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2 East 82nd Street (Corcoran) 2 East 82nd Street (Corcoran)
Shortly before the first day of school in New York, the top contract of the week was 2 East 82nd Street, an Upper East Side mansion that currently serves as the home of Marymount School of New York's ("Marymount") lower middle school. It has been on and off the market since April 2019, when it was listed for $32,000,000, and ultimately entered contract with an asking price of $25,000,000. While an award-winning renovation restored the architectural details to their original glory, the interiors would need to be renovated from classroom to residential use.
2-East-82nd-Street Virtually staged primary bedroom
2-East-82nd-Street Classroom
The contract represents the latest chapter in the rich history of 2 East 82nd Street. The house was built by Schnickel & Ditmars, the go-to architects for cathedrals all over New York (including the landmarked St. Ignatius Loyola on Park Avenue) on a parcel of land owned by socialite Albert Gould Jennings. The mansion was a wedding gift from his father-in-law, St. Patrick's treasurer/real estate developer/philanthropist John Crimmins, but the mansion would far outlast the marriage – Mr. Jennings and Susie Crimmins divorced in 1913. In 1938, Mr. Jennings and his second wife sold the house for $95,000.
In the 1970s, 2 East 82nd Street and residents of the converted, rent-controlled apartments inside were threatened by the construction of the neighboring 1001 Fifth Avenue. Developer Peter Kalikow originally planned to demolish the mansion and turn it into a parking ramp for the co-op, but the newly established Metropolitan Museum Historic District put the kibosh on that. However, the building's fortunes turned around in the late 1990s and early 2000s: Shortly after the mansion served as the Kips Bay Showhouse, Marymount bought the building and embarked on a three-year, $7 million renovation. The interiors were done by Samuel B. White, the great-grandson of acclaimed architect Stanford White, and the exterior restoration by Richard Ciccarelli was the winner of the Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award from the Landmarks Preservation Commission.
115-East-97th-Street-01 Renderings of new Marymount School building (COOKFOX)
In the years since Marymount bought the townhouse, its student body has grown to the extent that the school requires a new building at 115 East 97th Street, designed by COOKFOX and featuring new learning spaces, a chapel, a large dining area, a fitness and wellness center, a theater, and outdoor spaces. The project was deemed essential construction at the height of the pandemic, and completion is estimated for the beginning of the 2023 school year.

In answer to a question about the construction timeline, a website for the new building says, “There are many variables that affect the timeline of the project, including funds raised, variances/permits, and proceeds from the sale of the 82nd Street building.” If the building closes for the asking price, it will be quite a shot in the arm for the project.
1965-Broadway-01 The Grand Millennium, #26D/27D (Compass)
2 East 82nd Street was the top contract of the past week by far. The top apartment contract was #26D/27D, a massive combination apartment at The Grand Millennium asking $13,950,000. Olshan Realty's market report notes that this is $1 million down from the $14,950,000 asking price when it was listed in March 2021, and that the combined units were renovated in 2010. Neither the buyer nor seller was identified, but this full-service condominium in Lincoln Center has counted radio host Howard Stern and Broadway actor Ben Platt among its residents.

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2-East-82nd-Street-01 2 East 82nd Street, #TH (Corcoran)
From the Listing:
2 East 82nd Street is an ideal property for a single-family mansion conversion, with an impressive 25-foot-wide Neo-Georgian white limestone and brick facade mansion originally designed by Schickel & Ditmars in 1901. Located right off Fifth Avenue on a historical block, lined with some of the Upper East Side's finest examples of turn-of-the-century architecture, moments away from The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Central Park. The renovation restored beautiful architectural elements such as an impressive wood-paneled spaces replete with intricate carvings, coffered ceilings, plaster moldings, stain glassed windows, and impressive fireplace mantels throughout, it also added many desirable features for any end user that converts this mansion back to its single-family mansion usage, such as an oversized commercial grade elevator that services every floor (7 in total), an exterior lift for handicap access and oversized deliveries from the street level, a full catering grade kitchen at the cellar level with a commercial size dumbwaiter, two internal staircases, updated engineering systems throughout, and reinforced steel structures.

1965-Broadway-01 The Grand Millennium (Compass)
From the Listing:
#26/27D at the Grand Millennium is the result of a multi-year renovation, creating an approximately 4,800 square foot condominium duplex high in one of the Upper West Side’s most desirable buildings. The residence enjoys all-day light from open city, Central Park, and George Washington Bridge views. There are five bedrooms, five full bathrooms, and two half baths and a luxurious, full paneled mahogany study. Entering into the home through a stunning, marble foyer gallery, you will flow into the grand living room and enjoy Central Park views, adjacent to the formal dining room with a double sided fireplace. There are four total marble and onyx surround ventless fireplaces throughout the home. Off of this, there is a wood-paneled library with coffered ceilings, also usable as a fifth bedroom, as it has an en-suite bathroom. The nearly 750-square-foot eat-in kitchen is chef’s grade, with top-of-the-line appliances, including double refrigerator, dishwashers, and Wolf ranges, and a 50-bottle wine cooler.
6 Available Listings for Sale from $1,460,000
4 Available Listings for Rent from $6,250/month

40-West-10th-Street-01 40 West 10th Street, #TH (Sotheby's International Realty)
From the Listing:
Built in 1840, for sale for the first time in nearly 30 years, this 21’ – 8” wide Greek Revival townhome sits perfectly on one of the Gold Coast’s most coveted tree-lined townhouse blocks. Flanked by picturesque townhomes on both sides, #40 offers four renovated stories plus a cellar set on a lot nearly 95’ deep with a Southern facing garden. The location simply cannot be rivaled, as West 11th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues is one of the few Greenwich Village blocks to have retained its history and protected a contiguous line of 21 houses, avoiding high-rise development. Structurally sound, the house has been perfectly maintained since its renovation in 1993. Entering the home from atop a grand stoop, one is welcomed into a triple parlor with a two-story rear extension, offering enough space to house living, dining and kitchen.

515-West-18th-Street-01 Lantern House (Corcoran)
From the Listing:
Residence 1006 is an expansive three-bedroom, 3.5 bath home offering south and east exposures and a terrace overlooking the tree-lined High Line Park. The gracious foyer and oversized great room lead to beautiful interiors that feature an open kitchen custom designed by March & White and including custom bronze finished trim and hardware, Gaggenau appliances including wine refrigeration, a custom suspended light fixture of bronze-finished metal and specialty glass, convex fluted oak cabinetry, Calacatta Venato marble slab countertops and backsplash, 5" wide plank French oak flooring, in-residence washer and dryer and ceiling heights of up to 10. The outdoor terrace is accessible via the great room and primary bedroom creating the perfect indoor/outdoor space.
20 Available Listings for Sale from $2,150,000
2 Available Listings for Rent from $8,500/month

565-Broome-Street-01 565 Broome Soho, #N25A (Douglas Elliman)
From the Listing:
This gracious 2,244-square-foot, 3-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom residences with 10’ ceilings and 6-inch wide-plank white oak floors throughout, features expansive south and west-facing views of the Hudson River, One World Trade Center, and the downtown Manhattan skyline.

A formal entry foyer leads to a breathtaking corner great room and open kitchen ideal for both entertaining and daily living. Floor-to-ceiling glass wraps this expansive 20’10 inch x 31’6 inch space allowing for abundant natural light and spectacular south and west-facing vistas through the curved facade.

The kitchen offers a rich mix of materials and textures with custom designed solid fluted white oak cabinets, center island breakfast bar, Balsatina lavastone countertops, and Zucchetti fixtures. State-of-the-art Miele appliances include a 36 inch five-burner gas cooktop with built in fully vented hood, 24 inch microwave/ speed oven, refrigerator, freezer, dishwasher, and wine cooler.
6 Available Listings for Sale from $4,250,000
2 Available Listings for Rent from $5,500/month

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