In April the New York Times outed the penthouse at 31 West 21st Street as the apartment cast as the crash pad for Shia LaBeouf’s banker character in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, the sequel to Oliver Stone’s 1987 classic. The brokers said they were banking on the movie to provide marketing muscle for the 6,250-square-foot duplex (which has 3,500 additional square feet of outdoor space), and a $12-$14 million asking price was expected. With the movie set to come out in September, the Flatiron District condo has finally hit the market, for a surprise $15 million. Guess the flick is tracking well with test audiences!The Aligned Real Estate listing doesn’t actually have the price, though the StreetEasy page does. The penthouse, purchased for just $1.4 million in 2003—before the second level was built—has previously been on the market for as much as $16.5 million. Here’s a bit of the brokerbabble:
The lower level features roughly 3,300 square feet of open living/dining space with spectacular northern views, plus a media room, 2 wood burning fireplaces and 3 full bedrooms. The upper level features a dramatic master suite, including another wood burning fireplace, gigantic walk-in closet and a six fixture limestone bath, with radiant heat floors, Jacuzzi tub and rainhead shower. Also on the upper level is a large indoor entertainment area with wet bar, opening onto a park-like 3,300 square foot wrap terrace, all wired with a Bose indoor/outdoor sound system. Entertain one or one hundred in this trophy penthouse residence.
Yep, life’s a party, until the Blue Star deal blows up in your face and suddenly you’re in and out of rehab and hookers are your best friends and you wind up on a CBS sitcom selling third-rate punchlines to canned audience laughter. It’s the same old cautionary tale.