Shoe whiz Steve Madden buys $12M apartment on Billionaires’ Row

Steve Madden and his apartment at 252 East 57th Street (credit: Getty and Stribling)

Steve Madden, founder of the eponymous shoe label, has just bought himself a swanky new pad at 252 East 57th Street for $12.2 million, according to the Wall Street Journal. To put that price in perspective, it’s almost 175,00 pairs of Steve Madden’s infamous slinky platform sandals.

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The unit Madden bought is 4,624 square feet and has five bedrooms and six and a half bathrooms. Like all units in the newly constructed building, the interiors were done by Daniel Romualdez, while the exterior was designed by the architecture firm SOM. The crowning feature of the apartment is probably the views it offers of the entire city. Madden will also have access to the building’s automatic car garage and 75-foot pool.

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Pamela D Arc, Elizabeth Lorenzo and Shelton P Smith of Stribling had the listing. Tal Alexander and Oren Alexander of Douglas Elliman represented Madden in the deal.

In addition to this unit, Madden also owns another pad on 73rd Street, per city records. He is a native New Yorker, born in the Far Rockaways, Queens. [WSJ]

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