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70 Vestry & 520 Park Avenue Top Last Week's Recorded Sales 70 Vestry & 520 Park Avenue Top Last Week's Recorded Sales
Topping last week's recorded sales is 70 Vestry Street's 8S, a six-bedroom, 4,888-square-foot residence that sold for $24 million. The sponsor unit wasn't publicly listed and city records show Robert Frankel of the law firm Cohen & Frankel was acting as trustee for the unknown owner. 8S is one of the biggest spreads in the new Robert A.M. Stern-designed condominium, even slightly bigger than Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen's apartment on the 12th floor, a five-bedroom pad that was last listed for $29.5 million a year ago.

The second priciest sale marks the first closing from another Robert A.M. Stern building – 520 Park Avenue, developed by Zeckendorf Development. The unit, 18, was purchased for $16.9 million by Ronn Torossian, the controversial public relations executive and founder of 5WPR. He purchased through an LLC and is best known for his dealings with those in Trump’s circle, according to The Real Deal. At one point, his firm represented Sinclair Broadcasting, the largest television station operator in the U.S. that was in the news earlier this year for requiring its anchors to read pro-Trump scripts. Trump himself called it "far superior to CNN." Move-ins at 520 Park Avenue are expected to begin this month.

As for Manhattan's luxury contacts, 20 were signed last week at $4 million and above, representing the best post-Labor Day week since Olshan began keeping track in 2006. Half of those were sponsor units.

The number 1 spot went to a $15 million duplex penthouse atop 71 Laight Street. It originally came on the market in July 2013 for $20 million. Highlights of the four-bedroom pad include a 40-foot living room, a 1,065-square-foot private terrace, a library, a double-height stairwell, and a spacious master suite – the largest in the building.

The number 2 contract went to unit 7D at 21 Astor Place, which went into contract for $13.5 million, down from its original asking price of $17.25 million when it was first listed in June of last year. It's a gorgeous pre-war loft that was redesigned by architect Barry Berg and offers 4,275 square feet, 13' ceilings, and views of Astor Place Plaza and Cooper Union.
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21 Astor Place
21 Astor Place NoHo
930 Fifth Avenue
930 Fifth Avenue Park/Fifth Ave. to 79th St.
One Beacon Court, 151 East 58th Street
One Beacon Court, 151 East 58th Street Midtown East
Laureate, 2150 Broadway
Laureate, 2150 Broadway Broadway Corridor
432 Park Avenue
432 Park Avenue Midtown East
6+ beds, 6+ baths | 4,888 square feet
Last Sold on Aug 23, 2018 (Corcoran)
No listing description available.
6 Available Listings from $7.9M
4 beds, 5.5 baths | 4,613 square feet
Last Sold on Aug 30, 2018 (Zeckendorf)
No listing description available.
2 Available Listings from $20.5M
6+ beds, 6+ baths | 7,324 square feet
Last Sold on Aug 27, 2018 (Compass)
From the listing:
With over 48' facing Park Avenue, this stunning duplex home offers townhouse exclusivity all within a full-service, white-glove pre-war building. Soaring 10' ceilings and exquisite hardwood flooring distinguish this signature home. Spanning across two levels, this home uniquely offers seven private bedrooms and seven bathrooms and two half baths plus a private terrace for relaxation. UPPER LEVEL The private elevator vestibule leads to a double-sized living room, and an inviting wood-paneled library (with eight windows inset with custom millwork) all enjoying sunny, pleasant tree-lined views over Park Avenue. Each of these rooms have a decorative fireplace. The stately dining room and suburban sized chef’s eat-in-kitchen, appointed with Viking appliances, perfectly compliment each other and provide the ultimate entertainer's oasis. Three oversized bedrooms with ensuite baths and a powder room complete this floor. LOWER LEVEL Entered directly off of the building lobby or down an elegant winding staircase from the upper floor, the casual living areas and the private master bedroom suite await. The Park Avenue facing wing of this floor features a guest room or home office suite with full bathroom, a salon with a decorative fireplace and a separate study. With french doors that open onto a private terrace, the master bedroom suite has a luxurious five piece bath and oversized closets. An entertaining kitchen, two additional bedrooms with ensuite baths and a powder room complete this residence. The building sports a fitness center and additional storage in the basement. Perfectly poised on Park Ave and 75th Street, 823 Park is a 12-unit, full-service condominium that combines pre-war elegance and contemporary luxury for the ultimate living experience.
2 Available Listings from $12.5M
3 beds, 3.5 baths | n/a square feet
Last Sold on Aug 29, 2018 (Corcoran)
From the listing:
This triple mint, corner over-sized 7.5 room home is ideally positioned on the 'Gold Coast' of Manhattan's Upper East Side, directly across from Central Park and in one of this historic area's handsome Emery Roth-designed white-glove buildings. This custom-designed high-floor home features 50' feet of breathtaking, panoramic open Central Park Views. Positioned way above the trees and full of over-sized picture windows, extremely sought-after vistas showcase the full splendor of the Park throughout the seasons, as well as exceptional sunsets at days end. The iconic view of the city's skyline and the Central Park boat pond are also in full view from this sought-after vantage point. This custom-designed high-floor home balances elegant style and sleek design with the finest materials throughout. This sun-drenched apartment boasts over-sized tilt and turn windows, two corner rooms and incredibly bright exposures showcasing the most coveted views in the city. Wide open Central Park views in the master suite, living room and corner library.
2 Available Listings from $2.6M
2 beds, 2.5 baths | 1,975 square feet
From the listing:
Rarely available One Beacon Court. Spectacular 2 bedrooms, 2 marble baths, corner dining room, large entrance foyer, eat in kitchen, walk in closets, plus washer/dryer. The views are the best in Manhattan from all the rooms of Central Park. You can see all the way to the George Washington Bridge plus Midtown, the reservoir, Upper East Side, and the East River. The amenities include concierge, valet parking and a health club.
5 Available Listings from $7.6M
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4 beds, 5 baths | 4,986 square feet
Listed Oct 20, 2017 (Douglas Elliman)
From the listing:
The final four-bedroom duplex penthouse with parking included is perched atop The Sterling Mason in the heart of Tribeca featuring 4,986 square feet of meticulously curated interior space and a 1,065 square foot private terrace. Gachot Studios has expertly laid out this loft-style residence with apartment strengths, perfectly blending refined finishes with high-ceilings and grand proportions centered in the most coveted section of Tribeca. Enter this home through gracious double doors that welcome you into an entry gallery overlooking the stairway and the terrace beyond.The expansive 40-foot Living Room leads onto the superbly landscaped terrace via twin French Doors that flank the gas fireplace. To the west, a custom-made Henrybuilt kitchen appointed with walnut cabinetry, Imperial Danby marble countertops, and top-of-the-line appliances flows into the Family Room area that features oversized windows overlooking the courtyard. A hallway leads to a powder room serving the upper level. Rounding out this level is the elegant library which opens to the terrace.
2 Available Listings from $5.7M
4 beds, 4.5 baths | 4,275 square feet
Listed Jul 18, 2018 (Douglas Elliman)
From the listing:
Impeccable Astor Place Duplex Loft! This sprawling pre-war condominium 4 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom duplex loft offers 4,275 square feet of living space totally redesigned by renowned architect Barry Berg. Enter the foyer and immediately be taken by the soaring 13' ceilings and grand scale of this spectacular home. The large great room on the main floor features nine over-sized windows bathing the great room with sunlight and offering dramatic views of Astor Place Plaza and historic Cooper Union.The kitchen is equipped with an 8-burner gas range, Sub-Zero refrigerator and wine fridge, Miele dishwasher and a walk-in pantry. The main floor also includes a fourth bedroom with an en-suite bathroom, a large powder room for guests and spacious laundry room with additional storage.The upper level has a large gallery perfect for art, an additional sitting room or a home office, and leads to the master bedroom suite and two additional bedrooms. The master bedroom floats above Astor Place, showcasing views of Cooper Union through large arched windows with exposed brick walls and boasts tremendous closets.
1 Available Listing for $2.3M
4 beds, 4 baths | 3,238 square feet
Listed Aug 27, 2018 (Corcoran)
From the listing:
Residence 34 is a full-floor home offering 360-degree floor-to-ceiling views and meticulously appointed interiors by Italian design icon, Piero Lissoni. This 3,238 sqft 4 bed, 4.5 bath residence features 11' ceilings and a private-keyed elevator which opens to a north-facing windowed gallery. The expansive great room reaches almost 38' and features breathtaking panoramic North, West and South views of Manhattan. The custom designed Boffi kitchen and butler's pantry is outfitted with a full Gaggenau appliance suite including a steam oven, two dishwashers, full size wine refrigerator, and side-by-side full height refrigerator and freezer. The corner master suite includes a windowed bathroom with radiant floor heating, and custom MOMA Design freestanding bathtub and double vanity. The additional bedrooms all feature southern views and en suite bathrooms with Silk Georgette limestone and a MOMA Design custom vanity.
7 Available Listings from $1.9M
2 beds, 2.5 baths | 1,789 square feet
Listed Jul 11, 2018 (Douglas Elliman)
From the listing:
Terrific opportunity to purchase a spacious 1789 SF two bedroom residence (the only one available) in Manhattan's most distinguished new 432 Park Avenue Condominium.This beautiful corner apartment is on the 53rd floor and features expansive aerial views of Manhattan from oversized 10 x 10 picture windows. The apartment also boasts 12'6 ceiling heights. The floors throughout are solid oak in an exquisite herringbone. The grand 30 x17 corner living and dining room is conveniently situated next to the open state-of-the-art kitchen. The large eat-in-kitchen is outfitted with all Miele stainless steel appliances, white lacquer and natural oak custom wood cabinetry and Italian marble counters with additional counter space for casual dining or entertaining. The apartment consists of two en-suite large marble bathrooms plus a lovely powder room. The master bedroom suite bathroom is equipped with radiant heated marble floors, soaking tub and separate enclosed shower as well as beautiful custom wood cabinetry and Dornbracht polished chrome fittings.
8 Available Listings from $5.5M
4 beds, 4.5 baths | 2,959 square feet
Listed Mar 9, 2018 (Douglas Elliman)
From the listing:
Just Listed! Unique to the Upper West Side is this grand and sprawling four bedroom, four and one half bath condominium with two gorgeous terraces. Residence 12D is a light filled 3,000 square foot home, with both northern and southern exposures, and an additional 1,400 square feet of private outdoor space. Modern finishes lend itself to upscale entertaining and everyday living. Upon entering this sophisticated home, a 27 foot gallery with walnut herringbone floors lead you to a sun-flooded living room with 10 foot ceilings, and French doors opening onto one of two private landscaped terraces. The oversized and windowed kitchen designed by Deborah Burke is equipped with chef appliances by Viking and Sub-Zero, a wine refrigerator and quartzite countertops and arranged around a wonderful center island for casual breakfast, lunch and dinner. The dining area leads directly to the south facing terrace with a built-in gas grill, and plenty of space to entertain and dine al fresco. The master suite features custom built-in cabinetry, with large windows overlooking the northern planted terrace. The windowed, five fixture ensuite master bath includes radiant heated floors, a custom double sink vanity with a deep soaking tub and oversized rainfall shower designed with Bianco marble and an Orion blue marble wainscoting.
2 Available Listings from $12.7M
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