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'Ultimate Soho Penthouse' Returns, Seeking $17.25 Million

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Ah, penthouse 6S at 459 West Broadway, we meet again. At our last encounter (after several photo shoots), billionaire Leonard Stern had purchased this property for $14.25 million. Stern (who bought the apartment from high-profile recruiter Joseph B. Goldsmith at a bit of a discount from the $16.5 million asking price) is the man who built the Tribeca Grand and Soho Grand hotels and donated his name to NYU's Stern School of Business. At the time of his buy, we wondered whether he'd picked up the penthouse as just another trophy. Maybe, maybe not?but after two and a half years, the romance is winding down. The property, which once described itself as the "ultimate Soho penthouse," is back on the market for $17.25 million (maintenance: $3,250/month).
Here's a bit of brokerbabble, complete with Random Capitalization:

Step off the private, key locked elevator past the vestibule and enter the spacious Dining Room. Its decorative fireplace creates a romantic vibe and 4 huge west facing windows add to the drama. The soaring double height 18 ceiling in the Great Room, features a magnificent wood-burning fireplace which reaches the ceiling. This Great Room is grand in proportions with a wall of glass that faces onto the upper terrace. The stunning wood, stainless and marble open kitchen connects the Great Room and Dining Room. Past the Great Room is the handsome Master Suite with decorative fireplace and 6 windows which face east and north. The Master Suite also has a generous sized master bath with beautiful finishes and a very spacious walk-in closet. Another bedroom with full bath is on this level, plus butlers pantry, home office and laundry room. The upper level features a balcony overlooking the Great Goom with 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths. The front terrace faces west has a wood-burning fireplace, an outdoor kitchen and a soaking pool. And the 4BR, 4.5BA unit is available furnished, if you happen to love what Stern's done with the place. Here's the floorplan:

· Listing: 459 West Broadway, Apt. PH6S [Corcoran via StreetEasy]
· 459 West Broadway coverage [Curbed]

459 West Broadway

459 West Broadway, New York, NY