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Images of 520 Park Avenue via Robert A.M. Stern Architects Images of 520 Park Avenue via Robert A.M. Stern Architects
From October 17-23, 2021, a total of 394 condo, co-op, and condop sales closed in Manhattan, coming to an aggregate price of $838,826,645. The 179 condo sales came to a median price of $1.795 million, or $1,519 per square foot. The 207 co-op sales came to a median price of $875K.

It was another excellent week for buildings designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects. The firm's namesake founder is the Rosario Candela of our times, conjuring up elegant spaces and graciously proportioned residences catering exclusively to the very wealthy. Manhattan's top sale of the past week came in the country's (if not the world's) most successful condominium building ever built. A $66 million closing at Billionaires Row darling 220 Central Park South. The main unit in this sale, Villa 11, is a 3-bedroom, 4.5-bath duplex in the Villa section of the building, spanning 4,820 interior square feet and 1,685 square feet of outdoor terraces. It had an initial sponsor ask of $52 million and was sold with #19E, a 388-square-foot staff unit with an initial sponsor asking price of $1.36 million. This sale dethrones the nearby Central Park Tower, which had the top sale for the past three weeks, but this supertall isn't out of the running - a high-floor unit closed for $12.25 million.
On the opposite side of Central Park, two of the top four contracts of the past week took place at 520 Park Avenue: #PH50, a 3-bedroom, 5-bath residence measuring 9,138 square feet with a 279-square-foot private terrace, closed for $36 million. This unit was conceived as a duplex penthouse, but was later split into two full-floor units. Several stories down, another full-floor unit, #25, closed for $19.5 million.
520-Park-Avenue-02 520 Park Avenue from Central Park. Photo via Robert A.M. Stern Architects

At 781 feet high, 520 Park Avenue is the tallest building in its Upper East Side neighborhood. While its height is in line with the demands of today’s luxury buyers, its limestone facade and romantic roofline pay a respectful tribute to prewar architecture. Residents are greeted by a grand, attended lobby and vaulted salon with access to a lushly planted private garden. Amenities include a well-equipped fitness center, a double-height indoor swimming pool bathed in light from the garden above, sauna and steam rooms, spa treatment rooms, a children’s playroom, a business center, a lounge, and a screening room. Guest suites, wine cellars, and extra storage are available for purchase.
520 Park Avenue
520-Park-Avenue-04 Interior at 520 Park Avenue via Douglas Elliman

520 Park Avenue is entirely composed of simplex and duplex units, all of which enjoy spectacular views of Central Park and the Midtown skyline by virtue of the building’s towering height. Interiors boast soaring ceilings, oversized windows, grand entertainment space, private key-locked elevator access, and multi-zone central heating and air conditioning. All kitchens come outfitted with custom Christopher Peacock cabinetry designed by Robert A.M. Stern and suites of first-class appliances by Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Miele. All bedrooms have en suite baths, and primary suites feature excellent closet space and baths with custom Robert A.M. Stern-designed vanities, radiant heated flooring, marble, and polished nickel fixtures. Both levels of the duplex units are connected by grand staircases, and select upper-level units come with private balconies.

Prices at 520 Park Avenue are as stratospheric as its height: The 32 homes plus lower-level suites, storage, and wine units have a total sellout of $1.267 billion. As of this writing, there are three listings available in the building ranging from a $20.5 million four-bedroom to a $39.95 million three-bedroom penthouse with a private balcony. And according to the latest amendment to the offering plan, the building’s crowning penthouse, #PH63, has a sticker price of $100 million. This five-bedroom apartment is perched more than 700 feet from street level and has more than 1,500 square feet of outdoor terraces.
Meanwhile, a total of 50 luxury contracts ($4 million and up) were signed in Manhattan from October 18-24, 2021. Olshan Realty’s market report notes that this is the third time 50 or more luxury contracts have been signed in a week in 2021, and that the weekly asking price sales volume of $483,647,999 is the highest weekly total of the year and the highest total since the week of December 16-22, 2013.

The top contract of the past week took place at 443 Greenwich Street, where a penthouse owned by Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton entered contract with an asking price of $49.5 million. The triplex penthouse measures 8,908 square feet and features 6 bedrooms, 6 full baths, two powder rooms, and a 3,246-square-foot private terrace with a plunge pool and summer kitchen. Two private parking spaces were included in the sale.

The market report notes that the apartment has been on and off the market since May 2019, when it was listed for $57 million, and the New York Post reported that Mr. Hamilton never moved into the apartment, which he purchased from the sponsor for $43,991,455 in 2017. 443 Greenwich Street is known for its famous residents past and present, and large-scale homes at celebrity favorites 108 Leonard and The San Remo were also among the top apartment contracts of the past week.

Top Sales
1 Available Listing for Rent for $85,000/month

3 Available Listings for Sale from $20.5M
1 Available Listing for Rent for $75,000/month

443-Greenwich-Street-01 All images of 443 Greenwich Street via Compass
From the listing:
Rarely does a residence this coveted become available in Tribeca’s most revered luxury building. Penthouse B at 443 Greenwich is an unrivaled four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bathroom duplex. Arrive via key-locked elevator to the south-facing upper-level sanctuary flanked by dual terraces with floor-to-ceiling NanaWall doors, creating the ultimate indoor-outdoor living experiences rarely experienced in Manhattan. Inlaid marble and custom hand-planed chevron floors invite you to discover elegant spaces made to entertain. Relax in front of the fireplace in the full floor living and dining space, perfect for lavish dinner parties and entertaining. The exceptional Boffi kitchen dazzles with sleek cabinetry and premium appliances by Miele and Gaggenau. Outside, the massive 1,865-square-foot terrace makes al fresco gatherings irresistible with iconic skyline views and gorgeous landscaping. With the entire top floor made for entertaining and opened living, a coat closet and chic powder room with a Bisazza console add convenience and ensure a completely private bedroom floor. Savant smart home controls, zoned HVAC and automated provide both luxury and convenience.
5 Available Listings for Sale from $6.8M

520-Park-Avenue-08 Interiors via Douglas Elliman
From the listing:
Welcome to 520 Park Avenue 25, a sprawling full floor residence that is one of only 35 units in the building, consisting merely of private full floor residences. Residence 25 has vast city and Central Park views from nearly every room, and a naturally flowing layout with 11’ ceilings. French herringbone pattern select-cut solid white oak hardwood floors gracefully encompass the whole residence. The elegantly connected entertaining spaces form an expansive living room that flows into a dining room with unobstructed views of Central Park, The Upper West Side and The Upper East Side. The residence offers a sophisticated eat in Christopher Peacock kitchen with Miele, Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances.
3 Available Listings for Sale from $20.5M
1 Available Listing for Rent for $75,000/month
520-Park-Avenue-01 City views as seen from 520 Park Avenue, which had two of the past week's top four sales. (Image via Douglas Elliman)

217-West-57th-Street-01 Central Park Tower via Extell
15 Available Listings for Sale from $7.45M
3 Available Listings for Rent from $23,800/month

Top Contracts
443-Greenwich-Street-01 All images of 443 Greenwich Street via Compass
From the listing:
Penthouse H is the crown jewel of 443 Greenwich Street, an enclave of exclusivity in the heart of Northwest Tribeca. Measuring over 12,000 interior and exterior square feet, Penthouse H features six bedrooms, six bathrooms, two half bathrooms, 20’ soaring ceilings, multiple terraces, a plunge pool, and two dedicated parking spaces. This is a rare combination of volume, character, light, and luxury beyond imagination.

Sprawled across three levels, with direct building elevator access and a separate a private elevator, Penthouse H is the largest residence in the building. The dramatic great room boasts 20’ ceilings with coveted character details echoing the original 19th-century book bindery factory including pine beams with steel fittings and seventeen restored windows. Spectacular light streams through corner exposures, north and west, playing a creative light story at all times of day.
5 Available Listings for Sale from $6.8M

From the listing:
This 3-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom unit has 3,364 square feet with floor-to-ceiling windows offering a dramatic view of Central Park. The ceiling height in this unit is nearly 11 feet. The kitchen is outfitted with Smallbone Devizes cabinets and premium Miele appliances. The spectacular primary suite has dramatic city views. The building has approximately 50,000 square feet of amenities across 3 floors including a pool, fitness center, media room, bike room, children's playroom.
15 Available Listings for Sale from $7.45M
3 Available Listings for Rent from $23,800/month

334-West-20th-Street-01 All images of 334 West 20th Street via Compass
From the listing:
An icon reimagined: situated within the Chelsea Historic District, 334 West 20th Street has been transformed following a years-long, painstaking renovation designed by renowned AD100 firm Gachot and meticulously executed by exacting owners. This 25-foot wide Greek Revival townhouse spans 7,058 square feet across five levels, with three separate and distinct outdoor spaces including a tranquil tiered garden and rooftop deck.

Exquisite finishes greet you at the home’s parlor floor, with ceiling heights reaching over 11 feet, 5-inch wide plank select rift cut European White Oak floors in a chevron pattern, and mahogany pocket doors with unlacquered brass hardware, with custom woodwork and plaster moldings throughout. Wood-burning and gas fireplaces clad with Imperial Danby marble mantels and Absolute Black granite hearths are found in the dining room and living room, respectively, with a stunning mahogany-clad butler’s pantry offering seamless entertaining possibilities with an electronic dumbwaiter and adjacent powder room. The living room’s triple French doors open to a balcony and staircase descending to the landscaped garden.

108-Leonard-Street-01 108 Leonard Street via Douglas Elliman
From the listing:
Terrace Penthouse East, a one-of-kind residence set within The Crown Collection at 108 Leonard. This 6,346-square-foot 5-bedroom, 5-bath, 2-powder room duplex residence, with an additional 2,756 square feet of outdoor space, features impressive size, volume, and character. Upon arrival on the upper-level, a discreet entry opens to an expansive great room surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows, which open to a grand terrace wrapping around the north, south, and east sides of the residence. Through the Great Room, a glass enclosure leads to the stunning Cupola which houses the private residential elevator.
15 Available Listings for Sale from $1.4M
2 Available Listings for Rent from $7,500/month

145-Central-Park-West-02 Interiors via Warburg Realty
From the listing:
A once in a lifetime opportunity to live in the San Remo in a sprawling corner residence of over 5,500 square feet. 15EF is a 14-room home with incomparable views directly over Central Park and of the Manhattan skyline. Impeccably combined and designed for modern day living, the apartment currently has 3 bedrooms and a library with an additional study and a media room. The flexible layout could easily provide four or even five bedrooms. An impressive corner living room with faces north and east through 5 setback casement windows each lined with mirroring, inviting the outdoors in and immersing the space in all of Manhattan’s beauty.
6 Available Listings for Sale from $1.5M

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