A 47-year-old financial-services pro, who bought it for $1.4 million in 2003, is expected to put it on the market shortly, according to real estate sources. The money man had been hoping to take advantage of the buzz surrounding “Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps” — since the penthouse pad is prominently featured in the film.
The palatial two-story digs has four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a sprawling 3,250-square-foot private roof terrace that can be reached by two elevators. In the movie, Michael Douglas, who returns as Gordon Gecko, leaves jail after serving a 20-year prison sentence for insider trading and heads straight to this apartment, where his estranged daughter, Winnie (Carey Mulligan) is living.
Director Oliver Stone had his pick of luxe apartments, but chose Weissman’s for its masculine mahogany floors, a floating staircase and incredible city views. The views are quintessential New York — the Empire State building, Times Square and roofs lined with water towers.
“At 3,500 square feet, the living room is probably one of the largest undivided residential spaces in New York,” said Jonathan Isaacs, CEO of Aligned NYC.
The asking price might seem a bit stiff considering the kitchen and bathrooms probably need updating. The television in the upstairs bathroom has been “fixed” with ugly electrical tape, after all. There is no doorman, but Isaacs says the people who live here like their privacy.