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Walker Tower, 212 West 18th Street, #PH2

$85,000 ($151 per ft2) | 5 beds, 5 baths | Approx. 6,738 ft2

Key Details

  • Listed Jun 12, 2020
    Building Type Condominium
    Neighborhood Chelsea

Description

Penthouse Two (PH2) at Walker Tower is an unparalleled full floor residence of grand proportions, masterfully designed by Ralph Walker. Over 6,700 interior square feet and nearly 500 square feet of private outdoor space. Penthouse Two offers awe-inspiring, unobstructed 360-degree views of the skyline, harbor and rivers, captivated through dramatic floor-to-ceiling tilt-and-turn windows.

The magnificent space includes five gracious bedrooms, five-and-a-half well-appointed baths, three wood-burning fireplaces, and a spacious north-facing terrace. Penthouse Two presents French herringbone oak flooring equipped with radiant heating throughout, coffered ceilings, and custom-designed millwork and lighting. Fully pre-wired with the latest technological conveniences, the residence offers a Crestron Home Automation System, a built-in humidification system, an ultra-quiet central air conditioning system and a dedicated ventilation system.

Custom Smallbone of Devizes kitchen features marble and limestone countertops, Dornbracht fixtures, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, wine cooler and under-counter refrigerator/freezer drawers, an induction cooktop, wall oven and warming drawer by Viking, speed oven and built-in coffee maker by Miele, and a Franke water filtration system. All bathrooms have custom marble details and the master bath offers a freestanding cast iron bathtub, a steam shower with body sprays and rain, handheld and standard showerheads by Waterworks as well as a Waterworks heated towel rack. This impeccable residence was built for the comfort of living and entertaining.

The floorplan was meticulously created in such that the bedrooms are conveniently separated from the living, dining, and kitchen quarters. Walker Tower's comprehensive amenities and services package includes a 24-hour doorman, concierge, library lounge with pantry and bar, refrigerated storage for deliveries, fitness center with yoga room and sauna, children's playroom, bike storage room, and landscaped common roof deck with dining area, sun lawn, observation area and covered cabana room. Walker Tower is the historic restoration and expansion of a former telephone building designed in 1929 by Ralph Walker into the finest luxury apartment building in New York City.

The conversion incorporated the building's original design details and includes all of the conveniences of modern, upscale residential living. The elaborate brick facade has been painstakingly restored and new facade elements have been constructed in the spirit of the Art Deco ornamentation that Ralph Walker made famous through architectural masterpieces in New York City. Conveniently located within walking distance to some of the finest restaurants such as, L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon, Okuda, Del Posto, and Eleven Madison Park.

Also a short walk to Wholefoods, The Whitney Museum, Chelsea Market, Google HQ, and several parks such as the Highline, Madison Square Park, Union Square Park, and Washington Square Park. This spectacular residence must be seen in person to be truly appreciated!

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Apartment Amenities

  • Furnished
  • Wood Burning Fireplace

Pricing History

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About Walker Tower, 212 West 18th Street

92

Walker Tower, 212 West 18th Street has received a CityRealty Rating of 92, based on:

 
Architecture

Anything above 30 is remarkable, from 20-29 is distinguished and from 11-19 is average, while below 11 is below average.

 
Location

Anything above 27 is remarkable, from 18-26 is distinguished and from 9-17 is average, while below 9 is below average.

 
Features

Anything above 22 is remarkable, from 16-21 is distinguished and from 9-15 is average, while below 9 is below average.

Rating Summary

28
Out of 44
+
27
Out of 36
+
27
Out of 39
+
10
=
92
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Very Distinguished 7 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
Attractive 4 out of 5 points
Canopy Entrance:
Dramatic 3 out of 3 points
Alterations:
Well Done 1 out of 2 points
Plaza Or Atrium:
None 0 out of 3 points
Contextual Design:
No, but Very Good 3 out of 3 points
Skyline:
Highly Visible 2 out of 2 points
Local Visibility:
Highly Visible 2 out of 2 points
Watertank:
Attractively Enclosed 2 out of 2 points
Airconditioners:
Not Allowed 2 out of 2 points
Free Standing:
No 0 out of 2 points
Gargoyles:
None 0 out of 2 points
Garden:
None 0 out of 2 points
Fenestration:
Consistent 1 out of 1 points
Landmark:
No 0 out of 2 points
Unity:
Unified Design 1 out of 1 points
Illumination:
None 0 out of 1 points
Water Element:
None 0 out of 1 points

Location Rating: Points Breakdown

Street Ambience:
Very Attractive with Trees 4 out of 5 points
Distance To Neighborhood Center:
Less than 10 blocks 5 out of 5 points
Views:
Impressive 3 out of 4 points
Neighborhood Ambience:
Very Attractive 3 out of 3 points
Traffic Noise:
Very Little 3 out of 3 points
Protected Views:
Only Top Floors 1 out of 2 points
Distance To Subway:
3-5 Short Blocks 1 out of 2 points
Firedepartment Noise:
No Noise 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Supermarket:
3-5 Short Blocks 1 out of 2 points
Distance To Park:
More than 6 Short Blocks 0 out of 2 points
Distance To Water:
More than 6 Short Blocks 0 out of 2 points
Shopping:
5 or less Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Schools:
No Noise 1 out of 1 points
Noise From Nightlife:
None 1 out of 1 points

Features Rating: Points Breakdown

Lobby:
Stunning 5 out of 5 points
Units Per Floor:
3-4 3 out of 5 points
Ceiling:
11-14 Feet 3 out of 4 points
Balconies:
Very Attractive 3 out of 3 points
Health Club:
Yes 1 out of 2 points
Private Gardens:
None 0 out of 2 points
Storage Rooms:
Considerable 2 out of 2 points
Bay Windows:
None 0 out of 1 points
Fireplaces:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Door Person:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Concierge:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Elevator Person:
None 0 out of 1 points
Recreational Roof:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Driveway:
None 0 out of 1 points
Maids Room:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Catering:
None 0 out of 1 points
Garage:
None 0 out of 1 points
Mixed Use:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Non Rectilinear Form:
No 0 out of 1 points
Unusual Layouts:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Prewar:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Other Amenities:
Many 2 out of 2 points
  • Condo
  • Built in 1929
  • 47 Apartments
  • 22 Floors

Building Amenities

  • Conversion Year: 2012
  • Concierge
  • FT Doorman
  • High-Rise
  • Pre War
  • Resident Storage
  • Central AC
  • Health Club
  • Rooftop Terrace
  • Washer/Dryer in building
  • Elevator
  • Mail Room
  • Children's Playroom
  • Lounge
  • Fitness Center
  • Outdoor Entertainment Space
  • In-Unit Washer/Dryer
  • Bike Room
  • Fireplaces
  • Terraces / Balconies

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Pros
  • Designed by Ralph Thomas Walker
  • Roof deck
  • Gym
  • Package room
  • Bicycle room
  • Pets allowed
  • Concierge
  • Doorman
  • High ceilings
  • Spacious apartments
  • Handsome lobby
  • Grand entrance
  • Art Deco detailing
  • Close to Subway
Cons
  • No garage
  • Many apartments
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