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From prewar townhouses to new construction multi-family buildings, it was a good week for Upper East Side contracts From prewar townhouses to new construction multi-family buildings, it was a good week for Upper East Side contracts
The past week's top contract by far was for 36 East 68th Street, an Upper East Side townhouse that entered contract with a $60,000,000 in an off-market transaction. Mansion Global identified the seller as an entity linked to Italian organic grocery store executive Felice Lasalvia di Clemente, which bought the house for $16 million in 2012. During that time, the property underwent a massive renovation that included transforming the basement into a veritable home health club with a gym, pool, sauna, and hammam.

The Real Deal notes that the South African-based buyer initially saw the house over FaceTime and that the deal was nearly finalized by the time they were able to see it in person. The house was initially listed in the low $50 million range, and the furniture added several million dollars to the price.
36 East 68th Street dates back to 1879, and the Upper East Side remains a powerful draw for well-heeled buyers. The top apartment sale was #DPH11, the last apartment to sell at 150 East 78th Street, which entered contract with an asking price of $16,950,000. The five-bedroom duplex features 3,816 interior square feet and a 277-square-foot private terrace accessible from the living room and library. Olshan Realty's market report notes that this price was raised from $16.5 million when the building started marketing off floor plans in January 2021.

Ten blocks north, a full-floor apartment at 1228 Madison Avenue entered contract with a $9,850,000 asking price, the highest co-op contract and fifth-highest ask of the past week. The building's design by Robert A.M. Stern was inspired by prewar architecture, but offers such modern features as state-of-the-art kitchen appliances and radiant heated floors in the primary bath.

36-East-68th-Street-01 36 East 68th Street, #HOUSE (Serhant)
From the Listing:
An already charming residence with an immaculate indian limestone facade was reimagined by its owner who transformed it into a one-of-a-kind, glorious residence that reflects both the sophistication and elegance of a luxurious modern home with distinctly European allure and sensibility. With interiors by Achille Salvagni and custom finished by Italian artisans, this new standard bearer consists of 9,153 square feet above grade (12,693 square feet including cellar and sub cellar). The cellar floor is an amalgam of dedicated spaces for sports and wellness, representing both historical and modern luxury. Through the wrought iron entrance on the street level, one finds a handsome vestibule, a receiving gallery, powder room, a distinguished garden facing library with an adjacent study. One level up the ribbon-like sultry architectural staircase that connects all floors, a large landing leads to grand antique marble portals and mahogany doors that open onto two large rooms. The second floor replicates the layout of the first, with a street-facing room for formal receptions and a large kitchen with pantry to the rear for everyday affairs.

150-East-78th-Street-01 150 East 78th Street, #PH11B (Compass)
Lenox Hill condos
Upper East Side condos
NYC condos
From the Listing:
Duplex PH11B is the perfect five-bedroom five-bath residence totaling 3,816 square feet with a gracious 277-square-foot terrace fit for entertaining. Arched windows and Juliet balconies are key features that set this apartment apart from others in the building. All of the gracious public spaces are on the first floor including an eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, entry gallery, private stair and great room with fireplace and terrace that runs the length of the great room. Chevron and straight plank wood flooring run the length of the apartment as well as tall ceilings and detailed crown molding provide the perfect canvas for applying your own style.

400-West-12th-Street-01 Superior Ink, #14C (Official)
West Village condos
Village condos
400 West 12th Street
From the Listing:
A spectacular and expansive high-floor residence at the West Village’s Superior Ink Condominiums, designed by the seminal and renowned firm of Robert A.M. Stern Architects, this home offers the luxury and extensive amenities of a recently completed building with the timelessness of classic, prewar New York architecture. Designed to embrace iconic and dramatic views over the Hudson River, the High Line, and Midtown Manhattan, including a prized vista toward the Empire State Building, the unit offers a full 270 degrees of exposure, with 10-foot-tall ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows. The home’s interiors have been fully built-out and finished, with a masterful use of space to create an impressive corner, salon-like living room, enclosed formal dining room, and adjacent office or library, which can also be converted for use as a fifth bedroom. Each of the four bedrooms has a full ensuite bath and more-than-generous closet space, while the principal bedroom, overlooking the Hudson, offers an opulent bathroom with dual vanities, a soaking tub and separate shower, and two large walk-in closets.
1 Available Listing for Sale for $19,995,000

338-West-12th-Street-01 338 West 12th Street, #TH (Compass)
West Village townhouses
NYC townhouses
NYC houses
From the Listing:
Nestled between two beautifully renovated townhomes on a tree-lined cobblestone block, 338 West 12th Street is among the few West Village townhouses that spans 24 feet wide. Exterior details include a federal styled brick facade and a grand stone stoop adorned with elegant ironwork. The parlor level, flooded with northern and southern light is a grand open loft-like space with a chef’s kitchen, wide plank floors and generous living area. The home spans 5,294 interior square feet, currently configured as 6 free market apartments and will be delivered vacant. Additional floors are filled with tasteful architectural elements, including an oval skylight, high ceilings, decorative fireplaces and mantels. Surrounded by beautiful lush greenery, the serene garden offers a quiet escape.

1228-Madison-Avenue-01 1228 Madison Avenue, #12FL (Compass)
Carnegie Hill co-ops
Upper East Side co-ops
Madison Avenue co-ops
From the Listing:
Residence Twelve at 1228 Madison Avenue is a 3,576-square-foot, 4-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom home with sweeping views of Central Park and the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir. A private windowed elevator vestibule leads into the unit, with custom stained white oak chevron flooring throughout the living spaces. A triple-exposure corner living room is perched high over Central Park, bathed in natural light throughout the day. The kitchen, crafted by Molteni, features matte white lacquer cabinetry with white oak detailing, honed Calacatta Estremoz countertops and backsplash, and ample island seating. A suite of appliances by Lacanche, Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Miele complete the space. With views north, east, and south over Madison Avenue, the primary bedroom suite is a true oasis.
2 Available Listings for Sale from $7,350,000

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