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  • Alex Birkenstock's NYC Penthouse: Corner Sitting Area at Night

    Alex Birkenstock, heir to the famous sandal company, is selling his two-bedroom penthouse in the Financial District for $12.995 million. Two bedrooms may have a modest ring to it, but there's nothing…   Read the Blog

  • Alex Birkenstock's NYC Penthouse: Dining Area

    The sandal heir spent $5 million on renovations in his two-bedroom penthouse, and it shows. Behold the spacious sauna and wide-open layout with beautiful downtown views.   See the Gallery

  • Alex Birkenstock's NYC Penthouse: Sauna Bathroom

    The spacious sauna bathroom features a tub cut from a single stone imported from Mexico. The sauna design was modeled after a 15th-century church in Palma, Italy.   See the Image

  • Alex Birkenstock's NYC Penthouse: Bathroom Entrance

    The condo is filled with specialty lighting fixtures, from a 1908 converted gas chandelier to a pair of Murano glass chandeliers from the 1920s and 1970s.   See the Image

  • Alex Birkenstock's NYC Penthouse: Master Bedroom

    South-facing windows allow sunlight to flood the entire penthouse. If you need shade, though, the windows are outfitted with motorized blinds. The reclaimed hardwood floors were specially milled and…   See the Image

  • Alex Birkenstock's NYC Penthouse: Living Room

    The penthouse is furnished with antiquities and one-of-a-kind pieces scavenged from around the world: Napoleon III chairs, tufted mohair sofas, vintage French leather club chairs, industrial factory…   See the Image

  • Alex Birkenstock's NYC Penthouse: Kitchen

    The kitchen features reclaimed tin ceilings and customized zinc and brass cabinets aged with patina. The stainless steel Art Deco doors (not pictured) were salvaged from a theater in Hawaii and date…   See the Image

  • Alex Birkenstock's NYC Penthouse: Great Room

    The wide-open layout of the apartment can be sectioned off by two sets of retractable glass garage doors — one set between the living room and master bedroom (see far right), the other between the…   See the Image

  • Alex Birkenstock's NYC Penthouse: Dining Area

    Alex Birkenstock, heir to the Birkenstock sandal company, is selling his 30th-floor penthouse in the Financial District. The two-bedroom home features a wall of windows offering views of the Statue…   See the Image

  • Alex Birkenstock's NYC Penthouse: Corner Sitting Area

    The sitting area on the southeast corner of the penthouse features two retractable glass NanaWalls. Transform the space into a loggia during the summer and enjoy the sauna, which is immediately…   See the Image