Penthouse One at Walker Tower, the newly converted luxury condominium at 212 West 18th Street in Chelsea set a new record for a residential property in Manhattan, since went to contract for more than $50 million after less than one month on the market. The 23rd-floor condominium, has been listed by Property Markets Group and JDS Development Group. “Selling Penthouse One for north of $50 million has vindicated our belief that discerning buyers would understand and value the unique attributes of Walker Tower,” said Elliott Joseph, a principal at Property Markets Group. ”Walker Tower continues to be a record-breaker for good reason – quality, location, views and architecture,” said Michael Stern, founder of JDS Development Group.
The 5,955-square-foot penthouse with five bedrooms, five-and-a-half baths and three fireplaces features French herringbone oak flooring throughout, a living room, dining room, family room, master bedroom suite, and an 479 square feet outdoor terrace with 360-degree unobstructed and protected Manhattan views.. According to the listing, the penthouse also boasts “the largest tilt-and-turn windows in New York City” (10 feet tall and 5 feet wide!), a home automation system, a built-in humidification system, an iPod dock and electronic shade control.
Walker Tower – the brick and art deco building designed by architect Robert Walker, now houses 50 luxury condo units, many of which are in contract. Amenities of the building include a 24-hour doorman, a concierge, a fitness center with a yoga room and sauna, a common roof deck, dining room, observation area, sun lawn, and a covered cabana room.