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Massive Chelsea Penthouse Hits Market for $47.5M

By Mathew Katz | November 20, 2013 6:51am
 Penthouse Two at Walker Tower is on the market for $47.5 million.
Penthouse Two at Walker Tower is on the market for $47.5 million.
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CHELSEA — If you want to soar above the rest in this neighborhood, you're going to need some serious cash. 

One of the most expensive apartments to ever hit the market in Chelsea is now up for sale. Penthouse Two, which takes up the entire 23rd floor of Walker Tower, is going for $47.5 million.

The luxury condo building at 212 W. 18th St. made headlines earlier this month for setting a new price record with the sale of its top-floor penthouse for more than $50 million.

One floor down, the still-under-construction Penthouse Two is a luxurious palace itself. The 6,516-square-foot apartment has five bedrooms, five-and-a-half bathrooms and 463 square feet of outdoor space — along with an 8-foot-tall solid oak door.

But it's not just about the space. The pricey pad offers a host of luxuries, like three wood-burning fireplaces — including one in the bathroom — along with radiant heating, French herringbone wood flooring and 10-foot-tall tilt-and-turn windows.

The kitchen features a Sub-Zero refrigerator, marble and limestone countertops and a Viking cooktop and double wall oven.

"There is no other building in Manhattan like Walker Tower," said Elliott Joseph of Property Markets Group, which developed the penthouse with JDS Development Group, in a statement.

"Like Penthouse One, which resulted in a record-breaking contract signing in just a month’s time, we expect equally strong interest in the even larger Penthouse Two.”

Built in 1929, Walker Tower was renovated into 47 condos by the architects at Cetra/Ruddy. The building has a 24-hour doorman, a library lounge with bar, a fitness center, yoga room, sauna and roof deck.

Penthouse Two is being marketed by Douglas Elliman.