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February is the shortest month of the year, but that was nevertheless enough time for a number of luminaries to put their homes on the market. We take a look inside the recently listed homes of musicians, artists, and business executives throughout New York.

Howard Lorber — Listed for $30,000,000

781-Fifth-Avenue-01 The Sherry Netherland, #17THFLOOR (Sotheby's International Realty); Howard Lorber (Flickr - ULI Southeast Florida/Caribbean)
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On the 17th floor of The Sherry Netherland, four apartments are being marketed as one massive home with, as the listing says, “the largest square footage available in the building.” One of them was previously owned by Douglas Elliman chief executive Howard Lorber. The Real Deal notes that he bought his apartment for $5.1 million in 2011 and sold it for $4.8 million in 2017. Mr. Lorber later owned a unit on the 30th floor of the hotel, but sold it for $11 million in 2018 and appears to have vacated the Sherry Netherland altogether.

From the Listing:
Generationally gathered, the moment in time has now arisen, affording the new owner a magnificent opportunity to create a truly custom and sprawling luxury residence, or indeed separate apartments meeting the equivalent of a compound in the sky. A rich history and heritage exudes from this fabled building, giving the owner arguably the best views overlooking the legendary corner of Fifth Avenue and Central Park, with additional panoramic views. Currently configured as 4 separate apartments with 24 rooms, 6 bedrooms, 10 Bathrooms, 2 half bathrooms, 5 staff rooms, and 2 guest rooms, it offers up a myriad of choices and opportunities for a personally curated home of your dreams. Located on Fifth Avenue, overlooking Central Park with 150 feet of depth on 59th Street, the size and possibilities are endless.
15 Available Listings for Sale from $1,539,000
1 Available Listing for Rent for $18,500/month

Jack Welch — Listed for $21,680,000

151-East-58th-Street-01 One Beacon Court, #46AB (Compass)
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151 East 58th Street
Former General Electric CEO Jack Welch died in 2020, but his shadow still looms large in the lore of One Beacon Court. Shortly after the building was completed, he bought two units for a combined total of $14.6 million. He sold the combined penthouse for $17 million in 2019, after his move to the ultra-exclusive 834 Fifth Avenue, and the New York Post announced that it is now poised to change hands again.

From the Listing:
Enjoy panoramic views of Central Park, the Hudson and East rivers, four bridges, the city skyline and beyond. The apartment was masterfully renovated into a five-bedroom home by internationally celebrated designer Tony Ingrao and then further updated by the current owner to bring the apartment to a new standard of excellence. The entry gallery creates the perfect canvas for an art collection.

The impeccable finishes, like the use of exotic woods, onyx and marble, exemplify the fine details that can be found throughout the apartment. The corner living and dining rooms boast 11-foot ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, and unobstructed city views. A wet bar with wine storage is conveniently located off the dining room. Across from the gallery is the primary bedroom wing with an expansive walk-in closet, northern exposures, and an en suite bathroom.
5 Available Listings for Sale from $6,500,000
1 Available Listing for Rent for $28,000/month

Steven Ostad — Listed for $10,995,000

36-West-11th-Street-01 36 West 11th Street, #TH (Serhant LLC)
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36 West 11th Street
Real estate investor Steven Ostad bought 36 West 11th Street, a Greek Revival-style townhouse dating back to 1840, in 2011. More recently, The Real Deal notes that it is now on the market for the same price he paid for it. The townhouse would be striking enough on its own, but the listing notes that there is an option to purchase the neighboring townhouse to create a massive mansion (the likes of which are becoming all too common in the Village).

From the Listing:
A rare opportunity for the discerning buyer to transform a vacant townhome into a grand single-family mansion, on a prime “Gold Coast” block, in the heart of Greenwich Village. Originally built in 1840 by James Harriot in Greek Revival style with an Italianate doorway, 36 West 11th Street is a landmarked approximately 22’ wide blank canvas, awaiting your personal vision of a dream home, on downtown’s new “Billionaire’s Row.” The property boasts grand room proportions, soaring ceilings, abundant natural light, and open views of the surrounding Village streetscape. The home also features four exposures, which is a rarity for a Manhattan townhouse.

Ali Fayed — Listed for $10,250,000

795-Fifth-Avenue-01 The Pierre, #1902 (Engel & Volkers)
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A short distance from the New York flagship of Turnbull & Asser, the bespoke shirtmaker that counts King Charles III among its clientele, company owner Ali Fayed owns a beautifully combined and updated apartment at The Pierre. He bought the two units that comprise it for $10.2 million in 2007; more recently, he seeks to offload it. Crain’s New York Business announced the listing and notes that it has been on and off the market since 2017, when it was listed for $17 million.

From the Listing:
This beautifully updated six-room apartment in The Pierre is the epitome of sophisticated entertaining and opulent living. The apartment boasts nearly 70 feet of frontage overlooking Central Park, three exposures, and soaring 10’+ ceilings, creating an unparalleled sense of grandeur and elegance. Upon entering through the grand double doors, you are greeted by a spacious entry hall leading to the corner living room, which offers breathtaking views of Central Park and Grand Army Plaza through four oversized windows. Adjacent to the living room is a library or bedroom with two more oversized windows overlooking the park. Designed for ultimate privacy, a large gallery off the entry hall leads to a full bath that doubles as a powder room for guests and grants access to the private primary suite hall.
5 Available Listings for Sale from $1,775,000

Sonja Morgan — Price reduced to $7,500,000

162-East-63rd-Street-01 162 East 63rd Street, #TH (Leslie J. Garfield); Sonja Morgan (Flickr - Social Life)
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162 East 63rd Street
During a Real Housewives of New York City reunion, Sonja Morgan announced, “The moment no one thought would come – including myself – is finally here. I’m leaving the townhouse!” Ms. Morgan had indeed moved into an apartment, but has not yet offloaded the townhouse. It has been on and off the market since 2013, going from brokerage to brokerage with the price fluctuating. She relisted it in July 2022, and the price was recently reduced.

From the Listing:
Enter this prestigious home owned and renovated by Mrs. John Adams Morgan through the garden floor entrance. A bright foyer draws you into the home and leads you into the gallery where you will be graced by lavish mosaic hardwood floors that guide you into the living room. This tasteful living space boasts tons of natural light from the solarium’s floor-to-ceiling windows. French doors open to the 35 foot deep masterfully manicured garden with a fountain and koi pond. The second floor exudes class and luxury. Featuring a large formal dining room with wall coverings by world famous Gracie Studio and a gorgeous marble mantelpiece housing a wood burning fireplace.

Zoë Buckman — Listed for $5,490,000

168-Plymouth-Street-01 168 Plymouth Street, #4S (Compass); Zoe Buckman (By Zoe Buckman - http://www.zoebuckman.com/images-for-distribution/, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=42859460)
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As Zoe Buckman shows, artists continue to be drawn to DUMBO lofts years after its initial gentrification: Following her divorce from actor David Schwimmer, she bought a loft in factory turned luxury condo 168 Plymouth. She told Gimme Shelter that she’s made her best work to date in that loft, and extolled its abundant natural light, but is selling the apartment because she wants separation between where she lives and where she works. The apartment is temporarily off the market, but its last listed price was down from the original $5.75 million ask. Nevertheless, she would still stand to make a profit, having purchased it for $4.57 million.
3 Available Listings for Sale from $2,102,000

Nina Persson — Listed for $3,495,000

1989-Madison-Avenue-01 The Harlem House (The Corcoran Group); Nina Persson (By 13bobby - https://www.flickr.com/photos/13bobby/240361910/[dead link], CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1515575)
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1989 Madison Avenue
When considering New York’s most star-studded neighborhoods, Upper Manhattan might be creeping onto the radar. Years before Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka bought their record-setting East Harlem townhouse, Nina Persson, lead singer of The Cardigans, bought The Harlem House for $2 million. In the years that followed, it was gut-renovated and featured in the Swedish version of Elle Decor. The New York Post announced that it is now on the market for nearly 1.75 times what she paid for it.

From the Listing:
This two-unit townhouse has been completely and masterfully renovated with the utmost attention to detail and the finest finishes. Unit 1 includes a 2-3 bedroom duplex with 2 baths. Private outdoor space and a terrace off the primary bedroom. This unit features marble countertops and kitchen island with top of the line appliances. Also includes access to the basement with 3 storage units, a washer and dryer, and a fitness area. Unit 2 includes a private stoop entrance with a beautifully restored original staircase and herringbone floors. The kitchen includes marble countertop finishes with an island, a chef’s dream! This 3-4-bedroom unit features an abundance of storage with an oversized primary bathroom, washer/dryer, high ceilings and lots of light.

Lucine Amara — Listed for $1,445,000

260-West-End-Avenue-01 260 West End Avenue, #7A (The Corcoran Group); Lucine Amara (By Solopiano - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=110610404)
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At the height of her celebrated career, soprano Lucine Amara sang primary roles in iconic operas like La Boheme, Madama Butterfly, Carmen, and Don Giovanni at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center. However, she chose a less high-profile home one block from Riverside Park. The New York Post announced that she has recently put it on the market.

From the Listing:
Perfectly located one block from a lovely section of Riverside Park, and in an elegant full service prewar co-op, apartment 7A has much to offer. A large gracious foyer with a walk-in coat/storage closet welcomes you to this lofty and bright two-bedroom home with Hudson River views.

Conveniently located off the foyer is the large windowed kitchen that has a half bathroom which can be easily converted to a vented washer/dryer. The sprawling living room and formal dining room creates an impressive entertainment space with beautiful prewar detail. One can enjoy watching the sunsets and boat activity on the river from two large windows in the west-facing living room or from the primary bedroom. 2 months maintenance offered at closing!
1 Available Listing for Sale for $1,445,000

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