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15 Central Park West's Ugliest Apartment Goes FSBO

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Condos in the Limestone Jesus continue to sell for $4,000 a foot, and wealthy CEOs are still dying to get inside. There is easy money to be made for anyone lucky enough to get in early at 15 Central Park West, so who needs a broker hogging all that commission? That's the thought in #2D, which has just been listed as a FSBO, or for sale by owner. But, um, maybe the seller could use some advice from a professional, because we're pretty sure that everything about this is absolutely insane.

The apartment is a 2,200-square-foot two-bedroom (with 2.5 bathrooms) that sold for $4.327 million to Amy Kit Ming Mak, who also appears to own a $1.7 million condo in the nearby Time Warner Center. The apartment is on the rear of the second floor of 15 CPW's shorter House building, and it doesn't look like there's a Central Park view (but there is a terrace). It did go the broker route for a bit, asking $7.18 million for a six-month period that ended in April. Now that it has returned to the market as a FSBO, the owner has upped the asking price to $8.5 million, nearly double the original sale price.

And then there's the little matter of the decor. Wow, the decor. Would Robert A.M. Stern still be dancing on the concierge desk if he knew what was going on right over his head? We separated the floorplan from the gallery for the benefit of our squeamish readers. Please tell us if we're mistaken when we say we've just landed in Crazyville.


· Listing: 15 Central Park West #2D [StreetEasy]
· 15 Central Park West coverage [Curbed]

15 Central Park West

15 Central Park West, Manhattan, NY 10023