Published On: Mon, May 4th, 2015

Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander Selling NY Apt for $50 Million

The palatial master suite has two terraces, one with a hot tub, three exposures, and a well-appointed master bathroom with heated floors, a steam shower, and a free-standing cast iron tub.


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The 70 year old owner of the Houston Rockets, Leslie Alexander, is selling his penthouse apartment located at 18 Gramercy Park in Manhattan for $49.75 million. He bought it just two years ago for $42 million.

Leslie Alexander comes from a Jewish family in New Jersey.

The apartment has 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and 6, 300 square feet over two floors.

Melanie Lazenby and Dina Lewis of brokerage Douglas Elliman have the exclusive listing.

From the listing:

Extraordinary trophy penthouse located on the 17th and 18th floors of Gramercy Parks’s most distinctive pre-war condominiums, this magnificent 10-room duplex apartment, designed by renowned architect Robert A.M. Stern, offers unparalleled grandeur and scale.

Resplendent with outstanding natural light streaming in from 63 windows from four exposures, this sprawling residence features a graceful layout with beautiful hardwood flooring, soaring ceilings, a fireplace, four large terraces, and a private outdoor swimming pool with views of the Chrysler Building. A key-locked elevator vestibule opens directly on to a spacious gallery which leads to the public rooms of home.

There is a serene 40-foot living room overlooking Gramercy Park with an adjacent library and a corner facing dining room. Also, on the main floor is a gracious eat-in kitchen featuring hand painted cabinetry by Smallbone of Devizes; LeFroy Brooks fixtures; and top-of-the line, brand new, appliances including Wolf ovens, a Sub-Zero refrigerator and a Miele dishwasher. An en-suite staff room is located off the kitchen and in the Southern wing of the residence, there are three, sun-drenched guest rooms – all with en-suite bathrooms.

The upper floor, easily accessed by either a grand staircase or an elevator, features a beautiful family room with three exposures, a gas fireplace and a wrap terrace facing the park. Adjacent to the family room is a wet-bar (complete with a sink, refrigerator and dishwasher), powder room, and french doors leading out on to a sun deck and a private heated infinity pool.

The palatial master suite has two terraces, one with a hot tub, three exposures, and a well-appointed master bathroom with heated floors, a steam shower, and a free-standing cast iron tub. Classic details like rift and quartered white oak flooring throughout the home, polished marble windowsills, and hand troweled walls and ceilings coupled with the modern conveniences of Lutron lighting controls, central air and heat conditioning (individually controlled in every room), and pre-wiring for electric shade controls create an unmatched level of modern convenience, luxury and style.

Built in 1927 on the Southern side of Gramercy Park, this handsome Georgian brick building was converted in 2013 to 16 luxury condominium residences by Zeckendorf Development. 18 Gramercy Park South is a white glove building which offers residents the highest level of services and privacy.

Amenities include a 24 hour doorman and concierge, a residents only spa and fitness center, and a rooftop club room. Pets and pied-a-terres welcome. A coveted key to Manhattan’s only private park is included with the sale.

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