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.