UPDATE Sept. 24, 10:30am: Walker Tower’s largest, priciest penthouse went on the market today, with a record-reaching $55 million price tag, The Real Deal reported. The top-level, full-floor apartment measures approximately 6,000 square feet.
You know the Art Deco drill: Walker Tower in Chelsea is 70 percent sold.
The Ralph Walker-designed beauty, first built in 1929, has 35 out of 50 units in contract. The five units currently available at the 212 West 18th building range from a $8.25 million three-bedroom to a $14 million penthouse measuring 3,396 square feet.
CetraRuddy restored the building’s fancy-accordion brick facade, as well as the Art Deco ornamentation.
More than half of the condos have private terraces. Residences feature radiant floor heating, French herringbone oak flooring, ceiling heights up to 14 feet, in-unit washer/dryers, Crestron home automation systems and built-in humidification systems.
Amenities include a 24-hour attended lobby, concierge, landscaped common roof deck with dining area and covered cabana room, gym, yoga room, sauna, steam room, children’s playroom, library lounge with pantry and bar, bicycle storage and refrigerated storage.
Douglas Elliman is marketing the property. Also, go look at the adorably retro illustrations and text in the official site’s “Engineering” section. Sample: “King Kong can’t touch this… The structure could easily bear an impregnable steel vault, a fleet of armored vehicles or a nation’s store of gold bullion. Erected in 1929, an age of dreadnoughts and blockbuster bearing zeppelins, it was designed to withstand great stresses, perhaps even a stock market crash.”
Why, that’s just the bee’s pajamas. Or the cat’s knees. Let’s blouse.