We can’t take all the credit for this one—multiple other news outlets, including The Journal, have highlighted this peculiar townhouse before—but it’s just too hilarious to pass up.
This $10.995 million (seriously, why not just say $11 mil?) Chelsea townhouse has one amenity you don’t see very often: a swimming pool in the living room. And we don’t just mean a closed-off indoor pool area adjacent to the living room. It’s an actual pool in the middle of the living room. Do swanky New York townhouses get more over-the-top, ridiculous or impractical than this? Tread carefully when you’re walking around in those expensive Manolo Blahnik stilettos; one misstep and you’ll be drenched.
The brokerage Core boasts about the “spectacularly rare and no longer permitted” in-living-room pool, which makes us wonder: isn’t this thing a massive safety hazard? Not to mention the cost of it…
…If the townhouse costs $2,200 per square foot, the 26-foot-long, 8-foot-deep (and we’ll say 6-foot-wide) pool alone would sort of cost nearly $2.75 million based on its volume.
If you’d like to call a place like this one home (and have a great conversation piece for your next shindig), stop by 232 West 15th Street for a viewing. The 5,000-square-foot townhouse has six bedrooms, a greenhouse, a private garden and a rooftop deck. Third and fourth floors can also be converted into separate apartments.