Steve Hafner, CEO and co-founder of Kayak, has sold his Chelsea condo at the beautiful and scandal-scarred Walker Tower at 210 W. 18th St. for $23.5 million.
The sale price is half a million dollars off his 2016 purchase price of $24 million, and far less than its $28 million ask in 2017, according to public records.
The four-bedroom, 4½-bath duplex unit is 4,871 square feet.
It comes with two terraces and is on the 18th floor.
The home opens with a foyer that leads to a living room with coffered ceilings and floor to ceiling casement windows.
There’s also a library/dining room that opens to a terrace, an eat-in chef’s kitchen with a terrace and a main bedroom.
The second floor features the additional bedrooms, with marble ensuite baths, a media room, custom millwork, hand-laid oak herringbone floors and radiant floor heating.
Building amenities include a concierge, doorman, library lounge with a pantry, bar, cold storage, bike storage, a play room, gym with yoga and sauna and a landscaped common roof deck.
The listing broker was Douglas Elliman’s Noble Black.
The classic Art Deco building, by architect Ralph Walker, has been tied to the 1MDB Malaysian sovereign wealth fund scandal. A penthouse there was bought with the stolen funds for $50.9 million in 2014, as Gimme reported exclusively.
It was seized by the feds and sold sold for a pittance — $18.25 million — during the pandemic in a contentious deal to Ron Vinder, a private wealth manager at Morgan Stanley.