There's real estate porn, and then there's the Central Village triplex penthouse at 704 Broadway (@ 4th St/Washington Place), the lofty loft owned by Israeli investor Jonathan Leitersdorf. On the market for the last two years (the original asking price of $27 million was reduced to $20 million), the luxe loft's ginormous three floors and copious outdoor space?including this in-roof swimming pool?couldn't get any love. But now, Gabriel Sherman reports, two interested parties are vying for it. A classic case of inane celebrity one-upsmanship, or mere textbook narcissism? Time will tell.
· Listing: 704 Broadway, triplex penthouse [Douglas Elliman]
· Meet the $20m Loft [Manhattan Transfers]
[Inside: the dizzying floorplans, with more photos]