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

(Image Credit : Ken Sugimori via wikipedia & Douglas Elliman)
(Image Credit : Ken Sugimori via wikipedia & Douglas Elliman)

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.

(Image Credit : Douglas Elliman)
(Image Credit : Douglas Elliman)

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]

(Image Credit : Douglas Elliman)
(Image Credit : Douglas Elliman)
(Image Credit : Douglas Elliman)
(Image Credit : Douglas Elliman)
(Image Credit : Douglas Elliman)
(Image Credit : Douglas Elliman)
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(Image Credit : Douglas Elliman)
(Image Credit : Douglas Elliman)
(Image Credit : Douglas Elliman)