Mets third baseman David Wright has been looking for a big payout from the sale of his Flatiron penthouse. Wright relocated to a $12,000/month rental at the Upper East Side's Lucida?actually a downsize from his 4,000-square-foot pad at 24 East 21st Street's Infinity Flats?and listed the Flatiron loft for $7.85 million. The $6.1 million he paid for it in 2006 left him with a margin for a healthy profit, but that margin is rapidly shrinking. The PriceChopper has returned to the listing again and again, administering a series of small cuts. The latest, just $200,000, brings the ask down to $6.75 million.
The apartment has some of our favorite brokerbabble in recent memory:
The great room is defined by a salt-water aquarium and a gas fireplace with glass and stone. The floor-through layout offers three bedrooms including an oversized master suite, a large media room featuring a wall of five flat-screen TVs, four and half stunning bathrooms plus a home office with bathroom en suite. The eat-in kitchen features professional appliances, tremendous storage and a marble island with wine cooler as well as space for a full-sized dining table. One flight upstairs, the roof deck is fully equipped with enclosed hot tub, sound system and gas grill. The hot tub is the same one Wright needed to shut down the block to install via crane. Irresistible, no?
· 24 East 21st Street #PH [StreetEasy]
· David Wright coverage [Curbed]