are known for their crafty contoured cork and, for the most part, have a pretty standard look: cork sole, straps, done. The heir of the company, however, has an anything-but-standard apartment.
Alex Birkenstock, who will one day inherit the Birkenstock fortune and is the non-active owner of the company, just listed his 2-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom penthouse perched on Broad Street's for $12,995,000, reports . He bought the 3,424-square-foot apartment for $5,867,156 in 2011, and later spent $5 million on a renovation.
Part of that renovation involved importing furniture from around the world: Think 1920s Art Deco doors from a Hawaiian theatre, hardwood floors from the Portuguese embassy in Paris and a 19th-century steel-and-brass safe that weighs half a ton and was bought from the Bank of France. Beyond its stunning interiors, of the World Trade Center and the Statue of Liberty.
If you're enticed by the collectibles, good news: The apartment is being sold fully furnished. Birkenstock is selling it because he wants something bigger, but apparently isn't keen on taking the furnishings with him, reports the .
Characterized by exposed brick walls and retractable glass-and-steel garage doors, the apartment blends classic New York aesthetic with global delights. Swipe up to see more.