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109 East 79th Street, home of the past week's top sale (The Corcoran Group) 109 East 79th Street, home of the past week's top sale (The Corcoran Group)
Manhattan Sales:

  • For the week ending March 24, 2023, $317,905,860 worth of transactions across 183 condo, condop, and cooperative deals were recorded
  • 86 condo sales came to an aggregate price of $226,033,211
  • One condop sale closed for $4,000,000
  • 96 co-op sales came to an aggregate price of $138,222,649

Over the past few years, the Upper East Side has seen a luxury building boomlet of new condominiums with traditionally inspired architecture, expansive floor plates, high-end interiors, and top-of-the-line amenities. Luxury buyers have been taking notice: The past week's top sale took place at 109 East 79th Street, a new condominium with Art Deco, Bauhaus, and mid-century influences. #PH19, a massive five-bedroom, five and a half-bath home with over 5,500 interior square feet and two private terraces, was recorded for $25,234,116. The buyer is listed as Joseph Fallo, CEO of brokerage EF Hutton, and his wife Ashley Rallo. A short distance away, a four-bedroom at the Robert A.M. Stern-designed 200 East 83rd Street closed for $8,300,000 in the fifth-highest sale of the past week.
But while the new Upper East Side condominiums take significant inspiration from local prewar architecture, some say there is no substitute for the originals. Case in point: The top co-op sale and second-highest overall was a full-floor home at the prewar 944 Fifth Avenue that closed for $20,500,000. Elsewhere on the Upper East Side, a penthouse at the top of 605 Park Avenue closed for $13,500,000. Public records list the buyer as business executive Richard Attias.

Top Sales
109-East-79th-Street-01 109 East 79th Street, #PH19 (The Corcoran Group)
Carnegie Hill condos
Upper East Side condos
NYC condos
From the Listing:
Offering five bedrooms, a formal dining room, and a library, five ensuite bathrooms, and a powder room, this gracious home features 10’0" ceilings and south, east, north and west exposures. Elegant architectural details and materials throughout include expansive casement style windows in a white bronze finish, 4" wide 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.

Through a private and keyed entry vestibule finished with St. Clair marble flooring and wire brushed rift cut European white oak wall paneling, residents are greeted by a secure steel and tempered art glass entry door leading into a stately entry gallery. The entertaining wing includes a formal dining room, a gracious living room with a gas fireplace and south-facing balcony, and an adjacent library with a south-facing terrace offering views over 79th Street to midtown Manhattan.
1 Available Listing for Sale for $5,950,000

944-Fifth-Avenue-01 944 Fifth Avenue (CityRealty)
Fifth Avenue co-ops 944 Fifth Avenue, #9FL (Compass)
Upper East Side co-ops
NYC co-ops
From the Listing:
Magnificent full floor apartment offered at 944 Fifth Avenue. This high floor residence boasts 70’ frontage of sweeping Central Park views. maintained in pristine condition, the apartment lends itself to entertaining with a private elevator landing, central foyer that leads to a large, square dining room and a stunning oversized living room with three picture windows framing Central Park. Originally a five-bedroom, the apartment is currently laid out as a three-bedroom with a gym, two home offices and library. Approximately 5,000 square feet with ceiling heights over 10’ and central a/c throughout.
1 Available Listing for Sale for $32,000,000

605-Park-Avenue-01 605 Park Avenue (CityRealty)
Park Avenue co-ops 605 Park Avenue, #PHAB (Douglas Elliman)
Upper East Side co-ops
NYC co-ops
From the Listing:
The elevator opens directly into the foyer of this stunning five-bedroom, triplex penthouse and leads into the gorgeous living room with its wall-to-wall windows and three exposures. The main floor of this urban oasis offers an additional library, formal dining room, wrap terrace, a sunny, eat-in kitchen with top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances, two half bathrooms and a gym or home office. There are two bedrooms on this floor plus a luxurious primary bedroom suite with French doors leading to its private terrace.

The primary suite has two stunning dressing rooms, a sun-flooded marble bathroom with two sinks, a soaking tub and glass enclosed stall shower. The curved staircase leads to the lower level of this trophy home with its media room, wet bar, two more bedrooms, one and a half bathrooms, kitchenette and washing machine. On the top floor is a breathtaking solarium with walls of windows that is perfect for dining with its supplemental "kitchen" with warming drawers, small wine and regular fridge, a dumbwaiter and spectacular terraces and panoramic views.
5 Available Listings for Sale from $1,699,000

675-West-End-Avenue-01 675 West End Avenue (CityRealty)

200-East-83rd-Street-01 200 East 83rd Street, #10B (Compass)
Yorkville condos 200 East 83rd Street, #10B (Compass)
From the Listing:
Robert A.M. Stern and his partners crafted the building’s elegant silhouette, keeping with the Upper East Side’s classical tradition but at heights that are truly new and modern. The building offers expansive views to Central Park, the Midtown skyline, and the rivers and is moments from the city’s finest cultural institutions, parks, shopping, and dining. Wildflowers that were native to the area are carved into 200 East 83rd Street’s limestone façade. Sculpted railings echo the street’s tree-lined greenery while large-scale windows, fine ironwork, and monumental arches soar toward the building’s iconic crown.

The residences are graceful yet modern, honoring classicism with a fresh approach. Abundant light streams in, complementing the tailored interiors by award- winning designer Rottet Studio. The commitment to design excellence can be felt in each room and at every opportunity – especially in the kitchen – state- of-the-art technology and beautiful craftsmanship are married. Primary bathrooms feature a fresh, bright palette, complemented by elements of warm wood cabinetry. A rain shower, deep soaking tub and heated floors infuse every day with an air of luxury.
2 Available Listings for Rent from $30,000/month

Notable Sales

Gregory Lee and Amanda Moretti

140-Perry-Street-01 140 Perry Street (CityRealty)
West Village lofts 140 Perry Street, #3W (Compass)
West Village condos
NYC condos
As part of a fundraiser for the City and Country School, philanthropists Amanda Moretti and Gregory Lee hosted a dinner at their West Village loft. Public records indicate that they have recently sold it.

From the Listing:
Why not have it all in this pre-war, keyed elevator, West Village condominium. This 2,569-square-foot 3-bedroom and 2-bathroom traditional loft is a rarity for this neighborhood. It offers the charm of a tree-lined cobblestone street and plenty of space, light and airiness to enjoy it in. With its concrete beamed ceiling over 11’, expansive open corner living room with 2 exposures facing north and west, a wood burning fireplace, hard wood plank flooring, central air, and a 30’ wall of window seats, this home is the perfect entertaining space. The extremely large open kitchen with a window over the sink, expansive counter space, and Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Miele appliances, can easily fit an additional table or island in the center of the room.

The long hallway leading to the bedrooms has a hall bath with bathtub, and a large pantry/storage room that has a 50-bottle wine refrigerator, a plethora of storage and a washer/dryer. The second and third bedrooms with high west facing windows are charming. At the end of the hall, is an enormous corner south and west facing primary bedroom with room for a seating area, two large walk-in closets, bookshelves and an en-suite bathroom with a large soaking tub, separate shower and double sink.

David Duchovny

320-Central-Park-West-01 The Ardsley (CityRealty)
Central Park West co-ops David Duchovny (Wiki Commons); The Ardsley, #19A (Sotheby's International Realty)
Upper West Side co-ops
NYC co-ops
While best known for his role on network hit The X-Files, David Duchovny has spent the early part of 2023 popping up on streaming services with You People and History of the World: Part II. He has also made a change on the real estate front, having offloaded his Central Park West apartment. When he listed the apartment in May 2021, the New York Post noted that he bought it for over $6 million in 2012.

From the Listing:
Bask in panoramic park views from this spectacular pre-war co-op home on Central Park West. A private elevator landing opens to a wide gallery entry. Beyond, the generously scaled living room overlooks the Central Park Reservoir, offering an incomparable overview of urban nature at its best.

Take in all the seasons of the park from your private terrace. Three bedrooms — the primary suite also overlooking the Reservoir — three baths, a large den and an eat-in kitchen make for ideal gracious living on a comfortable scale in this impeccably maintained home. This rare corner prewar classic is on the 19th floor of the Ardsley, a New York landmark originally designed and developed by Emery Roth. Beautiful prewar detail in the home includes beamed ceilings, oversized casement windows and original wood floors. Today the Ardsley is one of Central Park West's finest full-service white-glove buildings, with a live-in superintendent and a 24-hour doorman and concierge.
1 Available Listing for Sale for $1,450,000

Serge Kassardjian

9-Franklin-Street-01 The Franklin (CityRealty)
Tribeca lofts The Franklin, #11NE (The Corcoran Group)
Tribeca condos
NYC condos
After years at Google and Sony Music, Serge Kassardjian has co-founded software company StayTuned Digital and venture capital fund 6th Man Ventures. His most recent change is in the real estate realm, where he and his wife Emily have just bought a Tribeca loft.

From the Listing:
This approx. 2,300-square-foot, high-floor sanctuary greets you with a gracious foyer lined with a walk-in closet and powder room. Ahead, the expansive corner great room features wide-plank hardwood floors and soaring ceilings dotted with recessed and designer lighting. A wide expanse of north- and west-facing windows frames open-sky views that stretch from 56 Leonard to the Hudson River. In the open kitchen, you’ll find abundant glass-front Elgot cabinetry, black granite countertops and upscale stainless steel appliances, including a Blue Star six-burner range with a DCS exhaust hood, a Subzero refrigerator, Miele dishwasher and Subzero wine refrigerator.

The lavish owner’s suite features southwestern outlooks, a walk-in custom closet and a gorgeous en suite bathroom with a soaking tub, walk-in shower, double vanity and floor-to-ceiling tile. Two secondary bedrooms with roomy closets share a lovely full bathroom with shimmering mosaic tile, a large shower and a console vanity with a vessel sink. A large utility room with an in-unit washer-dryer completes this outstanding Tribeca residence.
1 Available Listing for Sale for $4,495,000
1 Available Listing for Rent for $22,000/month

Herve Rousseau

2300-Frederick-Douglass-Boulevard-01 Apex Condominiums, #8B (Compass)
Harlem condos
Upper Manhattan condos
NYC condos
As owner of Flûte Bar & Lounge, Herve Rousseau is well known for his Champagne expertise. He has also shown sharp real estate acumen -- while the Harlem condo he and wife Dacotah shared sold for less than the last asking price, they still make a profit on it, having purchased it for $716,500 in 2011.

From the Listing:
Located around the corner from the historic Apollo Theater and just two blocks from Morningside Park, this 1,219-square-foot two-bedroom/two-bath apartment is part of the stylish Aloft boutique hotel. This bright, elegant and spacious apartment boasts gorgeous views, open concept kitchen/living room, washer and dryer in the unit, central air, doorman service, high end gym, private storage, parking, and multiple roof decks. Conveniently located near the A/C and B/D trains as well as grocery stores and classic Harlem eateries like the Red Rooster, you will enjoy all the conveniences of this thriving, historic neighborhood as well as the luxuries of a high end hotel.
1 Available Listing for Sale for $790,000

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