Penthouse Forum

  • 19 Dec 2006 at 11:05 AM
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Penthouse Forum

west23rdstreet.jpgWith Wall Street bonus season upon us, it’s time start spending. Maybe you loosen up, blow some at the craps table, score everyone in your family one of those great chairs at the Sharper Image, have some nice dinners and spring for the dwarf-toss at your best buddy’s bachelor party. Now what? Real estate. In that spirit, DealBreaker.com and Curbed.com have joined forces to create Penthouse Forum, a new weekly series that reviews properties suitable for blowing even the biggest of bonuses. (Curbed picks the properties, and Dealbreaker reviews ‘em.) Let’s begin.
Today’s property is a penthouse found at 213 West 23rd Street. In Chelsea, obviously. Chelsea’s not really our jamPenthouseForum.jpg but it does have the distinction of being above the riffraff that run around below 14th street and below the abomination that is midtown. If you work on Wall Street it’s a bit of a hike, but be honest now-you’re getting home most nights in the towncar anyway.
The duplex is equipped with, as the broker puts it, “drama through-out.” Oh yes. May sound odd at first, but say it a couple of times and you’ll realize that this is pretty fantastic-you know how when you’re hosting a dinner party and it’s always more fun if a couple of your guests get into a brawl of some sort? Now you don’t have to worry that everyone will just tritely “get along,” because this space itself is guaranteed to provoke problems.

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