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15 Central Park West, #36D (Compass); Ranan Lurie (Ranan Lurie, CC BY-SA 3.0, 15 Central Park West, #36D (Compass); Ranan Lurie (Ranan Lurie, CC BY-SA 3.0,
Manhattan Sales:

  • For the week ending August 4, 2023, $659,540,094 worth of transactions across 360 condo, condop, and cooperative deals were recorded
  • 125 condo sales came to an aggregate price of $418,573,153
  • 18 condop sales came to an aggregate price of $20,780,295
  • 217 co-op sales came to an aggregate price of $220,186,646

Less than a month after a $52 million sale at 150 Charles Street, another penthouse in the building had the top sale by far: Penthouse B, which sold in an off-market deal, closed for $38,500,000. The most recent buyer and seller conducted the transaction through LLCs, but The Real Deal noted that it once belonged to real estate developer Steve Witkoff, who bought it for $24 million in 2016 and sold it to an unidentified buyer for $32 million. The publication also noted that the penthouse has five bedrooms, five baths, and over 2,500 square feet of private outdoor space.

Also downtown, Eleven Madison Park owner Daniel Humm had the top co-op sale with his penthouse at 40 Fifth Avenue, which he sold for $17,000,000 in an off-market deal just over two years after he bought it from Chipotle co-founder M. Steven Ells for $14,500,000. Public records list the buyer as Randolph Lerner, investor and former owner of the Los Angeles Rams and Aston Villa F.C.
The top uptown sale and second-highest overall was political cartoonist Ranan Lurie's apartment at 15 Central Park West, which closed for $23,000,000, or $5,000,000 below the asking price of $28,000,000 when it was listed in October 2022. Mr. Lurie was the only owner of the three-bedroom apartment, which he bought from the sponsor for $11,500,000 in 2008 and later customized with walls of glass to make the most of the views of Central Park. The apartment was listed following his death in June 2022, and his daughter, Danielle Lurie of Compass, had the listing. The buyer conducted the transaction through an LLC.
Condos on Billionaires' Row rounded out the top five sales. Apartment #63E, a high-floor three-bedroom at Central Park Tower closed for $16,591,438. It was closely trailed by a full-floor tower residence at 111 West 57th Street that closed for $13,600,000. The purchasers of both sponsor units conducted the transactions through LLCs.

Top Sales
150-Charles-Street-01 150 Charles Street (Compass)
1 Available Listing for Sale for $6,350,000

15-Central-Park-West-01 15 Central Park West, #36D (Compass)
Living room with views of Central Park
Dining area and windowed kitchen
Views of Central Park and Billionaires' Row
From the Listing:
The rarely-available, highly-coveted D line unfolds over nearly 3,200 square feet, spanning the northern edge of the 15 Central Park West tower from east to west. To enhance the wonder of panoramic views, the original owners of 36D made a unique design elevation, replacing the interior walls of the great wing with panels of glass and making this unit the only D line that opens directly into breathtaking views of the whole of Central Park. Framed by the glinting towers of Billionaire’s Row, the grand cultural institutions of 5th Avenue, and the far northern reaches of the Central Park Reservoir and Ramble, there’s both a restful sense of remove and a unique integration with the city skyline.

Throughout the home, this balance repeats: grandeur and intimacy, excitement and calm. Distinct perspectives from the living wing gallery, study, great room, dining room, and kitchen - each with its own view of Central Park - are framed by crown moldings and colonnades, giving old world shape to modern elegance. The expansion of the gallery hall and the arresting glasswork renders every living space radiant. With 11’ ceilings and graceful proportions, a sense of composition pervades. The west wing comprises three separate bedrooms with en suite baths, all with romantic views west across Lincoln Center to the shimmering expanse of the Hudson River.
5 Available Listings for Sale from $3,750,000
3 Available Listings for Rent from $31,500/month

40-Fifth-Avenue-01 40 Fifth Avenue (CityRealty)

217-West-57th-Street-01 Central Park Tower, #63E (Extell Marketing Group)
Living/dining room with Central Park views
Windowed eat-in kitchen with peninsula
Windowed primary bath with separate soaking tub
From the Listing:
This three-bedroom, three and one half-bathroom residence at Central Park Tower offers gracious living enhanced by quintessential Central Park views from an elevation over 650 feet. Nearly 11-foot ceilings and floor-to-ceiling seven-foot-wide glass panels allows for an abundance of natural light throughout the home. The formal entry foyer and gallery lead to an expansive great room featuring both north and east facing views.

The gourmet kitchen features custom cabinetry by Smallbone of Devizes and premium Miele appliances create the perfect setting for entertainment. The intelligently designed floor plan features dual exposures, three en-suite bedrooms and a separate powder room. The south and east facing primary bedroom suite features spectacular city views with an oversized walk-in closet and a luxurious marble-clad five-fixture en suite bathroom.
15 Available Listings for Sale from $6,500,000
2 Available Listings for Rent from $50,000/month

111-West-57th-Street-01 111 West 57th Street, #28 (The Corcoran Group)
Living room with Central Park views
Windowed kitchen
Primary bath with separate soaking tub
From the Listing:
Direct elevator entry leads into a sprawling full-floor, three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom Tower Residence that encompasses 4,492 square feet of space on the 28th floor of 111 West 57th Street. The richly detailed finishes are conceived throughout by Studio Sofield and demonstrate an extraordinary commitment to craftsmanship and quality. The formal entry gallery is finished with white macauba stone floors and a dramatic north to south view gallery which leads into the expansive great room highlighted by intricately patterned floors in custom smoke-gray solid oak, 14-foot ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows through which to enjoy the views of Central Park.

The expansive corner south-facing kitchen features a breakfast area, custom cabinetry in a light hand-rubbed finish, stepped crystallo white quartzite countertops and backsplash, and a full suite of Gaggenau appliances. The luxuriously appointed primary bedroom suite features southern skyline city views, two large walk-in closets, and a windowed bathroom clad in veined white onyx with a custom freestanding polished nickel bathtub by William Holland and custom designed fixtures hand-cast by P.E. Guerin.
8 Available Listings for Sale from $5,995,000

Notable Sales

George Schweitzer — Bought for $8,268,075

200-East-83rd-Street-01 200 East 83rd Street, #32B (Compass)
Four-bedroom apartment floor plan
Over the course of his career at CBS, entertainment marketing executive George Schweitzer was at the helm of its transformation into the most-watched network in the country. Just as he kept his finger on the pulse of audience behavior and new ways of watching television, it appears he has kept an eye on real estate trends: Public records list a trust linked to him and his wife, author Kate Kelly, as the owners of a sponsor unit at the Robert A.M. Stern-designed 200 East 83rd Street.

From the Listing:
Robert A.M. Stern and his partners crafted the building’s elegant silhouette, keeping with the Upper East Side’s classical tradition but at heights that are truly new and modern. The building offers expansive views to Central Park, the Midtown skyline, and the rivers and is moments from the city’s finest cultural institutions, parks, shopping, and dining. Wildflowers that were native to the area are carved into 200 East 83rd Street’s limestone façade. Sculpted railings echo the street’s tree-lined greenery while large-scale windows, fine ironwork, and monumental arches soar toward the building’s iconic crown.

The residences are graceful yet modern, honoring classicism with a fresh approach. Abundant light streams in, complementing the tailored interiors by award- winning designer Rottet Studio. The commitment to design excellence can be felt in each room and at every opportunity – especially in the kitchen – state- of-the-art technology and beautiful craftsmanship are married. Primary bathrooms feature a fresh, bright palette, complemented by elements of warm wood cabinetry. A rain shower, deep soaking tub and heated floors infuse every day with an air of luxury.
2 Available Listings for Rent from $27,000/month

Sacha Levy — Sold for $7,500,000

22-Mercer-Street-01 22 Mercer Street, #PHA (Douglas Elliman)
Living room with fireplace
Open kitchen and dining area
Private terrace with outdoor kitchen
In the heart of Soho, 22 Mercer Street has come a long way from its origins as a 19th century printing house, having been converted to an exclusive boutique condominium that attracts celebrity residents. A few short weeks after an apartment once owned by former Real Housewives of New York City star Bethenny Frankel sold for $4,250,000, angel investor Sacha Levy has sold his penthouse in the building. Public records indicate that he made a profit on it, having bought it for $6,700,000 in 2012.

From the Listing:
Live large in the expansive and lofty PHA at 22 Mercer Street. Enjoy all the luxury and service of a modern condominium home on an historical cobblestone block in the heart of Soho. Built in 1860 and converted as a 24-hour doorman condo, this classic brick and cast-iron building has been restored to perfection. 4 gracious bedrooms, 3+ baths, three terraces and an open kitchen, living and dining room are elegantly designed on three floors to maximize privacy, light and entertaining space.

Enter the gracious first floor with 10’+ ceilings, a grand living room with massive loft windows, an elongated gas fireplace, and a state-of-the-art hidden movie/media viewing screen. The open Bulthaup kitchen is a culinary dream with Gagganau, appliances, 2 Miele dishwashers, mirrored backsplash, and floor-to-ceiling pantry space. ​ The primary bedroom suite includes a sun drenched bathroom with steam shower and a deep soaking tub. Enjoy a generously sized stone terrace with architectural and sky views in every direction, a full outdoor entertaining kitchen, built in seating and irrigation. A walk-in closet and customized floor-to-ceiling storage complete this dream bedroom.

Peter Pennoyer — Sold for $3,550,000

164-East-72nd-Street-01 164 East 72nd Street (CityRealty)
Living room with wood-burning fireplace 164 East 72nd Street, #3A (Compass)
Entrance foyer with access to living and dining rooms
Eat-in kitchen with center island
Architect Peter Pennoyer's New York portfolio includes The Benson, 151 East 78th Street, and 36-38 East 74th Street, the Upper East Side townhouse that served as the 2019 Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse. As a recent apartment sale shows, Mr. Pennoyer's appreciation for prewar Upper East Side elegance extends to his personal tastes as well as professional.

From the Listing:
This beautiful architect and designer owned apartment is in mint condition and offers a level of renovation seldom found. No detail was overlooked in this spectacular 3-4 bedroom pre-war property which also features central air-conditioning, a wood-burning fireplace, heated bathroom floors and separate powder and laundry rooms. Additionally, the apartment is located on the 4th floor of a wonderful full-service co-op, which has a state-of-the-art gym, lovely south-facing garden, and private storage.

Susan Lasker Brody — Sold for $3,335,000

31-East-79th-Street-01 31 East 79th Street, #5E (Compass)
Living room with fireplace
Entrance foyer
Eat-in kitchen with window and center island
Between her celebrated career at Sotheby's and Upper East Side apartment decorated by Bunny Williams, Susan Lasker Brody was well known for her appreciation of art. Property from her estate was sold in September 2022 following her death earlier that spring, and public records indicate that her estate has just sold her apartment.

From the Listing:
Rare opportunity to own this glamorous and grand apartment decorated by the legendary Bunny Williams in one of the most highly sought-after prewar cooperatives on the Upper East Side, ideally located on 79th Street between Madison and Fifth Avenue.

From the elegant private landing, one enters the impressive gallery featuring high ceilings, beautiful moldings, and stunning quartersawn herringbone floors. One of the unique features of this special 7 into 6 room residence is that all the rooms are exterior. The enormous living room has a wood-burning fireplace, beautiful dentil crown molding, and herringbone floors. The oversized windows offer magnificent views of the stately turn-of-the-century mansions which line 79th Street. One can entertain in style in the stunning aubergine lacquered dining room with a wall of custom bookshelves facing Madison Avenue. The second bedroom has been converted into a wonderfully inviting and light-filled library with custom bookshelves and a full windowed ensuite bathroom making it the perfect place to read, enjoy afternoon tea or an after-dinner drink or house an overnight guest. A private hallway leads to the sun-flooded primary bedroom suite which wraps the southwest corner offering lovely views, a dressing area, multiple walk-in closets, and a large ensuite windowed bathroom.

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