Decorating & Design

September 13, 2016

The Man Behind Pokémon Lists $18.95M NYC Penthouse

Alfred Kahn, a 69-year-old licensing executive who brought Pokémon as well as other Japanese imports such as Yu-Gi-Oh! to the U.S. and global markets, is selling his four-story NYC penthouse for $18.95 million. Brimming with color and pattern, the apartment is the type of space where a cartoon character would blend right in — so are there any Pokémon hiding in his home? According to, Alfred wouldn’t know, because he has “absolutely not” tried the Pokémon Go mobile game, but wishes the creators well.

Take a peek inside the glamorous, whimsical apartment that boasts three bedrooms, three bathrooms and seven outdoor terraces covering 1,975-square-feet.

Author: Sabina Sohail

Courtesy of Douglas Elliman Real Estate.