Pokémon pioneer’s $19M penthouse escapes masterball, hits the market

Al Kahn, the licensing executive responsible for bringing Pokémon to the US and even coming up with the name, is selling his Midtown apartment for $18.95 million.

Located at 45 East 30th Street – at the Park South Lofts – the four-story apartment comes with three bedrooms, three bathrooms, three half baths, a full-floor master suite, seven outdoor terraces, and a private outdoor pool.

According to StreetEasy, Kahn bought the condo in 2012 for a little over $5 million. The Wall Street Journal reports it was a gift to his then-fiancée, Jillian Crane. Now married, they spent around $4 million and two-and-a-half years gut renovating the apartment.

The couple told the Wall Street Journal that they weren’t planning to sell, but after speaking to real-estate agents invited to a recent party, were convinced otherwise. They reportedly plan to keep a presence in the neighborhood and possibly start another large renovation project.

Howard Margolis, Jeff Adler and Marie Espinal of the Margolis Team at Douglas Elliman have the listing. [WSJ]