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33 Perry Street, the townhouse with the top contract from May 1-7, 2023 (The Corcoran Group) 33 Perry Street, the townhouse with the top contract from May 1-7, 2023 (The Corcoran Group)
For some New York luxury buyers, only a townhouse will do. That was certainly the case for the buyer of 33 Perry Street, a Romanesque Revival townhouse that had the top contract from May 1-7, 2023 with an asking price of $16,900,000. Daytonian in Manhattan notes that the three-story building was originally constructed as a stable; however, as the Church of St. John the Evangelist began buying real estate on Perry Street in the 1920s, it was converted to a private home that was later purchased by lawyer Leslie Hepburn Buckler and his wife, Elise Fielding Miles Buckler.

The blog notes that the Bucklers' residency was the beginning of a tradition of lavish entertaining in the home that continued even after it was broken up into apartments in 1951 -- when fashion executive Tom Fallon was living in the building for only $225/month, he hosted a dinner party for his boss, designer Bill Blass in the living room and garden. It is currently divided into three units with an owner's duplex on top, but neither the buyer's identity nor plans are available.
The top apartment contract and second-highest overall, a full-floor unit at prestigious prewar cooperative 810 Fifth Avenue was not far behind 33 Perry Street with an asking price of $16,500,000. Olshan Realty's market report notes that this represents a reduction from $25,000,000 when it was listed in 2020. Neither the buyer nor seller was identified, but former United States Vice President and New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller once owned an apartment in "sibling building" 810 Fifth Avenue and combined it with a neighboring unit at 812 Fifth Avenue (the apartments have since been separated, and Jordache executive Ralph Nakash bought the unit at 810 Fifth Avenue in January 2021).

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The Eldorado, 300 Central Park West
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810 Fifth Avenue Park/Fifth Ave. to 79th St.
33 Perry Street
33 Perry Street West Village
300-Central-Park-West-01 The Eldorado, #18/19D (Compass); Hester Diamond (By Rachel Kaminsky - Via Rachel Kaminsky, Hester Diamond's stepdaughter, CC BY-SA 4.0,; Mike D. (By Fabio Venni from London, UK - Beastie Boys - Mike D, CC BY-SA 2.0,
On the opposite side of Central Park, art collector Hester Diamond's longtime home in The Eldorado entered contract with an asking price of $14,995,000. While good enough for the fourth-highest contract of the first week of May 2023, the asking price represents a $4.505 million reduction from when it was first listed in May 2022, when it was listed following her death in early 2020.

The apartment has been in the Diamond family since the 1960s, when Ms. Diamond and her first husband Harold rented in the Emery Roth-designed building. After it went co-op, they bought their duplex and an adjoining apartment, the better to accommodate their collection of Modernist and old masters' works alike; decades later, she would expand it further. Their son Michael Diamond, best known as Beastie Boys co-founder Mike D., recalls that she treated the apartment as a work of art in an of itself, telling The New York Times, "Pretty much every room in the house changed its function at least once during the 50 years my mom lived there." The acclaimed art collection was not included (it has been sold or divided among surviving family members), but the listing nevertheless describes it as having "an exquisite grand hall worthy of any art collector’s exhibition."

33-Perry-Street-01 33 Perry Street, #TH (The Corcoran Group)
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From the Listing:
A Renaissance Romanesque style villa, a home of grand proportions and abundant greenery, and arguably the most handsome building on one of the best blocks in the West Village. Built 86’ deep, lot size 25’-7" x 95’-1" irregular (the rear is 27’-2" wide) Interior light well, four skylights and a small rear yard (+/-9’ x19’)

Total interior square footage of 8,668 square feet, 6,502 interior square feet of living space, plus a full cellar of 2,167 square feet with 9’-0"ceilings. Spectacular 2,167 square feet, full building roof garden that is secluded, yet open to views and light in all directions. Lush rooftop plantings and irrigation system. Stained glass, diamond pane, industrial steel and historic arched wood windows and contemporary cherry woodwork maintains historic detail.

810-Fifth-Avenue-01 810 Fifth Avenue (CityRealty)
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From the Listing:
This exceptional private full floor residence occupies the entire 8th floor in one of Fifth Avenue’s most sought after Prewar limestone-clad cooperatives, ideally located at the corner of Fifth Avenue and East 62nd Street. An elegant and gracious gallery opens on to a wonderful living room and a well-proportioned corner library, both of which capture stunning views of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline through oversized picture windows. The living room and the library each enjoy a wood burning fireplace. Adjacent to the living room is a grand formal dining room, which can easily seat 18 guests.

The oversized eat-in-kitchen and butler’s pantry are easily accessed from the dining room. The private eastern wing of the residence includes a double primary bedroom suite, featuring two full en-suite bathrooms and two dressing rooms. The suite has wonderful south facing views over the stately Knickerbocker Club, as well as easy access to an adjacent study, which can also be entered through the center gallery.

150-Charles-Street-01 150 Charles Street, #14A (Douglas Elliman)
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From the Listing:
Act quickly to make this rarely available 3,008-square-foot, 3-4 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom open-plan residence your new home at the finest luxury white-glove condominium in the West Village! A wonderful private landing leads to a gracious entry foyer and loft-like living room with high ceilings, 10-foot floor-to-ceiling windows, amazing river views, and simply stunning sunsets! All elevations capture stunning Hudson River and skyline views, morning until night, in virtual transparency. The dining area too continues the apartment’s seamless transition from sky to interior, where one can admire the spectacular views in the most sumptuous of surroundings.

The windowed chef’s kitchen boasts Italian white marble countertops, walnut cabinetry by Molteni, and appliances by Wolf, Miele, and Sub-Zero, including a wine refrigerator and warming drawer. The primary bedroom suite is an apartment unto itself enjoying the same panoramic city views with ample closet space, including a large walk-in. The windowed, marble primary bathroom is based on a European luxury spa design, replete with deep soaking tub, separate shower, LeFroy Brooks fixtures, custom vanity, and radiant heated floors.
2 Available Listings for Sale from $7,850,000

300-Central-Park-West-01 The Eldorado, #18/19D (The Corcoran Group)
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From the Listing:
The multi-faceted stature of Residence 18/19D rests in the experience of Central Park and The Reservoir, as your own private oasis of tranquility and calm against the midtown skyline backdrop of Manhattan. You are truly living in the epitome of luxury and nature at every turn, a piece of architectural art within the skyscape of the greatest city in the world. With an interior that is in a class of its own in size, scale and flexibility, one can customize this home to meet their luxury lifestyle.

Twelve rooms across 6,300 square feet, wrap around terraces of 800 square feet, and over 130 linear feet fronting Central Park and The Reservoir. This Duplex features six rooms directly on the Park and Reservoir, with entrances to the terraces from all major rooms. There is extraordinary light from sunrise to sunset with the majority of rooms facing east, south and west. Upon entering the nineteenth floor, you are met with the enormous twenty-nine-foot entertaining room, which is only eclipsed by the iconic views from the south and east terrace off this room. A more intimate entertaining room is directly adjacent to the open foyer, facing south and also featuring an entrance to the magnificent corner terrace.
5 Available Listings for Sale from $1,250,000

500-West-18th-Street-01 One High Line, #WEST29B (The Corcoran Group)
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From the Listing:
West 29B at One High Line is a 3,153-square-foot three-bedroom and three-and-a-half-bathroom corner residence curated by Gabellini Sheppard Associates. This remarkable home features open northern and western exposure flaunting expansive city skyline and Hudson River views. Residence 29B home boasts a generous great room and open kitchen custom designed by Bulthaup, complete with White Princess Quartzite countertops and backsplash, a robust Gaggenau appliance package and stainless-steel fixtures by CEA Design.

The west-facing primary suite, complete with floor-to-ceiling windows, welcomes natural light throughout the day. The elegant ensuite five-fixture bath is clad in Taj Mahal Quartzite and has radiant heat floors, custom Lumix double-sink vanity, Kaldewei soaking tub and integrated illuminated medicine cabinet. Both secondary bedrooms have ensuite baths outfitted in Woodgrain Silver Marble with a custom oak vanity, premium appliances, and radiant heat floors.
26 Available Listings for Sale from $2,330,000

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