Barnes & Noble Heiress Puts $20M Chelsea Penthouse on the Market

For those looking to start a new chapter with $20 million, this Chelsea penthouse is on the real estate bookshelf and up for grabs. Stephanie Riggio Bulger, the daughter of Barnes & Noble founder and chairman Len Riggio, is looking to get the beautiful apartment off her hands.

A trust linked to Riggio Bulger, an avid equestrian and a former English professor, owns the property, according to Dirt. The publication also found that the trust purchased the property for $12.2 million in early 2013.

Attractive for luxe NYC living, the duplex penthouse has views of the Empire State Building, the Edge at Hudson Yards, and the High Line. Take it all in from the 1,000 square feet of terrace space or from the light-filled 3,791-square-foot interior. And, any spot will work for settling in with a good book.

The spread boasts a total of five bedrooms, including a two-story primary suite, and four bathrooms. The primary features a walk-in closet and dressing room, steam shower, and wood-burning fireplace. Upstairs, a solarium with floor-to-ceiling glass and a wet bar awaits. There is also another outdoor terrace on this level.

The residence was custom-designed by architect Alan Wanzenberg and interior designer Lewis Miller, brimming with open and sun-soaked spaces. Pops of color and pattern, from the kitchen backsplash to the home’s many wallpapers, add character and fun as well. Building amenities include a full-time doorman, fitness center, and private storage space. Perhaps most coveted is keyed access to “The Close,” the private gardens of the neighboring General Theological Seminary.

New on the market, let’s see if this Chelsea penthouse quickly becomes a best seller. Eileen Foy of Douglas Elliman holds the luxury listing.