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Another Member of U2 Tries to Exit Eldorado

For many years, the twin towers of the Eldorado on Central Park West have been a quiet refuge for the Irish rockers of U2.

Bono, the group’s celebrated frontman, sold his co-op there in 2008 after buying a bigger apartment farther down the street.

Now, Bono’s high-school chum and bass player, Adam Clayton, has put his own three-bedroom co-op at the Eldorado on the market for $8.695 million.

The listing, by Emma and Michael Kerins of Halstead Property, shows a large co-op on the fourth floor with a 38-foot-long gallery, a formal dining room and seven large windows facing Central Park.

That large space was re-created by Mr. Clayton. During weaker times when the apartment was a rental, it had been chopped up into two separate units.

Mr. Clayton bought them in two transactions in the early 1990s and recombined them, according to Linda Reiner, a broker at Warburg Realty, who has lived at the Eldorado for three decades.

One apartment was purchased for $620,000 in 1993 and the other went for $430,000 the following January, according to transaction records compiled by Jonathan Miller an appraiser and president of Miller Samuel Inc.

The co-op was listed without fanfare earlier this month by Ms. Kerins, who declined to discuss it. A representative of U2 referred a caller to Ms. Kerins.

When Mr. Clayton renovated, he modified the apartment’s original layout. He eliminated one small bedroom in what had been a four-bedroom apartment to create a master-bedroom suite, with a large bathroom and a 9-by-10-foot dressing room.

Two maids’ rooms were replaced with a 22-foot-long eat-in kitchen with a butler’s pantry.

The Eldorado is one of a number of Central Park West cooperatives that have welcomed celebrities over the years, and its roster over the years including Garrison Keillor, Faye Dunaway and Michael J. Fox.

Last December, actor Alec Baldwin, sold his apartment on the 22nd floor for $9.5 million, after he moved downtown. Musician Moby sold a four-story Eldorado penthouse for $6.7 million, after it had languished on the market for two years.

“Central Park West is basically friendly to celebrities, but nobody wants someone who will disturb the quality of life,” Ms. Reiner said.

Bono sold his 16th-floor apartment at the Eldorado for $4.9 million. He had purchased the co-op for about the $14.5 million asking price, brokers said, from Steve Jobs, the Apple Inc. AAPL -0.21% co-founder who had renovated the unit but never moved in.

It isn’t clear why Mr. Clayton decided to sell now.

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