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56 Leonard Street #PH53, the top contract of the first week of January 2023 (Compass) 56 Leonard Street #PH53, the top contract of the first week of January 2023 (Compass)
The top contract of the past week was #PH53 at 56 Leonard Street, a four-bedroom, five and a half-bath penthouse asking $30,000,000. Located near the top of what some call "the Jenga tower," it measures 6,400 interior square feet and opens up to three private terraces. Olshan Realty's market report notes that this is the third time the penthouse has changed hands in six years: It closed for $29,082,693 in 2017, and the most recent seller bought it for $25,000,000 in 2019.
Nipping at its heels was 271 West 11th Street, a Greek Revival-style townhouse in the West Village that entered contract with an asking price of $29,995,000. The listing notes that it was constructed for builder James Harriot in 1836; over 100 years later, the buyer of this house has not been identified. However, its neighbors are quite well known. Olshan's market report notes that it is next door to the two houses that Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker combined into one large mansion. It is also around the block from 252 West 12th Street, which entered contract at the end of 2022 with a $25,000,000 ask. The New York Post identified the sellers as Tom and Ruth Chapman, co-founders of British retailer MatchesFashion.
But for all the hip downtown neighborhoods and new towers of Billionaires Row (which also put on an impressive showing last week), the Old World elegance of the Upper East Side should not be overlooked: Three units at The Wales, the Madison Avenue hotel-turned-condominium, signed three contracts coming to a total of $21,350,000 last week. Among them was Residence #2A, a four-bedroom condo that entered contract with a $7,675,000 ask high enough for the top five contracts.

56-Leonard-Street-01 56 Leonard Street (The Corcoran Group)
Tribeca condos 56 Leonard Street, #PH53 (Compass)
NYC condos
From the Listing:
Towering over downtown Manhattan, this penthouse in the sky is perched atop the iconic 56 Leonard Street, a pillar of historic Tribeca. The home’s 360-degree views of Manhattan are unrivaled and indescribable. Spanning 6,400 square feet of space and three private terraces, this distinctive residence is the largest floor plate in the building. Through a private key-locked elevator, enter the 53rd floor where you are welcomed by soaring 14-foot ceilings and walls of windows.

This glass enclosed chateau reveals a backdrop of Manhattan stretching north, east, west, and south. The lavish great room is flanked by a wood-burning fireplace and west-facing terrace with sweeping water views. Wrapping around to the right of the great room is a formal dining area with breathtaking northern views all the way up to the Empire State Building. Continuing past the dining area is an enormous chef’s kitchen, uniquely crafted by Herzog & de Meuron featuring an Absolute Black granite grand piano-shaped island and custom-sculpted fully-vented range hood.
1 Available Listing for Sale for $2,850,000
5 Available Listings for Rent from $9,795/month

271-West-11th-Street-01 271 West 11th Street (CityRealty)
West Village townhouses 271 West 11th Street, #TH (Brown Harris Stevens)
NYC townhouses
271 West 11th Street
From the Listings:
271 West 11th Street is a Greek Revival style, 25.3-foot-wide townhouse that boasts an exceptionally deep 112’ lot on the West Village’s most coveted block between West 4th Street and Bleecker Streets. The building is approximately 8,528 square feet and will be delivered vacant. To complement the grand building, a 112-foot lot allows for an exceptionally deep garden and potentially an even larger home if desired.

The property is currently configured as twelve free-market units: five studio apartments, four one bedrooms and three two bedrooms. There are three outdoor spaces, including the gracious 52’ X 25’3" south garden and a terrace 25’ X 9’, totaling in 2,518 square feet. This five-story Village townhouse presents several uses, including keeping the current layout and owning a fantastic income-producing rental property, live-plus income opportunity or conversion to a single family masterpiece mansion on the best block in the West Village.

217-West-57th-Street-01 Central Park Tower (Extell)
Billionaires Row condos Central Park Tower, #95W (Douglas Elliman)
Midtown West condos
NYC condos
From the Listing:
Perched 1,000 feet above New York City, this stunning 3-bedroom, 3.5-bath, half-floor residence at Central Park Tower boasts 3,073 square feet of ultra-luxury living space. The formal entry foyer and gallery lead to an expansive great room offering sweeping north and west park and river panoramas. An open gourmet kitchen features stone slab counters with an under-mount sink, Miele fully integrated appliances including a built-in coffee/espresso system and custom cabinetry by Smallbone of Devizes.

Soaring 11’7" ceilings, coupled with a state of the art sound proof glass curtain wall spanning the entire residence, provides a glorious open and airy living environment. Wake up each morning to the iconic New York City skyline and retire in the evenings to blazing sunsets over the Hudson from your lavish southwest corner primary bedroom suite featuring an oversized walk-in closet and windowed five-fixture marble bath. The additional two gracious bedrooms with ensuite marble baths showcase mesmerizing Hudson River views.
14 Available Listings for Sale from $6,500,000
3 Available Listings for Rent from $29,000/month

157-West-57th-Street-01 One57, #53A (The Corcoran Group)
Billionaires Row condos
Midtown West condos
NYC condos
From the Listing:
Offered fully furnished and custom designed by internationally renowned MAP Projects of London, this three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom residence is a contemporary display of sophistication. Its 3,228 square feet is exceptionally laid out with expansive living and entertaining areas that feature open views of Central Park and Manhattan.

The residence begins with a large foyer leading to a grand salon. The sprawling entertaining space spans 39 feet with tall ceilings, and floor-to-ceiling windows frame incredible views of Central Park and the skyline. It is beautifully appointed with custom finishes and millwork throughout. The result is an elegant city retreat. Designed by Thomas Juul-Hansen and crafted by Smallbone of Devizes, the eat-in chef’s kitchen is equipped with an appliance package by Miele and Sub-Zero (dual refrigerator/freezer, stove tops, wall ovens, dishwashers, wine cooler, convection oven, and warming drawer).
14 Available Listings for Sale from $3,325,000
3 Available Listings for Rent from $12,750/month

1295-Madison-Avenue-01 The Wales, #2A (The Corcoran Group)
Madison Avenue condos
Upper East Side condos
From the Listing:
Residence 2A is a grand scale 2,974 square foot corner home featuring 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and a powder room. This sun-drenched residence features 9’ ceilings and over-sized windows with southern and western exposures. The gracious foyer, with a large walk-in entry closet, leads into an oversized Great Room with adjoining library and a closed kitchen layout perfect for entertaining family and friends.

Impressive living room interiors include architectural coffered ceiling details and solid white oak flooring in a natural waxed finish with a herringbone pattern in all entertaining rooms and kitchen. 2A features a utility room with a side-by-side washer / vented dryer and stainless-steel sink. Each home includes a zoned heating and cooling system which assures year-round comfort.
6 Available Listings for Sale from $3,635,000

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