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Chelsea duplex with an Annabelle Selldorf-designed remodel returns for less

Curbed // Apr 17, 2017

A Chelsea duplex with a renovation by Annabelle Selldorf has returned to market with a slightly smaller asking price. The duplex at 213 West 23rd Street, the former McBurney YMCA, hit the market alongside some glowing New York Times coverage for $14.5 million back in October 2016, Alas, it was not enough to push a sale.

The apartment’s back, having swapped brokerage firms from Compass to Core, and with price reduction to $12.95 million. When the apartment first hit the market, the Times noted it’s owned by Beverley Kerzner, daughter of a famed South African hotelier, who picked it up for $8.35 million in 2007. (The Times piece also mentions that the West 23rd Street building figures prominently in the music video for the Village People’s “YMCA,” which, great.)

As for the apartment itself, it’s clean-lined in a Selldorf kind of way, and includes radiant-heated anthracite ceramic tile floors; an extra-long marble kitchen island with room for six seats; and a corner master suite with a wood-burning fireplace, a master bedroom with a dual vanity with teak countertops, and a walk-in closet.

The condo, formerly the YMCA’s gym and running track, covers 7,000 square feet and includes four bedrooms, three full baths, and one half bath. Emily Beare at Core holds the listing.

Original Article: Curbed