Why anyone would take the effort to remove a custom-designed slide from a home is completely mindboggling, but lo, that is what the buyer of the A Building penthouse did. And evidently, slide removal increases a condo's value by $1.1 million because the unit just returned to market for $5.45 million. The one-time fun house sold to a software millionaire for $3.3 million in 2012, and the buyer always intended to renovate the apartment and remove the slide, but it's still sad to see it gone. The 2,700-square-foot place is now incredibly normal, with four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and two terraces.
· Listing: 425 East 13th Street, PHFG [City Connections via StreetEasy]
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· 425 East 13th Street archives [Curbed]