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Two Waterline Square penthouse via Noe & Associates with The Boundary Two Waterline Square penthouse via Noe & Associates with The Boundary
From August 1-7, 2021, a total of 503 Manhattan condo, co-op, and condop sales were recorded with an aggregate total of $925,800,463. This is the biggest week in terms of both dollar amount and number of sales since CityRealty began keeping records, and more than four times the number of deals recorded for the same week in August 2020.

The 237 condo transactions blended to a median price of $1.639 million, or $1,531 per square foot. The 256 co-op sales reported a median price of $820K.

With the exception of the top sale, a NoMad apartment that closed for $23 million, it was a good week for the West Side. Not only did two high-floor sales close at Central Park Tower, but Two Waterline Square closed on the sale of #PHA, which was the most expensive unit in the development and the highest-priced sale when it went into contract with an asking price of $18 million in 2019. It ultimately closed for $15,453,358, but nevertheless speaks to the popularity of the development - Two Waterline Square is one of 2021's best-selling buildings to date, and this sale comes shortly after the sale of #PHB, which was listed for $17.25 million. A penthouse at One Waterline Square has yet to hit the market, but will be the only one left in the three-building development when it does.
Rounding out the top five was embattled producer Scott Rudin's home in The San Remo, which closed for $13.1 million in an off-market deal. The Wall Street Journal announced the sale and identified the buyers as Sparknotes founder Dan Weiss and literary agent Amy Berkower. Property records show that Mr. Rudin bought the apartment before 2000.
56-Leonard-Street-01 56 Leonard via Compass
In a dramatic jump from last week's 21, a total of 36 luxury contracts priced $4 million and up were signed in Manhattan from August 2-8. The total weekly asking price sales volume came to $309,950,990.

Olshan Realty's market report observes that in 17 of the past 27 weeks, the top two contracts have been penthouse sales. Among them was this week's top sale, #PH60/61 at 56 Leonard Street, which entered contract with an asking price of $49.995 million. Listing broker Clayton Orrigo of Compass told the New York Post that this is the most expensive downtown penthouse sale of the year. He declined to identify the buyer, but the Herzog & de Meuron-designed tower, also known as the Jenga Building, counts Frank Ocean and Keegan-Michael Key among its past and present residents.

The second-highest contract was the twelfth-floor unit at 1030 Fifth Avenue, which entered contract at an asking price of $20 million. This represents a deep discount from its first asking price of $45 million in September 2017, but the unidentified buyer might be putting their money into renovations - the market report notes that the apartment needs work.

Top Sales
212-Fifth-Avenue-01 212 Fifth Avenue via Madison Equities
1 Available Listing for Sale for $10.6M
1 Available Listing for Rent for $27,000

217-West-57th-Street-01 All images of Central Park Tower via Extell
16 Available Listings for Sale from $6.9M
2 Available Listings for Rent from $25,000

From the listing:
This north, east, and south-facing, three-bedroom, three and one-half bathroom residence boasts expansive views of Central Park and Midtown from the corner Living and Dining Rooms. Perfect for entertaining, the separate eat-in-kitchen features abundant space and light from floor-to-ceiling windows. Crafted by renowned Smallbone of Devizes, the gourmet kitchen includes premium Miele appliances. The gracious layout provides an oversized primary suite with corner south and east exposures, dual walk-in-closets, and a windowed primary bath framing picturesque city views.

30-Riverside-Boulevard-02 All images of Waterline Square via Noe & Associates with The Boundary
From the listing:
Adorning the highest point in Waterline Square, this grand four bedroom, five bathroom, one powder room penthouse residence commands half of the thirty-eighth floor and cantilevers over the Hudson River to the south, west and north to the George Washington Bridge. A private terrace provides unparalleled opportunity for relaxation or at-home outdoor entertaining. This distinguished home features floor to ceiling windows throughout with double height windows in the living room and dining room. The separate casual living room is conveniently located adjacent to the kitchen with views to the north and west. A more formal living room could be created in the southwest corner, enjoying the warmth of a fireplace and a front row seat for magnificent sunsets. Entertain with ease in dining space that can easily accommodate a dozen guests. The southwest facing corner main bedroom suite is accentuated by a long entry hallway, wet bar, three spacious closets, and dual main bathrooms. Each of the three additional bedrooms enjoys the privacy of en-suite baths and bedroom two boasts two spacious closets as well as a northwest corner exposure.
13 Available Listings for Sale from $2.3M

145-Central-Park-West-01 The San Remo via Corcoran
4 Available Listings for Sale from $6M

Top Contracts
56-Leonard-Street-01 All images of 56 Leonard Street via Compass
From the listing:
Set atop the iconic Herzog & de Meuron designed 56 Leonard, this trophy duplex encompasses 7,779 interior square feet and three exquisite terraces totaling 1,252 exterior square feet. From its unrivaled vantage point at the absolute top of the building, 360-degree vistas unfold at your feet and stretch across the harbor, Manhattan, Brooklyn and beyond. Towering 19-foot ceilings and soaring double-height windows accentuate the bright airiness of the home, while Appalachian white oak and premium stone pave the floors.

Arrive in this home via a secure key-locked elevator and discover a breathtaking great room that stretches an impressive 60 feet long. Grand dining and living areas boast exposures to the north, west and south, dazzling guests with epic sunsets and commanding panoramas. The gas fireplace provides a warm focal point while a spacious corner terrace invites stargazing and outdoor dining. The adjacent designer kitchen is anchored by a magnificent Absolute Black granite island reminiscent of a grand piano. Here, you’ll orchestrate memorable feasts with state-of-the-art appliances, including a double Sub-Zero refrigerator and wine cooler, Miele double oven, fully vented six-burner cooktop and two dishwashers, surrounded by distinctive satin-etched glass cabinetry.
8 Available Listings for Sale from $2.85M
1 Available Listing for Rent for $17,500

1030-Fifth-Avenue-01 1030 Fifth Avenue via CityRealty
1030-Fifth-Avenue-02 Interiors via Brown Harris Stevens
From the listing:
This grand full floor residence is located in a top Fifth Avenue prewar cooperative and enjoys dramatic views of Central Park and the Central Park West skyline. The gracious entry foyer opens to the large corner living room, the paneled library and the formal dining room. Each of the entertaining rooms has a wood burning fireplace and Central Park views. The primary suite and three additional bedrooms have open southern exposures and are flooded with sunlight. The large primary bedroom has a wood burning fireplace, a separate corner study, two full baths and abundant closet space. The service area includes a sunny and spacious chef’s kitchen, breakfast room, pantry and laundry room. A corner staff suite, which includes a sitting room, two staff bedrooms and a full bath, can be accessed off of the main hall or the service hall. Other highlights of the apartment include ten foot ceilings, herringbone floors, intricately carved moldings and marble mantle pieces.

12-East-80th-Street-01 All images of 12 East 80th Street via Douglas Elliman
From the listing:
Magnificent 10,000 square foot single family town house, perfectly located on a tree lined, museum block off Fifth Avenue. Recently renovated and in mint condition, this stunning home features grand proportions, great light, and approximately 1,300 square feet of sunny, south facing outdoor space, including a garden, 3 terraces, and a beautifully landscaped roof deck offering gorgeous views to the north and south. There are 8 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms and a powder room across 8 levels. An elevator services all floors (from garden level to roof deck).

Currently configured as two units with separate entrances, this townhouse presents a uniquely flexible layout. The office with annex studio could be converted to a guest suite, gym or spa providing full privacy and safety, or the office may easily be combined with the main residence. The impeccable renovation features a Savant smart home system, which controls the 14-zone HVAC system and video intercom.

18-Gramercy-Park-South-01 All images of 18 Gramercy Park South via Brown Harris Stevens
From the listing:
This 15th-floor residence occupies more than 4,200 square feet with 4 bedrooms, 5.5 baths, amazing windows and 3 exposures. A large entry foyer and glamorous 7' x 35' gallery leads dramatically into expanses of living / dining room and entertaining space including a library, kitchen with open family breakfast room. The living room with direct park views serves as the gallery's ultimate destination. A light filled eat-in kitchen with island and an open family breakfast room overlook Irving Place and feature furniture-grade hand-painted cabinetry by Smallbone of Devizes, LeFroy Brooks fittings and accessories, white quartzite countertops and backsplash, Wolf cooking and warming appliances, Sub-Zero refrigeration and wine storage, Miele dishwasher and fully vented hood.

32-East-64th-Street-01 The Verona via Sotheby's International Realty
32-East-64th-Street-02 Interiors via Douglas Elliman
From the listing:
Life atop of the Verona at 32 East 64th Street. This grand and recently renovated 11 room apartment on a high floor boasts sun flooded rooms, and open views west, north, and south. High ceilings, large windows, stunning custom millwork and a beautiful layout characterize this elegant home.

A private elevator landing leads to a central foyer with the living room, dining room, (both featuring wood burning fireplaces) and drawing room enfilade, facing west over Madison Avenue and beyond to Central Park. Also off the foyer is a library, with bar and fireplace. The custom chef’s kitchen features a Traulsen refrigerator, vented Viking stove, under counter ice maker and freezer, and a lovely breakfast room.
1 Available Listing for Sale for $2M

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