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Toll Brothers sued by angry buyer whose artwork won't fit in her new condo

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The lawsuit concerns Toll Brothers’s Flatiron condo building

A rendering of 55 West 17th Street.
Courtesy of Toll Brothers City Living

Toll Brothers City Living’s Flatiron condo is at the center of a lawsuit concerning … artwork? Yep! A buyer who was in contract to buy a $10.5 million apartment there alleges the sellers misrepresented the size of the condo and the buyer is now unable to fit her artwork in the apartment, Luxury Listings NYC reports.

In this latest odd lawsuit concerning New York City real estate, the buyer, Marjorie Levine, claims that sales agent on the property lied about the ceiling height on the condo, and made her believe that they would be just under 10 mfeet tall.

That made Levine believe that her artwork would fit comfortably in the space, though she was unable to inspect the apartment despite repeated requests, the lawsuit alleges.

Levine first visited the sales office for the development in November 2015, the lawsuit alleges. It wasn’t until February 2016, after repeated requests, that she was shown ceiling plans which showed lower heights than anticipated. When she was finally able to see the condo in May 2016, the heights were lower still.

Now, Levine is looking to get back her $1 million down payment, and the payment she put down for the storage units and parking there, according to LLNYC. Toll Brothers declined to comment on the matter.

The Morris Adjmi-designed building comes with 52 apartments and is located at 55 West 17th Street. Sales launched in September 2015 with apartments starting at $1.59 million. Most of its condos are already in contract.