Wee Wee Pad inventor not taking the piss with price of Fifth Avenue condo

The opulent apartment has a private elevator and overlooks Central Park

Apr.April 10, 2019 09:30 AM
Allen Simon and 838 Fifth Avenue (Credit: LinkedIn and Loving Guidance)

Allen Simon and 838 Fifth Avenue (Credit: LinkedIn and Loving Guidance)

It’s hardly been a dog’s life for this pet product mogul.

Allen Simon, inventor of the Wee Wee Pad for dogs, is listing his Fifth Avenue condo for $39.9 million.

Simon and his wife Cynthia bought the home for $10.8 million in 2000, the Wall Street Journal reported.

838 Fifth Avenue

838 Fifth Avenue

The over 5,400-square-foot apartment covers a full-floor at 838 Fifth Avenue. Accessible via a private elevator, it has five bedrooms and five-and-a-half bathrooms. The great room and formal dining room have direct views over Central Park.

The apartment also has a wood-paneled library with gold-leaf ceilings and a wet bar, two wine cellars and two Juliet balconies.

Daniela Kunen of Douglas Elliman has the listing.

Simon began working in carpet installation in the 1960s, but had a brain wave about dog urination. He noticed that dog owners were using newspaper until their pets were house broken.

“I said this is ridiculous; I’ll make my own pad,” Simon told Pet Advisor.com in 2010. He opened Puppy City Stores in Brooklyn, and then went on to found Four Paws Products, where the Wee Wee Pad was a bestselling product. He is now CEO of PetProducts.com.

The 12-story limestone building at 838 Fifth Avenue was originally designed by Harry Prince for the Union of American Hebrew Congregations in 1950. In 2014, a similar sized full-floor condo at the building sold for $31.86 million. [WSJ] – Decca Muldowney


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