From the Curbed Inbox comes this gem of a listing posted yesterday: a 2 bed/2 bath third-floor unit in The Porter House, which the brokerbabble labels "a decadent chic Meatpacking loft" as well as an "unparalleled and distinctive residence." Maybe that's because, in addition to the Macassar Ebony, Venetian plaster, English Sycamore bookcases, Jatoba hardwood floors, Baccarat chandeliers and Lutron lighting, the apartment also comes with one less savory amenity: a brassy stripper pole, smack-dab in the middle of the foyer.
It's too bad, because the apartment?which is going for a cool $3.995 million, or $25K a month (furnished)?is pretty nice-looking, despite the wood paneling and slightly blingy chandeliers. The pole might even be adding value, given that the same apartment one floor up (#4W) is on the market for $250,000 less. The building apparently used to be a wine warehouse and distribution facility before it was converted into 22 condos in 2003... but now we know another one of its former uses. Oh yes, we do.
· Official listing for 66 Ninth Avenue, #3W [Citi Habitats]
· More on The Porter House [Streeteasy]
· Other Funky Friday Listings [Curbed]
· More stripper pole coverage [Curbed]