Not only does this Soho apartment have a tunnel specifically designed for cats to journey from the kitchen to the litter box, but as it turns out, it may also have links to the legendary rock star Elton John.
Neither of those fact seem to be enough to sell it, however, and the apartment at 50 Wooster Street just experienced a significant chop from its original listing price of $23.25 million, to its current price of $15.95 million.
The Big Wednesday Trust, which has been associated with Elton John, sold the condo in 2010 for $7.45 million to art consultant Sara Tecchia, its current owner. Tecchia then proceeded to pimp the place out with weird tech features like a powder room with walls that change color (it is “Piet Mondrian inspired”), a motorized headboard that can switch the bed’s orientation — facing the fireplace in winter and the 550-square foot terrace in summer — a copper deep-soaking tub, and two single beds that slide together to form a king-size bed in the guest room.
UPDATE: The Big Wednesday Trust was listed as the seller of the unit in 2010, which is an LLC previously associated with Elton John. A spokesperson from Douglas Elliman denied that John had ever owned the apartment.
For the record, this is what looked like when Tecchia bought it.