What promises to be a very long season for the New York Mets is already off to a rough start, but we think we know what might cheer up star third basemen David Wright: Making a pile of cash on his Flatiron District penthouse. News broke in March that Wright had relocated to a $12,000-a-month rental in the Upper East Side's glassy Lucida building, and at the time we wondered when his 4,000-square-foot penthouse loft at 24 East 21st Street, known as Infinity Flats, would hit the market. Wonder no more. The 3BR/4.5BA spread, which Wright bought back in 2006 for $6.1 million, is now asking $7.85 million. Check out some of these flashy details.
Wright famously shut down the block so a crane could lift a hot tub up to his "ultimate bachelor pad," but the fun doesn't stop there. Some brokerbabble for you Flushing Faithful:
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.Not bad for a quiet ballplayer batting .229, right? Now if only Wright would donate the proceeds to the team's operating budget, then Mets fans would really have something to cheer about. CORE's Kirk Rundhaug has the listing, so maybe this mancave will wind up on a future episode of Selling New York.
· Listing: 24 East 21st Street #PH [CORE]
· When Will David Wright's 'Ultimate Bachelor Pad' Hit the Market? [Curbed]