Residents of Robert A.M. Stern’s überpricey condo building at 15 Central Park West are known for their ambitious flips, and this 28th-floor apartment is no exception. It’s owned by Gina Lin Chu, wife of Nautica founder David Chu (Michael Gross’s 2014 book on the Limestone Jesus refers to her as his “estranged” wife, so there’s that), who snagged it in 2010 for the not-so-obscene sum of $11.4 million (relatively speaking, anyway—this is the building that once had a $65 million duplex listed).
Now, six years later, she’s looking to sell with an asking price of $18.8 million. (It’s also available as a $29,000/month rental, if that’s more someone’s speed.)
Situated on the 28th floor in one of the building’s limestone towers, the space itself is rather bland: it’s spread out over 2,367 square feet, and per the listing, it’s been “architecturally designed to capture mesmerizing panoramas.” Translation: There are big windows, white walls, and not too much else that’s distinctive about the place. There’s plenty of storage (thanks to a plethora of built-ins, as well as a huge walk-in closet), a fancy chef’s kitchen, and of course, those Central Park views. Whether or not it’s worth close to $20 million remains to be seen.