The excitement a poker player feels when he’s about to reveal a royal flush? That’s the same anticipation we’ve felt while waiting for the Wall Street Journal to share the news about CORE’s latest high-profile listing: A duplex penthouse in the East Village’s premiere new development, the A Building, owned by poker ace Phil Galfond. There are many details that make this penthouse a stunner, but let’s start with the most eye-popping one: The sculptural steel slide that connects the two floors. This unique architectural detail was added when Galfond combined a pair of deuces (two two-bedroom units, that is) into what is now a 2,500-square-foot home accessed via private key-locked elevator. There’s also a custom Italian-made Rintal staircase for a more traditional path between the upper and lower levels.
The $3.99 million condo, with two bedrooms (convertible to four) and four bathrooms, also features an 18-foot atrium, two glass-walled terraces, a media/game room and a private roof deck. The A Building is a full service luxury condominium with a 24-hour doorman and concierge, a rooftop sundeck with swimming pool and cabanas, a courtyard garden and a full fitness center. Check out the listing from CORE’s Lindsee Silverstein and Elizabeth Kee for more amazing photos, including the glass billiards table. For another glimpse of the slide that has everyone talking, see below.