed his photography skills. <em>Curbed</em> reports that Cage loved the spot so much he asked Gallo if he could renew his lease, but Gallo wanted to sell instead.
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If four floors weren't enough, the loft comes with three outdoor private terraces, all which total 3,100 square feet of outdoor living space. Here's a view of the outdoor movie theater.
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The home, which is perched atop what was once the West Coast headquarters of the National Biscuit Co., boasts 360-degree views of the entire L.A. basin area. And, the home is categorized as a Los Angeles Historical-Cultural Monument meaning that residents pay a totally reduced property tax under the Mills Act. We know that phrase "reduced property tax" piqued your interest!
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A look at the second private and uber swanky outdoor terrace, which you can only access via the staircase through the master bedroom. All terraces are totally private. There's also a 24-hour doorman in case you're worried about unwanted visitors.
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There's nothing like an awesome SoCal sunset to cap off a long day, especially when you can enjoy it from the 3,100 square feet of outdoor and rooftop terraces in this loft pad.
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Gallo's home features 2.5 bathrooms total.
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While the entire spread is gigantic, the home comes with a very small kitchen, so if you're looking for a luxurious chef's kitchen this probably isn't the right crib for you.
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Another view of the sleek kitchen area, which sits adjacent to the living and dining rooms.
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A look at the outdoor dining room. HOAs for the building will run about $874 per month, but that includes three private parking spaces, a doorman, and access to the historic building's amenities such as their pool, gym, fire pit and barbecues.
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While the home has an in-house elevator, we have a feeling Nic Cage got a workout in climbing up and down all these staircases when he lived here.
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Forget the beach (after all, who wants to drive an hour to Malibu?), and instead, lay out in this private sun-drenched terrace.
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Built in 1925, the <em>L.A. Times</em> reports that Linear City renovated the former Nabisco Bakery back in 2007 into 104 live-work lofts. All residents can take advantage of the factory-turned-loft building's sweet amenities including the 75-foot-long saline swimming pool.
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