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15 Central Park West Flipper Likes His Breakfast in Bed

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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but don't tell that to the owners of unit #14H in 15 Central Park West. The Limestone Jesus's apartments have big breakfast rooms connected to the kitchens that are perfect for snacking on take-out from Pop-Tarts World, but do you know what's more valuable than a one-bedroom apartment in 15 Central Park West? A two-bedroom apartment in 15 Central Park West. And so, this new-to-market apartment?which has already sold twice in two years?has been de-breakfested!

The 1,340-square-foot apartment originally sold for $2.688 million in 2008 as 1BR/2BA. But nothing in 15 CPW stays un-flipped for long, so it was soon back on the market for $4.95 million. The price kept falling, the seller became motivated, and in May the apartment finally sold for $3.75 million to Greenwich-based investor Peter O. Scannell. Only it was suddenly a 2BR/2BA, a wall having gone up to divide the breakfast room from the kitchen. It's a nice-sized bedroom, but there's no window, so according to the city it's not technically a bedroom at all (a broker no-no that's rarely enforced).

Now, just three months later, the newly transformed apartment is again on the market, this time for $3.995 million, an increase in value of $2,882 per day! Here's the new floorplan, which still calls the place a 1BR in the old stats. That en-suite master bathroom sure looks roomy. Maybe pop a sleeping bag in there and go 3BR?


· Listing: 15 Central Park West #14H [StreetEasy]
· 15 Central Park West coverage [Curbed]

15 Central Park West

15 Central Park West, Manhattan, NY 10023