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From October 24-30 2021, a total of 516 condo, co-op, and condop sales closed in Manhattan. This was the highest number of sales of the year of 2021 thus far, and the past week's aggregate total of $896.3 million was the highest since early September 2021, which saw a total of $900.6 million in sales.

The 203 condo sales of last week came to a median price of $1.625 million, or $1,554 per square foot. The 303 co-op sales recorded a median price of $785K.
601-Washington-Street-01 601 Washington Street via Douglas Elliman
The top sale of the past week took place in the heart of Hudson Square, where #PHE at 601 Washington Street closed for $30.65 million, slightly below its last asking price of $31.395 million. #PHE measures 7,475 interior square feet, 1,693 exterior square feet, six bedrooms, six full baths, and two powder rooms. Interiors feature custom lighting package, Lutron lighting and shade control, custom Siematic kitchens, and en suite baths in every bedroom. The condominium went up on the former site of a one-story warehouse occupied by Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors, and there are no availabilities in the building.

The second-highest sale took place at 220 Central Park South, where a three-bedroom, three bath unit closed for $27,407,138. The closing comes shortly after that of a $66 million sale in the building and speaks to the continued lure of the Billionaires Row tower. As of this writing, there is only one publicly listed unit on the market for $85,000/month.
212-West-18th-Street-01 Walker Tower via Douglas Elliman
In the final week of October 2021, a total of 47 luxury contracts (priced $4 million and up) were signed in Manhattan. This is three fewer than last week, but Olshan Realty's market report notes that this is the 14th time that 40 or more contracts were signed year-to-date. The weekly asking price sales volume came to $381,454,000.
The top contract of the past week took place at Walker Tower, where #18A entered contract with an asking price of $24.995 million in an off-market deal. The 4,871-square-foot apartment has four bedrooms, four and a half baths, and two private terraces. It had most recently been rented (last listed for $55,000/month), but the brokers wouldn't comment as to whether the unidentified renter bought the unit. Owner Daniel Stephen Hafner, CEO of Kayak, bought the apartment for $24 million in 2016.
1045-Fifth-Avenue-01 1045 Fifth Avenue via Sotheby's International Realty; Paul McCartney via Wiki Commons
Condos outsold co-ops 31 to 10 last week, but some notable co-op deals were in the mix. At The San Remo, a New York City Landmark and Art Deco icon, apartment #12C entered contract with an asking price of $22 million in both the highest co-op contract and the second-highest contract overall of the past week. The apartment has two bedrooms, four baths, and direct views of Central Park from the living room, formal dining room, and library. The market report noted that it sold within a month of listing, and The Real Deal identified the sellers as Kevin Kennedy, former president of the Metropolitan Opera, and his wife Karen.

That same week, Paul McCartney and his wife Nancy (not pictured) found a buyer for their penthouse at 1045 Fifth Avenue, which had an asking price of $10.45 million. This represents a discount from both the original listing price of $12 million and the $15.5 million the couple purchased the apartment for in 2015. The triplex unit directly overlooks Central Park, but is in white box condition. According to the listing, plans have been approved for a 3-4 bedroom home with an eat-in kitchen, three fireplaces, and "terraces galore."






Top Sales
601-Washington-Street-01 All images of 601 Washington Street via Douglas Elliman
From the listing:
Perched above Washington and Leroy Streets, Penthouse East sprawls across 7,475 interior square feet and 1,693 exterior square feet with four exposures. Penthouse East’s exceptional features include six bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, two powder rooms, two private Edmund Hollander-designed landscaped terraces with bluestone pavers; private interior elevator; ceiling heights ranging from 11’6" to 16’5"; a complete lighting package designed by David Clinard Design Studio, Lutron Homeworks lighting and shade control system; 7 inch wide-plank white oak flooring, fully ventilated Double LG washer and dryers. Floors, walls, and windows have been acoustically engineered to create a quiet haven for wellness.

220-Central-Park-South-01 220 Central Park South via Vornado Realty Trust
1 Available Listing for Rent for $85,000/month

53-West-53rd-Street-01 53W53 via Giles Ashford
Interiors via Douglas Elliman
From the listing:
Balancing grand scale living with the intimate feeling of home, Residence 55A at 53 West 53 comprises 3,846 square feet, offering three bedrooms and a windowed study, three-and-a-half bathrooms, and north- and east-facing exposures. Gracious proportions and ceilings ranging up to approximately 11 feet set the awe-inspiring stage for world-renowned designer Thierry Despont’s masterfully conceived interiors. Bespoke detailing typically reserved for privately commissioned homes abounds, while a rich yet soft palette of museum-quality finishes imbues each space with both modern glamour and timeless elegance.

The proper entry gallery gives way to the generous corner living room, lined on two sides with floor-to-ceiling windows that artfully frame north- and east-facing views. An adjacent pair of dramatic pocket doors opens to reveal the windowed custom kitchen by Thierry Despont for Molteni, where polished statuary marble countertops and a back-lit statuary backsplash complement back-painted glass cabinetry with polished nickel detailing and Dornbracht fixtures. The extensive suite of appliances by Miele and Sub-Zero includes a fully integrated refrigerator and freezer, five-burner cooktop with fully vented hood, integrated dishwasher, wall oven, steam oven, speed oven, under-counter wine refrigerator, and integrated coffee maker.
14 Available Listings for Sale from $3.85M
2 Available Listings for Rent from $8,200/month

515-West-18th-Street-01 Lantern House via Related
23 Available Listings for Sale from $1.9M

151-East-58th-Street-01 One Beacon Court via CityRealty
Interiors via Compass
From the listing:
Make your home high above the city skyline in this breathtaking three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom residence beautifully renovated by AD100 interior designer Suzanne Lovell. In this extraordinary 2,669-square-foot home set high on the 48th floor, floor-to-ceiling windows frame iconic vistas that stretch from the Hudson River to the East River, across Central Park all the way to the George Washington Bridge. A gracious entry invites you to discover a sprawling corner great room topped by soaring 11-foot-tall ceilings and paved in rich hardwood, perfect for lavish entertaining or serene daily life. A smart pocket door reveals a gorgeous eat-in kitchen with banquette seating, granite floors, sleek Poggenpohl cabinetry and a long list of professional-grade appliances by Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Miele.
7 Available Listings for Sale from $4.5M
1 Available Listing for Rent for $10,000/month

Top Contracts
212-West-18th-Street-01 All images of Walker Tower via Compass
From the listing:
Unparalleled luxury awaits at this expansive 4-bedroom, 4.5-bath residence with 2 terraces at the iconic Walker Tower. Perched high above Chelsea with spectacular panoramic views of downtown Manhattan and the Hudson River from every room, this masterfully renovated residence is waiting for a most discerning buyer.

The elegant foyer leads into the grand living room with its high coffered ceilings and floor to ceiling casement windows. A separate library or dining room is adjacent with access to a south-facing terrace. The custom eat-in kitchen by Smallbone is equipped with marble and limestone countertops, Dornbracht fixtures, Sub-Zero, Viking and Miele appliances. The second terrace which has beautiful southern and western views can be accessed from the kitchen and secondary bedroom suite. The main floor also features the gracious primary bedroom suite with breathtaking eastern and southern exposures and 3 closets, including one large walk-in. The gorgeous en-suite marble bath features a cast iron bathtub, steam shower, radiant heat floors and Waterworks fixtures.
1 Available Listing for Sale for $17.9M

145-Central-Park-West-01 All images of The San Remo via Sotheby's International Realty
From the listing:
This high floor coop is must-see. Seldom available (12 rooms into 10) and a dream come true at the San Remo, 145 Central Park West. One of the most coveted addresses in all New York. The owners have relocated and are ready to pass along this carefully renovated home of approximately 5,000 square feet. It has all the bells and whistles including 4-zone central air, speakers throughout, new plumbing and electric. Private elevator entry opens to a welcoming 29’ gallery. This leads to the 3 public rooms—living room, library, dining room—with 12th floor views of Central Park. A full 65’ of running feet provides a spectacular outlook. When built in 1930, this prized c-line had 4 bedrooms. More recently the owners have altered the layout to comprise 2 spacious bedrooms and 2 large dressing rooms with home offices. Fully modernized with all top appliances and finishes. Adjacent is pantry with a substantial cooled wine closet. Separate staff room with full bath adjacent.
7 Available Listings for Sale from $1.5M

514-West-24th-Street-01 All images of The Fitzroy via Douglas Elliman
From the listing:
Impeccably crafted and designed by visionary design team Roman and Williams and developed by JDS Development Group, The Penthouse at The Fitzroy is a full-floor, four-bedroom, five bath, 4,612-square-foot home. Enter directly from the keyed elevator into the gracious great room with 11-foot ceilings, oversized casement windows and two twin private terraces. The main living area is further extended through a set of gorgeous French doors to the home’s private library, which has a beautiful staircase that leads to your private roof deck. Along the eastern wing of the residence is the formal dining room and the stunning eat-in kitchen. The handcrafted kitchen features Fiores de Pesco marble countertops, copper backsplash and Waterworks fixtures with a state-of-the-art appliance package by Miele, Sub-Zero and a stunning black enameled Lacanche range. An abundance of storage can be found throughout the kitchen and separate butler’s pantry.
1 Available Listing for Sale for $16M

111-Leroy-Street-01 111 Leroy Street via Douglas Elliman
From the listing:
Brand new 25-foot-wide West Village private house with 4 beds/4 full baths and 2 half baths. This private house at 111 Leroy Street condominium encompasses over 5,378 of interior space with multiple outdoor gardens and terraces and features a private elevator to each of its 5 floors.
1 Available Listing for Sale for $9M

109-East-79th-Street-01 All images of 109 East 79th Street via Corcoran
From the listing:
Graciously proportioned and strikingly designed by Steven Harris Architects, Residence 9 West is a 4,140-square-foot half-floor residence with north, south, and east exposures, and the architect’s signature attention to detail infused throughout. Offering five bedrooms, a formal dining room, five en suite baths, a powder room, and a laundry room, this home features 10’ ceilings in all primary rooms and a 17’6” ceiling in the living room. Elegant architectural details and materials throughout include expansive casement-style windows in a white bronze finish, 4” wide plank rift and quarter sawn American white oak flooring set in a chevron pattern in all living areas, recessed panel stile and rail doors with burnished nickel Nanz hardware, and custom plaster cornices in all primary rooms, hallways, vestibules, primary bathrooms, and powder rooms.
5 Available Listings for Sale from $5.5M

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