$47.5M Walker Tower Penthouse Finds Buyer

Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 07:49 PM
Walker Tower Penthouse - Fire place
Walker Tower Penthouse - kitchen
Walker Tower Penthouse - living room
Walker Tower Penthouse - views
Walker Tower Penthouse - city views
Walker Tower Penthouse - penthouse 2 - floor plan

Once upon a time, everybody wanted their high-rise living rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows that boasted jaw-dropping views as far as the eye can see. Well, those times are over. The mega-luxury towers being built today are being thrust skywards as high as the concrete and steel can carry them, so they’ve got to have more than just living-room views. And the newest must-have amenity is the bathtub view! Admittedly, taking in a skyline view while enjoying the hot, relaxing satisfaction of luxuriating in a bubble bath isn’t something one would turn down. 

So how much is it worth? In the case of the Walker Tower penthouse (PH2), it’s $47.5 million! Yes, this penthouse just went into contract and was listed for $47.5 million. As we head into the end of the year, it’s safe to say that it’s going to be among the top five of Chelsea’s most expensive apartments sold. Actually, it’s about time the apartment found a buyer—it’s been on the market for roughly a year.

Besides its stunning bathtub view, the full-floor penthouse offers floor-to-ceiling windows, a grand, north-facing terrace, three wood-burning fireplaces (unfortunately, not next to the bathtub), unobstructed 360-degree views of the skyline, oak flooring spread over the entire 6,738 square feet, five bedrooms, and five bathrooms.

Walker Tower is a 23-story luxury condominium building at 212 West 18th Street. Built originally as apartments in 1912, it was converted to condominiums in 2012. Amenities include a gym, sauna, steam room, 24/7 concierge, children’s playroom, and a library.