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Funky Tribeca pad gets a staid makeover, returns for $10.25M

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The four-bedroom corner condo on the seventh floor of 408 Greenwich Street is back on the market, but oh, how things can change in a year.

Where last we left it, the apartment was dripping with ridiculous ornate finishes, from the translucent octopod chandeliers over the dining room ("vaguely frightening," observed the Observer) to the over-the-top fantasy children’s room (hot pink carpet, hot pink walls). For all its whimsy, though, place ended up selling for $9.25 million, a few figures short of its original $10.75 million asking price.

Since then, it appears the seventh-floor Tribeca home has had a bit of a makeover, trading in its old aesthetic — let us call it "fanciful madness" — for something hyper-contemporary, with geometric fixtures. (Goodbye, octopus chandeliers! Goodbye, incredible array of plush seating arrangements!)

But if the look has changed, the apartment’s many fundamental luxuries remain the same: now listed for $10.25 million, the place still has floor-to-ceiling windows with Hudson River views, wide-plank walnut flooring, and a wood-burning fireplace; it still has striking zebra wood cabinets and all-brand-name everything. And of course, it still boasts access by private lock-and-key elevator. The 100-bottle wine refrigerator hasn’t gone anywhere either.