Rebecca Vineyard
Updated Sep 10, 2016 @ 12:23 pm
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Credit: Douglas Elliman Real Estate

If you’ve ever wondered what the apartment of the man responsible for bringing Pokémon and Yu-Gi-Oh! to the United States might look like, now you can find out.

Be warned, though: it just might be even more beautiful than you might have dreamed (The kitchen alone is leaving us breathless).

Credit: Douglas Elliman Real Estate

The good news is, these luxurious digs could be yours! Well, if you have $18.95 million lying around.

According to Refinery29, the apartment currently belongs to Al Khan, the licensing executive who has specialized in bringing Japanese imports to America and watching them skyrocket in popularity. Looking for a change of scenery, Kahn just put this apartment up on the market, and some lucky person will snag it like an unsuspecting Pokémon (except instead of using the right Poké Ball to capture it, you need buckets of money).

Credit: Douglas Elliman Real Estate

The home in question is a giant (3,000 square feet!) penthouse in Midtown Manhattan that has four floors! It also contains three bedrooms, a private pool, and seven outdoor terraces.

We repeat: Seven. Outdoor. Terraces.

The apartment’s description, from Douglas Elliman Real Estate, is even more lavish: not only is there a private elevator, but the first floor boasts “Brazilian cherry wood floors,” while the top two levels host the “most dramatic Chrysler and Empire State Building views found in Midtown.” (Yeah, yeah, we can see that.)

Credit: Douglas Elliman Real Estate

The “expansive master bedroom,” meanwhile, “offers an abundance of natural light and is surrounded by de Gournay gold-leafed hand painted wallpaper.” There’s also a washer/dryer, walk-in closets, and a bathtub worthy of numerous, self-indulgent soaks.

Credit: Douglas Elliman Real Estate


Basically, this place has everything a New Yorker (or, really, anyone) has dreamed of- it’s as though all the best Pokémon were somehow rolled into one and fashioned into living quarters. While we’re sort of weeping inside that this fabulous place will never be ours, it’s pretty good fodder for inspiration. boards and “if I won the lottery” daydreams, at least.

You can check out all the pictures of the ah-mazing apartment here.