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The Benson, home of two of the past week's top sales, via Hayes Davidson The Benson, home of two of the past week's top sales, via Hayes Davidson
Manhattan's top sale from February 6-12, 2022 was a penthouse at Rose Hill, which closed for $20,288,250. The NoMad building is celebrated developer Rockefeller Group's first foray into residential. A design by CetraRuddy harkens back to classic New York elegance, but the floor plans, finishes, and well-curated amenities were designed with the modern buyer in mind.

Further uptown, over a year after The Benson regularly reported top luxury contracts, two full-floor homes rank among the top five sales of the past week. #6, a 6-bed, 5.5-bath home spanning 4,193 square feet, closed for $12,800,000. One floor below, the fifth floor unit was close behind with a sales price of $12,750,000, or $700K below the last asking price of $13,450,000 when it entered contract in February 2021.

Manhattan Sales:

  • From February 6-12, 2022, a total of 360 condo, co-op, and condop sales were recorded in Manhattan
  • The aggregate total of sales was $712,763,411, and came to a median price of $1.18 million
  • 164 condo sales came to a median price of $1.775 million ($1,614 per square foot)
  • Eight condop sales came to a median price of $918,250
  • 188 co-op sales came to a median price of $813,500

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The Benson is Naftali Group's first luxury condominium on the Upper East Side, and sold out in a matter of months. Closings are underway and coming to an average price of $3,071 per square foot. The unidentified buyer of #6 clearly bought the home to flip it; it has never been lived in, and is back on the market with an asking price of $13,995,000 as the building's first resale.

Interiors feature massive casement windows, nearly 10-foot ceilings, and Chevron-patterned oak floors throughout. The living room has three window bays and a custom mantlepiece framing the fireplace; just off the formal dining room, the chef's kitchen features custom Christopher Peacock cabinetry, an oversized center island, and state-of-the-art Miele and Sub-Zero appliances. The bedrooms are situated along a private corridor, and the primary suite boasts a west-facing bay window, two walk-in closets, and a luxurious windowed bath.

23-East-22nd Street-01 Master bath at One Madison via R New York
From February 7-13, 2022, a total of 30 luxury contracts priced at $4 million and up were signed in Manhattan. This is 10 fewer than Olshan Realty's market report recorded last week, and the total asking price sales volume came to $245,344,999.

Apartments with park views have always been in high demand, and correspondingly commanded high prices. The past week's top luxury contracts serve as living proof of that, with the highest taking place at One Madison, the CetraRuddy-designed condo tower situated at the start of Madison Avenue and a stone's throw from Madison Square Park. #56, a full-floor unit measuring 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and 3,310 square feet, entered contract with an asking price of $16,995,000. The unidentified seller paid $9,730,952 for it in December 2018, and then embarked on a massive gut renovation; for all the updates, the views of Madison Square Park, the Manhattan skyline, and the river could not be improved upon.

Meanwhile, one week after 15 Central Park West had the highest luxury contract, the Robert A.M. Stern-designed building put up another impressive contract. #36B entered contract with an asking price of $15,250,000; a slight reduction from the asking price of $15,500,000 when it was listed in October 2021, but nevertheless the second-highest contract of the past week. The apartment has 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2,367 interior square feet, and unobstructed views of Central Park.

Top Sales
30-East-29th-Street-01 Rose Hill via Eric Ficocelli
14 Available Listings for Sale from $1.5M

1045-Madison-Avenue-01 The Benson via Compass
Carnegie Hill condos
1 Available Listing for Sale for $14M

1045-Madison-Avenue-02 The Benson via Hayes Davidson
Upper East Side condos
Carnegie Hill condos
From the Listing:
This very elegant 6-bedroom, 5.5-bathroom condo features a terrace measuring 6-6' x 51-9' off three of the bedrooms. A living room, library/6th bedroom, formal dining room, and primary suite with a bay window face Madison Avenue. The unit is in The Benson, an elegant boutique residence designed by the award-winning architect Peter Pennoyer as his tribute to the architectural legacy of the Upper East Side. Perfectly located at 79th Street and Madison Avenue, just one block from Central Park and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Benson's facade is comprised of hand-carved, hand-laid Indiana limestone, distinctive mullioned windows, a series of gracious set-back terraces detailed with intricate ironwork to exemplify the buildings classic uptown character.
1 Available Listing for Sale for $14M

1 Available Listing for Sale for $12M

150-Charles-Street-01 150 Charles Street via Compass
3 Available Listings for Sale from $7.25M

Top Contracts
23-East-22nd-Street-01 All images of One Madison via R New York
Flatiron condos
Flatiron District apartments
From the Listing:
Spanning over 3,300 square feet with unparalleled 360-degree park, river, and New York City views, this incredible home just underwent a luxurious gut renovation that took over two years to complete. The elevator opens to a private foyer with a south-facing view that spans as far as the eye can see. It then moves into the grand living/entertaining space which features western and northern exposures, with views of the river, the park, and all of New York City. Ample space is strategically laid out to naturally section off the living, dining, and kitchen areas to allow for the perfect home to entertain guests. This residence boasts four spacious bedrooms, three full bathrooms, and an additional powder room. The north and east-facing primary suite comes equipped with a stunning en-suite bathroom and magnificent walk-in closet.
5 Available Listings for Sale from $4.25M

15-Central-Park-West-01 All images of 15 Central Park West via Corcoran
Central Park West condos
Central Park West apartments
From the Listing:
Welcome to 36B, a 2,367-square-foot residence in the premier 15 Central Park West featuring unobstructed views of Central Park and beyond. Enter through the foyer of this two-bed, two-and-a-half bath home be immediately greeted by soaring views of the park and plentiful natural light. Floor-to-ceiling windows frame the living space, while the adjoining dining area has overscale windows and dual storage window seats. Custom white rift oak shelving and storage are seamlessly integrated throughout, including a discreet paneled wall that accommodates a gas fireplace and conceals a television.

The open, eat-in kitchen has a five-burner Wolf stovetop, double wall oven and microwave, Sub-Zero fridge/freezer, wine fridge and Miele dishwasher. A washer dryer is concealed in the pantry. The west-facing primary bedroom suite features spacious closets, bespoke shelving and storage, and a desk. The en suite marble-clad bath has a double sink vanity, soaking tub and separate shower. The adjacent secondary bedroom is also en suite and has custom built-in cabinetry and storage. The powder room is just off the hall.  36B is prewired with Crestron.
12 Available Listings for Sale from $4.5M
2 Available Listings for Rent from $35,000/month

390-West-End-Avenue-01 All images of The Apthorp via Corcoran
Upper West Side condos
West End Avenue condos
From the Listing:
As you walk through the exquisite filigree gates and imposing archway of the fabled Apthorp, the beauty of the planted courtyard unfolds before you, and you know you are entering a world of untold elegance and splendor. This phenomenally restored and renovated 5,200+ square-foot apartment envelops you in that world. Its gorgeous entry gallery with original mosaic floor beckons you to meander through the inviting public rooms, serene in nature and offering palatial proportions. The scale is grand, the craftsmanship dazzling and it is all combined with a contemporary flair.

Designed for entertaining on a major scale, the massive living room and adjacent dining room have an old-world European charm while creating an intimate and comfortable ambiance. Intricate plasterwork on the ceilings has been lovingly restored and other rich period details include deep moldings, prized herringbone floors, and multiple decorative fireplaces. A wet bar tucked into the corner of the dining room allows for gracious, unobtrusive entertaining.
7 Available Listings for Sale from $1.7M
1 Available Listing for Rent for $10,000/month

157-West-57th-Street-01 All images of One57 via Serhant
Billionaires Row condos
NYC supertalls
From the Listing:
Featuring one of the most unique and tasteful floor plans of any residence on Billionaire’s Row, One57, Residence 45A is an impressive 3,228 square foot, three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath home that epitomizes glamorous living at One57. Designed by Thomas Juul Hansen, the home features luxurious touches throughout. The foyer, the corner great room houses the open living and dining area that is further highlighted by ceilings almost 12 feet high and 39 linear feet of picturesque Central Park views.

The elegantly designed eat-in kitchen by Smallbone of Devizes features custom hand-painted white cabinetry and an integrated top-of-the-line appliance package by Miele and Sub-Zero. Down the hallway adjacent to the kitchen are the secondary bedrooms each with an en-suite bath finished with the finest natural materials, Green Onyx, and Bianco Dolomiti marble.
10 Available Listings for Sale from $3.5M
5 Available Listings for Rent from $10,995/month
Midtown West condos

51-West-83rd-Street-01 All images of 51 West 83rd Street via Corcoran
Upper West Side townhouses
Central Park West townhouses
From the Listing:
This beautifully crafted federal style single family red brick home has undergone a complete renovation. The rare and outstanding features of this superb and extraordinary light filled home includes an expansive design which offers two levels of gardens and lofty indoor/outdoor entertaining space while accommodating generously sized bedrooms. Boasting over 6,300 square feet, the house offers 5 bedrooms and staff room, 7 full and 2 half baths, hydraulic elevator, soaring ceilings, masterfully handcrafted box staircase filtering natural light to the core of the house, a glass curtain wall, video security system, central air/heat and wired for audio are just a few features that make this house a dream home.

The lofty public/entertaining spaces of living and dining room along with the sitting room are situated on the Parlor level. The family room and chef’s kitchen overlooks the verdant garden. An additional theater/gym/mediation room overlooking the Japanese rock garden is situated in the cellar. The highly unique hallmarks of this home with its box staircase culminates on the top floor with a beautiful skylight that illuminates the interior of the home. Along with five bedrooms, the residence features seven full and two half-baths, two gas fireplaces and an elevator servicing all floors.

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