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The sprawling duplex is back on the market! 213 West 23rd Street; Image via Core

A uniquely laid out 4-bedroom duplex is back to the Chelsea market —only now it has been relisted at a discounted price. The stunning unit was initially listed at $14.5 million back in October 2016 but, as CurbedNY points out, didn't manage to land a buyer despite glowing accolades from The New York Times. 

Now, the generously sized unit has exchanged hands (from Compass to Core) and has been relisted at $12,950,000 —a generous $2 million markdown. The Annabelle Selldorf-renovated home boasts 4-bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and gets bragging rights for its locations in one of Chelsea's finest landmarks, the former McBurney YMCA.

Unit #8N features a lightness that makes many industrial lofts seem stark and grim in comparison. With 30-foot, double-height ceilings, and enormous casement windows framing the entire apartment —the entire residence is privy to sun-dazzling west exposures, whichever way you turn. The multilevel apartment sprawls to an unparalleled size of 7,000 square feet that is tiled with radiant-heated ceramic flooring throughout, and connecting the two stories is a stylish glass-enclosed walnut staircase. Another notable feature is the unit's automated Crestron heating/cooling systems, and the original steel beams that ornate the ceilings. These features, along with the two wood-burning fireplaces (one in the living room, another in the master bedroom), guarantee warm and comfy winters ahead!
Open concept kitchen with an extra long marble island
A closer look at the high-end kitchen; Image via Core
The adjacent dining area; Image via Core
The upstairs living room alcove includes a wood-burning fireplace; Image via Core

The open concept chef's kitchen is every chef's dream come true: it's endowed with an extra-long, marble island fit for 6 seats, a Gaggenau wine refrigerator, a double Thermador oven with a 6-burner cooktop range, and a Miele dishwasher. The corner dining alcove has a grand banquette, ideal for both former and social hosting. 

The upper level has three more bedrooms, a secondary living room, home office, and a laundry room. The master suite, cornering the upper floors, comes with a grandiose dressing room, and a state-of-the-art bathroom —complete with a walk-in shower, soaking tub, and a dual-sink with teak countertops.The upper floor is completed with yet another "guest" bedroom, customizable depending on family needs.

Master suite; Image via Core
Second bedroom with great potential for customization; Image via Core
The 5-piece bathroom; Image via Core
The central walnut staircase connect the multilevel unit; Image via Core

Bordering Seventh Avenue & Eighth Avenue, 213 West 23rd Street includes an intimate mix of 12 apartments, over 9 floors —and as we've mmentioned— the landmarked structure served as the McBurney Branch of the YMCA which was frequented by notable New Yorkers, like Andy Warhol and Al Pacino. Its 100-year-old legacy came to term when it was converted into condominiums in 2004, but luckily the Beaux-Arts building has been permanently commemorated in the infamous Village People music video, relicking the YMCA —and you can even say, burning its image— into the memory of some avid fans.

The boutique elevator building is pet-friendly, has a professional part-time staff, excellent access to public transportation, and a central Chelsea location that affords residents with incredible views, fine dining, shopping, and taking part of the area's bustling art scene.
213 West 23rd's Beaux Arts facade
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