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182 East 64th Street, the past week's top contract (Brown Harris Stevens) 182 East 64th Street, the past week's top contract (Brown Harris Stevens)
The top contract of the past week was 182 East 64th Street, a five-level townhouse that entered contract with an asking price of $10,950,000. The Lenox Hill townhouse was the former home of John Hay "Jock" Whitney, a scion of the prominent family; as such, he was one of the wealthiest men in America to begin with when he founded J.H. Whitney & Co., the oldest venture capital firm in the country and the one that coined the term. He was also well known for his coining of the phrase "crew cut" while still at Yale, his film production career, his investment in Gone With the Wind, his time as publisher of the New York Herald Tribune, and his post as U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom under President Dwight D. Eisenhower, sixty years after his grandfather, John Hay Whitney, held the position.

Long Island estate Greentree is perhaps Jock Whitney's most famous residence, but he also owned this Upper East Side townhouse. It is currently divided into four floor-through units, but it could easily be reconfigured into a single-family mansion. It offers 14 rooms, six bathrooms, and a three-car garage.
While the industry titans of yesteryear favored Upper East Side mansions, this century's wealthy are gravitating to West Chelsea, if the past week's contracts are any indication. The top apartment contract and second-highest overall took place at The Cortland, where a massive six-bedroom condo with a private terrace and an asking price of $10,600,000. It was trailed closely by #19CW, a three-bedroom asking $10,250,000. A few blocks north, a five-bedroom home with a private terrace at the Zaha Hadid-designed 520 West 28th Street entered contract asking an even $10,000,000.
30-Front-Street-01 Olympia (Sotheby's International Realty)
Meanwhile, a borough away, Brooklyn Nets player Ben Simmons entered contract to buy an apartment in DUMBO skyline standout Olympia with an asking price of $13,000,000. The Real Deal describes the apartment as a massive combination unit with eight bedrooms, soaring ceilings, approximately 5,000 interior square feet, and 325 square feet of outdoor space; the outlet also notes that the building is approximately 15 minutes from Barclays Center. He will also enjoy access to the building's amenities, which include but are not limited to, a full fitness center with spin studio and boxing gym, indoor and outdoor lap pools, and New York highest private outdoor tennis court. No word on whether fellow athlete Naomi Osaka will join him at the building, but she did tour it as part of an apartment hunt while training for the U.S. Open.

182-East-64th-Street-01 182 East 64th Street, #TH (Brown Harris Stevens)
Lenox Hill townhouses
Upper East Side townhouses
NYC townhouses
From the Listing:
This exceptional 25-foot residence, with a private three-car garage, is located on one of the Upper East Side’s most beautiful and tranquil blocks, on East 64th Street between Lexington and Third Avenues. The home was once owned by John Hay "Jock" Whitney, and has only been offered for sale once before in the past 100 years. The renovated five level elevator building consists of 14 rooms and 6 bathrooms.

The interior space is approximately 7,000 square feet, and the basement is an additional 1,700 square feet. Each and every room has exceptionally beautiful and leafy views, with natural light pouring in throughout the day. The impressive and massive main living room is 22 x 21.7 and boasts 13-foot ceilings with double-height windows facing south, overlooking one of the most beautiful groupings of townhouse gardens on the Upper East Side.

555-West-22nd-Street-01 The Cortland (CORE)
West Chelsea condos
From the Listing:
Residence 3DEE is 3,928 square feet with six bedrooms and six-and-a-half bathrooms. The 2,714-square-foot private terrace offers southern-facing views and an outdoor kitchen. The expansive, open-plan living and dining areas feature a 28-foot great room, kitchen with a custom Olson Kundig-designed Jackbox, warm wood flooring, and floor-to-ceiling windows. Designed by Olson Kundig and curated by Related Life, the amenities have all the style and sophistication of a private members club in the city.
16 Available Listings for Sale from $1,750,000
1 Available Listing for Rent for $20,000/month

555-West-22nd-Street
Chelsea condos
High Line condos
555 West 22nd Street
From the Listing:
Uniting elegant design and exceptional attention to detail, The Cortland is a building that will stand for generations to come. Residence 19CW is 2,430 square feet with three bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms. The expansive, open-plan living and dining areas feature unobstructed views of the Hudson River, a 28-foot corner Great Room, a kitchen with a custom Olson Kundig-designed Jackbox and a walk-in pantry, warm wood flooring, and floor-to-ceiling windows. The amenity program is the heart of the residential experience at The Cortland.
16 Available Listings for Sale from $1,750,000
1 Available Listing for Rent for $20,000/month

520-West-28th-Street-01 520 West 28th Street, #10 (The Corcoran Group)
High Line condos
Chelsea condos
West Chelsea condos
From the Listing:
Gracious in every way, this spectacular residence spans 4,220 square feet interior and 246 square feet exterior. Designed inside and out by Dame Zaha Hadid, it is at once a work of great artistic integrity, a grand entertaining space and a comfortable family home. The key-locked elevator opens directly into a remarkable gallery to showcase an art collection.

The enormous 900-square-foot Great Room spans overlooks the High Line while the separate kitchen by Boffi with Gaggenau appliances flows into an ideal family room for casual entertaining and oversized balcony with views of the Empire State Building. A luxurious primary bedroom is a true oasis with its own sitting area, windowed primary bath and two large walk-in closets. A family wing features three additional bedrooms each with walk-in closets and en-suite baths, as well as a true utility room.
3 Available Listings for Sale from $3,995,000

88-Central-Park-West-01 The Brenmore, #7/8N (Compass)
Central Park West co-ops
Upper West Side co-ops
Central Park West apartments
From the Listing:
Filled with character, charm, grand rooms, stained glass, fine decorative moldings, oversized leaded glass windows, an eat-in-kitchen, and approximately 11 foot high soaring ceilings, this 4-bedroom home plus family room/den is truly one of New York’s most distinguished and irreplaceable homes. While the home needs updating there are countless details that most who buy would preserve. What’s irreplaceable are the location, massive windows, the extraordinary details, the grandeur of the rooms and the views. It all starts there!

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