Manhattan, United States
A 12-room penthouse in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood is a combination of three apartments.
Charlie Martin, a Tennessee investor who previously worked in the health-care industry, had been visiting New York City for business since the late 1960s. The 73-year-old says he stayed in hotels while in the city. ‘It was a place I thought I’d like to have an apartment.’ So Mr. Martin and his wife, Shannon, bought this 12-room penthouse on West 15th Street in May 2009 for about $2.7 million.
The home is on two floors and is a combination of three apartments totaling about 3,000 square feet of space.
Mr. Martin says he spent about $200,000 in renovations over the years that include upgrading the kitchen and bathrooms. The kitchen offers Sub-Zero, Bosch and Viking stainless steel appliances.
Mr. Martin says he has conducted many business meetings with the wood-burning fireplace going. Above the fireplace is a collection of vases from New Mexico, he says.
The staircase leads to the terrace. Mr. Martin, who has two children, says living in the Chelsea neighborhood is ‘terrific.’ Mr. Martin says there are art galleries, good restaurants and 24-hour stores. His residence is also within walking distance of the High Line park and Union Square.
The Martins have the 1,200-square-foot terrace all to themselves and have a view of the Empire State Building. Mr. Martin says the rooftop would be the perfect place for the next buyer to grow a garden.
The master bedroom located on the upper level. The home has four bathrooms.
The den on the lower level of the home. When Mr. Martin isn’t entertaining business clients, he is down here with his family.
Here is the sitting room on the lower level.
While there are four bedrooms, one of the rooms can be converted into a fifth bedroom. Mr. Martin, who lives full-time in Nashville, says he and his wife are selling their place because they would like to find something smaller in Manhattan.
The property, listed with Ivana Tagliamonte and Kyle Haas of Halstead Property, has an asking price of $5.495 million.
Monday, February 01, 2016