The man who bought two combined East Village penthouses connected by a 1,000 pound slide will host a final party before the slide is removed, The New York Post reported.Daniel Gieschen, a Canadian who amassed his wealth by selling a software company, is the owner of the joined apartments located in the East Village’s A Building on East 13th Street, Curbed New York reports. He paid $3.3 million for the residence.
The listing broker Elizabeth Kee of the real estate group CORE tells the Post that Gieschen will invite all of his friends over for one final party, before donating the slide to a children’s museum or a charity.
The stainless steel slide runs from the upper apartment into the living and dining room areas of the lower floor. There’s also a staircase for those who would rather not shoot down the 18-foot-high space.
The original owner Phil Galfond, a 27-year-old professional poker player, spent close to $300,000 combining the two luxury apartments and building and installing the slide by crane. The slide was made by Natural Structures of Oregon at the behest of Turett Collaborative Architects in New York. Galfond also added a game room and a terrace putting green, according to Curbed.
Galfond originally listed the bi-level pad back in February for $3.99 million, before settling for the final sale price of $3.3 million this month.
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