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Woolworth's pinnacle via Alchemy Properties Woolworth's pinnacle via Alchemy Properties
Esteemed architect Philip Johnson once cited that the Woolworth Building as his all-time favorite skyscraper, decades later, he is far from its only admirer. In recent years the upper portion of the commercial landmark has been converted to residences. We've ranked Woolworth as one of the city's most prestigious condo buildings, as having the most romantic rooflines, and being the most adept condo conversion of our time.. In this week's round-up of top sales and contract-signings in NYC for the week of Febr, the "cathedral of commerce" (and now of respite) makes a strong showing with not one but two deals among the top contracts signed in the past week.

Aside from Woolworth, the Billionaires' Row supertowers of 252 West 57th Street, One57, and 53W53 topped the list as they have been in many weeks prior. Two Park Avenue co-op spreads also were among the biggest sales, making it clear that the avenue is still among the world's great addresses.
252 East 57th Street Facade detail of 252 East 57th Street at sunrise
In addition to honoring the past, this week's top contracts look to the future. At $23.75 million, the top contract went to the penthouse in 252 East 57th Street, a new tower on the eastern end of Billionaires' Row. New construction downtown filled in the top five spots.
Billionaires' Row also makes a splash on the sales side, where the top recorded sale of the past week was a four-bedroom at One57 that sold for $15.7 million. A few blocks over, a listing at 53W53 wasn't far behind with a sale recorded for $12.75 million. However, as the next two top sales show, prestigious Park Avenue cooperatives are not to be consigned to the past.
For the week of February 9, there were a total of 258 condo, condop, and co-op sales recorded in Manhattan with the average price of the 116 condo sales coming in at $2.205 million or $1,634 per square foot. The 134 co-ops averaged $1.46M. See the full list below.

Top Contracts
Condo | 6 beds, 7 baths | 8,139 ft2
252-East-57th-Street-1 All images of 252 East 57th Street via Douglas Elliman
From the listing:
Impeccably designed by Daniel Romualdez, this full-floor, 6 bedroom 7 bath masterpiece is awash with light and sky, offering a living environment without compromise. Each space is custom tailored and designed to capture the drama and unrivaled elegance of a curved glass façade, boasting expansive 360-degree views of the city, including Central Park, the East River, and the iconic Chrysler Building.

A perfect balance between 12'9 foot ceilings and floor to ceiling glass windows, gracious living spaces built to entertain, a north-facing terrace, and stately fireplace add to the allure. Here no detail is left unturned, from the parallel projecting 10' operable windows allowing you to bring the outdoors in, to the eat-in dining area paired with a transparent bookcase for showcasing art. When it's time for a more formal affair, the generous dining room comes surrounded by walls of glass and is ideally positioned to seize the ambiance of city lights.

For the chef, a custom Eggersmann kitchen is richly appointed with horizontal grain walnut cabinetry, sleek HanStone glass quartz countertops & backsplash, as well as a Dornbracht polished chrome faucet and 33" Kohler Stages sink with integrated walnut cutting board & prep bowls. The high-end Miele appliance package ensures an effortless culinary experience with 5-burner gas cooktop, vented hood & steam ovens, dishwasher, hidden refrigerator-freezer, and wine fridge for storing 102 of your favorite bottles. A secondary kitchen and walk-in chef's pantry affords the perfect space for caterers and guests, complete with Miele appliances, 4-burner gas cooktop with vented hood, convection oven, refrigerator-freezer, microwave, dishwasher, and prep sink.
4 Available Listings from $4.5M

Condo | 3 beds, 3.5 baths | 2,847 ft2
160-West-12th-Street-1 All images of The Greenwich Lane via Compass
From the listing:
This exceptional 3BR/3.5BA residence on West Twelfth Street offers rare northern exposures over some of the most coveted blocks in the West Village from a private 221 sf terrace through. 11 ft. beamed ceilings, hardwood floors, painted wood and stainless steel finishes invoke the highly crafted style of early modern industrial architecture. Unique painted steel entry doors and vertically paneled interior doors lead into a well-proportioned living room with four large French doors that offer Empire State views from your private terrace.

The chef's kitchen is fully equipped with state-of-the art Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Miele appliances. A pale white marble countertop and marble tile backsplash add richness to the modernist character of the home. The master suite is features a large walk-in-closet, and an elegant master bathroom with custom heated marble mosaic floors, under-mounted soaking tub with marble surround, glass-enclosed shower, and custom millwork vanity with marble slab countertop. Additional well-proportioned bedrooms line the northern side of the home, with newly enlarged, double-hung mullioned windows, Empire State views, and en suite marble bathrooms.
1 Available Listing for $12M

Condo | 4 beds, 4.5 baths | 3,080 ft2
91-Leonard-Street-1 All images of 91 Leonard Street via Toll Brothers
From the listing:
Welcome home to this gracious 4 bedroom PENTHOUSE on the top floor of the building. This is the last remaining 4-bedroom home at 91 Leonard. This homes features all four exposures, north, south, east and west. Look out your living room and dining area for spectacular views of midtown and the Empire State Building. The elegant kitchen is closed off from the living area, making it ideal for entertaining and catering. The kitchens are custom appointed with Poliform cabinetry and fully integrated Gaggenau appliances. Penthouse homes feature upgraded kitchens complete with wine refrigerators, teppanyaki griddles on the cooktop, speed oven and warming drawers, The thoughtfully designed master suite comes with an extravagantly large en suite bath and an enormous walk in closet, plus spectacular west facing views over Tribeca with a peak of the Hudson River. This home also features 3 VERY generously sized secondary bedrooms designed to accommodate queen sized beds each with their own en suite bath. Take your own internal staircase up to your private 1200 square foot terrace and enjoy the views all around! This home is the perfect integration of elegance and design for elevated living.
9 Available Listings from $1.7M

Condo | 2 beds, 2.5 baths | 2,548 ft2
2-Park-Place-1 All images of The Woolworth Tower Residences via Sotheby's
From the listing:
Set almost 533 feet above street level, this sprawling two-bedroom, two- and a half-bath home offers 2,548 square feet of gracious living space and three breathtaking exposures of sweeping city and river views. This luxurious tower residence is complete with an oversized eat-in kitchen, ceilings nearly 11” high, and solid oak herringbone floors throughout. The sun-flooded professional kitchen has been outfitted with custom Dada cabinetry crafted by the Molteni Group, Calacatta Caldia marble countertops, and integrated Dornbracht fixtures.

A full suite of Miele appliances, inclusive of a wine fridge and dishwasher, truly makes this kitchen extraordinary. Designed with serenity in mind, the oversized corner master suite is outfitted with a 8'9”x 9'9” walk in closet and a spacious bathroom boasting a steam shower, freestanding Porcelanosa soaking tub, dual vanity with Dornbracht platinum-finish fixtures, Nanz nickel hardware, and Calacatta Caldia radiant heat floors.

Condo | 2 beds, 2 baths | 2,548 ft2
From the listing:
At a height of 447 feet above street level, this sprawling two bedroom, two and a half bath home is approx. 2548 square feet and offers up to 10' ceilings, oak herringbone floors throughout and large operable windows facing North, West and South with meticulously restored terra-cotta window surrounds elegantly framing the breathtaking views over historic TriBeca and One World Trade. The windowed kitchen has open views of the Manhattan skyline, custom dada cabinetry by the Molteni Group, Dornbracht hardware, Calacatta Caldia marble counters and backsplashes as well as a suite of Miele appliances offers direct views of the Manhattan skyline.

The corner master suite boasts a walk-in closet and dressing area with a spacious windowed bathroom outfitted with steam shower, free standing tub, double vanity by the Molteni Group, Calacatta Prima marble floors and marble slab walls and radiant heated floors with a Nero Marquina border all finished with Dornbracht Platinum fixtures and Nanz nickel hardware.
7 Available Listings from $2.9M

Top Sales
Condo | 4 beds, 4.5 baths | 3,466 ft2
157-West-57th-Street-1 All images of One57 via Terrace & Garden Properties
From the listing:
This 4-bedroom, 4.5 bathroom enclave is elegance at its most refined. Enter through the elegant and stately 25-foot Entrance Gallery, where the finest art can be proudly displayed; then soak in towering views of Central Parks Sheeps Meadow, Reservoir and lush green forests rolling beneath the spacious and bright Grand Salon; expansive views of the Park, Rivers and City envelop the entertainment and dining spaces. Floor-to-ceiling windows stretch the expanse of the sky into your home during the day, while allowing the glittering cityscape permeate your senses at night. Soaring, 10-7" ceiling heights and oversized doors allow this expanse to be felt in every corner of the home. This is where the spectacular meets style.

The interior is meticulously detailed, with impeccable taste and flawless craft. Carefully-selected, rift-cut ebony oak flooring and premium finishes adorn all spaces. The kitchen becomes a true hub of creativity: a hand-crafted, custom-made kitchen by high-end kitchen designer Smallbone of Devizes, with granite countertops and backsplashes, Miele and Sub-Zero appliances and Dornbracht fixtures, and a fabulous eat-in dining area. A Miele washer/dryer, central air conditioning and communication prewiring optimize comfort and convenience. An advanced, custom audio system delivers quality sound wherever you go at your home.
14 Available Listings from $3.6M

Condo | 3 beds, 4 baths | 3,230 ft2
53-West-53rd-Street-1 All images of 53W53 via The Corcoran Group
From the listing:
Within this 3,230 SF (300 SM) three bedroom home, one finds a gracious entry foyer, massively scaled living room, a palatial master suite and two generous secondary bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. With interiors by Thierry Despont, Residence 59B also boasts an eat-in, windowed kitchen with custom cabinetry by Molteni, statuary marble countertops and backlit backsplash, and complete suite of appliances by Miele and Sub-Zero. The corner master bedroom suite includes an extremely spacious master bath that features Verona limestone slab floors and baseboard, Noir St. Laurent marble and Peruvian golden travertine feature walls. High above The Museum of Modern Art, a short walk to Fifth Avenue and mere blocks from Central Park, the Jean Nouvel-designed 53 West 53 is an exclusive collection of residences with super-luxury, hotel-like services and amenities. Now welcoming residents.
21 Available Listings from $3.5M

Co-op | 3 beds, 3 baths
930-Park-Avenue-1 All images of 930 Park Avenue via Sotheby's
From the listing:
This glamorous and graceful 9 room, triple mint condition apartment is perfectly situated on a high floor with wonderfully sunny open city views. The absolutely stunning residence was meticulously renovated for grand entertaining and casual family living by celebrated interior designer Mark Cunningham. The beautiful sweep of public rooms, include a marvelously symmetrical and proportioned gallery as well as a vast living room with wood burning fireplace, a paneled library and a superbly versatile dining room that also doubles as a family room. Each of these rooms enjoy picturesque open city views and loads of light.

This is a fabulous entertaining apartment that also boasts an extremely private and super luxurious corner master bedroom Suite with a marble clad bathroom, extraordinary closets and amazing sunlight. Beyond there are two further bedrooms, sharing an en suite white marble bathroom and tremendous closet space. The fully equipped and stylish chef's kitchen includes a sizable laundry area and staff room with bath. Noteworthy features include extraordinary custom millwork, elegant finishes, multiple zone central air conditioning, soundproof windows and hardwood floors as well as state-of-the-art electronic systems throughout.

Co-op | 4 beds, 4 baths | 4,000 ft2
800-Park-Avenue-1 All images of 800 Park Avenue via Brown Harris Stevens
From the listing:
Light abounds in this full floor Park Avenue apartment accessed by a private elevator landing and windowed foyer. With over 100' overlooking Park Ave., the apartment has gracious entertaining space comprised of a wood paneled library with a wood-burning fireplace, large living room also with a wood-burning fireplace, and a square dining room. Off of the separate bedroom wing, there are four large bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. The large kitchen has been opened up and has plenty of space to create a cook's kitchen. In addition, there is a maid's room with its own sitting room and bathroom as well as a separate windowed laundry room and pantry. The apartment awaits your personal touch.
1 Available Listing for $9.5M

Condo | 2 beds, 2.5 baths
211-Elizabeth-Street-1 All images of 211 Elizabeth Street via Compass
From the listing:
Every detail of this private Penthouse paradise feels elegant and rich, with bespoke finishes inside and out, from the custom inlaid floors, Danish oiled walnut kitchen counter tops, hand-painted millwork, and custom-designed doors to the indoor and outdoor wood-burning fireplaces. The interiors have been thoughtfully conceived by Havilande Whitcomb in an international style informed by the 1930's to the midcentury, producing a gracious prewar feel with an innovative twist. With French doors opening to the L-shaped terrace from every room in this exceptional home, the outdoor space becomes a literal extension of the interior living space. The unique floorplan features a perfectly proportioned Living Room amplified by an Atelier skylight and large wood-burning fireplace flowing into a formal Dining Room. The beautifully landscaped terrace, designed by Halsted Welles, is serenely enveloped in lush vegetation including wisteria, grapevines, clematis and a rich green ground cover, providing a protected haven from the outside world. Exposures to the North, South, and East offer exceptional views of the iconic New York skyline.

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