A full-floor penthouse at the top of Walker Tower, a newly converted luxury condominium in Chelsea, sold for more than $50 million, setting a new record for the most expensive home ever sold in Downtown Manhattan.
The 5,955-square-foot, five-bedroom apartment takes up the entire 24th floor of Walker Tower, an Art Deco office building converted to condos.
The luxury apartment has a private south-facing terrace and floor-to-ceiling windows on all four sides, allowing views of the Statue of Liberty, the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building. The unit also has nearly 13-foot-high coffered ceilings and three wood-burning fireplaces.
Walker Tower was originally designed by architect Ralph Walker and converted into 47 luxury apartments by JDS Development Group.