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Master bath at 220 Central Park South via Douglas Elliman Master bath at 220 Central Park South via Douglas Elliman
For the first week of November 2020, there were 204 market-rate apartment sales recorded in Manhattan totaling to $319,657,723 in condo, co-op, and condop deals. Partly thanks to another blockbuster deal at 220 Central Park South, this past week marked the highest aggregate total since the first week of August and the highest number of closing since the onset of the pandemic lockdown in mid-March. Seventy-eight condo sales were recorded, closing at a median of $1.479M or 1,431 per square foot. As for co-ops, 124 apartments closed penciling out to a median of $748,500. See the full, sortable list of Manhattan closings recorded over the past week below.
The top deal came in from 220 Central Park South which has frequesntly topped the sales chart over the past two years. The Robert A.M. Stern-designed skyscraper returns for the first time in over a month with a four-bedroom villa residence closing for $40 million, or $10,111 per square foot. This is the 13th condo to ever sell for over $10,000 per square foot in New York City, and startingly, ten of these have come in from 220 Central Park South.
Indeed, it was a good week for apartments on New York's West Side, with all of the top five residential sales taking place west of Fifth Avenue. The majority of the top sales were glittering new condos, and the one co-op outlier was the Chelsea home of Susan Sarandon. The oversized duplex is as rich in views as it is in celebrity cachet, and entered contract a few short weeks after it was initially listed over the summer. Recent sales records show that it went for its asking price of $7.9 million, and Page Six identified the buyer as financier Raz Tirosh.

From November 2-8, 17 contracts were signed for Manhattan apartments and townhouses priced at $4 million and up. This is the same number as last week, but the dollar volume sunk 47.3 percent from last week's high of $184,719,000 to $97,183,995. Olshan Realty's market report declines to make predictions about the market, but cites lower listing prices of the top two contracts as the culprit - these totaled nearly $19 million this week, as opposed to the previous week's total of $65 million.

The top listing of the past week was a high-floor, five-bedroom home at the Peter Marino-designed 170 East End Avenue, asking $10 million, up from the $8.5 million the seller paid for it in July 2010. The major entertaining rooms and master suite enjoy sweeping East River views, but buyer's broker Leslie Modell of Sotheby's International Realty said that the 1,640-square-foot private terrace sealed the deal.

"The pandemic made the terrace a priority. Everyone wants outdoor space now" - Leslie Modell, Sotheby's International Realty

Indeed, four of the top five contracts feature private outdoor space. The second-highest contract of the past week also took place on the Upper East Side: At 112 East 78th Street, a townhouse with a repointed brick facade entered contract for $8.995 million. All five levels are connected via private elevator, and features include five bedrooms, four and a half baths, smart home technology, home gym, and a temperature-controlled wine cellar with 1,000+ bottle capacity. It, too, enjoys private outdoor space in the form of a 600-square-foot garden with seating areas and irrigation system.

Top Sales
1. 220 Central Park South, #V-10 – $40,000,000 ($10,111 / ft2)

Midtown West | Condo | 4 beds, 3 baths | 3,956 ft2
220-Central-Park-South-01 220 Central Park South via Vornado Realty Group
2 Available Listings from $26.9M

2. 53W53, 53 West 53rd Street, #37A – $8,261,008 ($2,777 / ft2)

Midtown West | Condo | 2 beds, 3 baths | 2,975 ft2
53-West-53rd-Street-01 All images of 53W53 via The Corcoran Group
From the listing:
With interior design by New York-based architect, designer and artist Thierry Despont, Residence 37A is a 2,975-square-foot north and east facing two bedroom featuring high ceilings, gracious proportions, and the rich attention to detail of a bespoke privately commissioned home. Interior features include 4" wide plank solid American oak floors, fully customized kitchens and baths, and elegantly crafted furniture-grade 9' tall walnut doors with custom designed bronze hardware inspired by the towers distinctive silhouette. Enclosed behind large pocket doors, creating maximum flexibility, the kitchen features polished statuary marble countertops and backlit backsplash with custom back-painted glass cabinetry by Molteni. Kitchen appliances include a Miele low profile cooktop, oven, coffee maker, speed oven, fully-incorporated dishwasher and vented hood, and Sub-Zero refrigerator and wine refrigerator. The master bath is clad in Noir St. Laurent marble, golden travertine and Verona limestone, with a custom carved stone vanity and medicine cabinet above. The master bath also features radiant heated floors and Dornbracht fittings and accessories.
17 Available Listings from $2.7M

3. La Fabrique, 147 West 15th Street, #7N8THFLOOR – $7,900,000

Chelsea | Co-op | 6 beds, 5.5 baths | 6,061 ft2
147-West-15th-Street-01 All images of La Fabrique via Eitan Gamliely for Sotheby's International Realty
From the listing:
There are four exposures including a sixty-foot-wide expanse of southern light. Enjoy dramatic vistas of Manhattan's most iconic buildings. Views of the World Trade Tower to the Empire State Building are showcased from this vast and open grand scale loft. From sunrise to sunset, the light is captivating. The outdoor terrace and balcony, wood-burning fireplace and over 6,000 square feet of flexible space are what sets this loft apart from all others. Breathtaking views, stunning light, high ceilings, gallery walls, and expansive space are the qualities that provide both functionality and flexibility. From the moment of entry, creative energy and imagination inspire. While currently designed as a five-bedroom loft, an immense corner library can easily be adapted to a sixth bedroom.

A key-locked elevator entry on the eighth floor opens into a private gallery foyer and leads into a show-stopping living space. This floor is comprised of a palatial living room, a library, a den with a wood-burning fireplace, an open kitchen, a large dining area, lounge, a sumptuous main bedroom, a guest room, a laundry room, voluminous storage and three full baths. The drama begins in the colossal living space. This wide living expanse features a curved staircase that doubled as audience seating for the Oscar winner's children's performances and celebrity dance recitals.

4. The Twenty 1, 117 West 21st Street, #1 – $7,500,000

Chelsea | Condo | 4 beds, 5 baths | 5,644 ft2
117-West-21st-Street-01 All images of The Twenty 1 via Douglas Elliman
From the listing:
Live in the best of both worlds and have it all! This brand-new expansive Chelsea townhouse triplex includes access to full-time doorman security within the bespoke 9-unit luxury condominium. The extraordinary pin-drop quiet 4 bedroom, 5 bathroom townhouse boasts an astonishing 5,644 square feet of interior space, a 1,323-square-foot tranquil terrace, AND a private onsite parking spot.

Enter your home through Twenty 1's main lobby or through its own private keyed elevator entrance and into a sprawling living and dining room featuring honed Supai limestone flooring, floor-to-ceiling windows, rift cut custom stained oak millwork, wide plank white oak wood flooring in a Chevron pattern, along with the highest quality luxury finishes. Through the wall of windows, you look out towards the massive private green terrace, perfect for alfresco dining and entertainment.
1 Available Listing for $12.5M

5. 35 Hudson Yards, #6801 – $6,5204,250 ($2,531 / ft2)

Midtown West | Condo | 3 beds, 3.5 baths | 2,570 ft2
35-Hudson-Yards-01 All images of 35 Hudson Yards via Related/Oxford Property Group
From the listing:
Experience dazlling sunset views over the Hudson River from this gracious corner three-bedroom home! This expertly planned split three bedroom residence boasts 10'10" ceilings, lavish satin finish wide plank French oak floors, expansive entry gallery, sun-drenched corner Great Room, and stunning views of the Hudson River from every room. The windowed eat-in kitchen has been outfitted with luxurious Smallbone of Devizes cabinetry with opal white marble counters and backsplash. Full suite of Gaggenau appliances, inclusive of a wine fridge and coffee maker, truly make this kitchen extraordinary. The master bedroom boasts a large walk-in closet and a luxurious master bathroom which is wrapped in stunning iceberg quartzite, complete with stunning double vanity with Kinon panels, and full depth soaking tub. The second and third bedrooms are both equipped with en suite baths. The utility room with side-by-side washer/dryer and handsome onyx-clad powder room are both conveniently located off the main hallway. No detail was overlooked in this truly exquisite home.
16 Available Listings from $4.25M

Top Contracts
Yorkville | Condo | 5 beds, 6 baths
170-East-End-Avenue-01 All images of 170 East End Avenue via The Corcoran Group
From the listing:
Exquisite five-bedroom residence with 1,640-square-foot wrap terrace in one of East End's most distinguished full-service condominiums, with superbly designed interiors by renowned architect Peter Marino. 10' floor-to-ceiling windows frame breathtaking views of the East River, Gracie Mansion and Carl Schurz Park, and the sprawling wrap terrace provides the perfect place to enjoy the magnificent sunrises and sunsets, and the continuous excitement along the East River. Enter through a gracious foyer, which has several coat closets and power room. The corner living room is wrapped in floor to ceiling windows showcasing magnificent river views, and boasts a wood burning fireplace as well as two access points to the enormous wrap terrace. A lovely library sits off of the living room, which could easily be made into a fifth bedroom, per the original floorplan. The square dining room is situated between the living room and the eat-in kitchen, with another entryway onto the terrace, creating a perfect flow for outdoor cooking/dining. The master suite is accessed by a private hallway, and boasts an en suite marble bathroom with dual sinks, oversized soaking tub, generous walk-in closet, and an additional entrance to the terrace. Three additional bedrooms, all with en suite bathrooms are located on the other side of the residence. Additional features include washer/dryer, high-end appliances, and custom cabinetry.
4 Available Listings from $1.7M

Upper East Side | Townhouse | 5 beds, 4.5 baths | 5,890 ft2
112-East-78th-Street-01 All images of 112 East 78th Street via Brown Harris Stevens
From the listing:
This mint condition five-story townhouse is among a collection of elegant residences that distinguish this tree-lined block between Park and Lexington Avenues as one of the most beautiful on the Upper East Side. Just two blocks from Central Park it is also exceptionally accessible to many of Manhattan's finest shops, restaurants, and cultural institutions. With very high ceilings, expansive entertainment rooms, generous outdoor spaces, masterfully crafted interior finishes, and four fireplaces, it will steal your heart.

Exterior highlights of this move-in ready home include a freshly repointed brick facade, a landscaped garden that enjoys spectacular southern light, and two terraces. Meticulously renovated interiors are filled with light thanks to large windows, high ceilings, and skylights above the central staircase. The parlor floor offers a gracious setting for entertaining while the garden floor is ideal for relaxing and informal dining.

The full-floor master suite features two full bathrooms and a large dressing room overlooking the garden with extensive closet and storage space. Four additional bedrooms on the fourth and fifth floors provide flexibility for those who wish to create home offices, a home gym, or a children's playroom.

Noho | Condo | 3 beds, 3.5 baths | 2,637 ft2
40-Bond-Street-01 All images of 40 Bond via Brown Harris Stevens
From the listing:
Situated in a historic neighborhood on a charming cobblestone block, this stunning 3-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom loft spans 2,637 square feet and can easily incorporate a home office. Designed by the world-renowned, Pritzker prize-winning team of Herzog & de Meuron in collaboration with Ian Schrager, the building 40 Bond has become an important architectural icon in New York.

Enhanced with the finest European craftsmanship, this exquisitely-designed home has a flexible layout with flowing open spaces and grand proportions. Bathed in extraordinary natural light, the home features 11' ceilings, wide-plank Austrian oak flooring, expansive art-walls, central-air conditioning, floor-to-ceiling cast glass windows made in Barcelona and custom fittings designed by the architects.

A dramatic 29-foot gallery leads to an impressive 33' Great Room with 3 floor-to-ceiling windows facing south over Bond Street, offering lovely cityscape views. On the northern wing of the entertaining expanse, there is a dining room/family room that overlooks beautiful, lush, tranquil gardens. The pristine kitchen has custom Austrian smoked oak cabinetry with glacier white Corian countertops, backsplashes, double basin sinks, a fully-integrated Sub Zero refrigerator and a Miele dishwasher, cooktop and convection oven.
1 Available Listing for $8.95M

Upper West Side | Condo | 4 beds, 3.5 baths | 2,667 ft2
205-West-76th-Street-01 All images of The Harrison via Brown Harris Stevens
From the listing:
In the 11 years since The Harrison opened its doors, the larger "04" line has traded just once. Apartment 504 is the best of them all. This luxurious home spans 2,667 square feet, and is crowned by an almost 500-square-foot terrace overlooking the building's exceptional entertainment lounge and planted patio. Upon entry, the 20' gallery properly introduces the home's grandeur. Off the gallery, the sunny, grand 26-foot-long and wide living room and the adjacent sunny dining room are perfectly aligned for entertaining all of your guests. The huge chef's kitchen is equipped with custom-designed Sapele mahogany cabinetry, cream polished granite countertops, and top of the line appliances from Sub-Zero, Viking and Miele. The kitchen also has a charming breakfast room overlooking the building's beautifully furnished and planted patio, and Viking wine storage. More sunny southern exposure can be found in the lavish master bedroom along with a walk-in closet and en suite bath with double vanity and a separate shower and soaking tub. Three additional bedrooms are located in a private wing along with the washer/dryer. There are three full and one half-baths. The apartment is serviced by a 6-zone central air conditioning and heating system. With only 4 apartments to the floor, residents enjoy a treasured level of intimacy and luxury.
4 Available Listings from $1.4M

Chelsea | Condo | 3 beds, 3 baths | 2,176 ft2
532-West-22nd-Street-01 All images of The Eagle Warehouse via Compass
From the listing:
Mint penthouse duplex in the center of the West Chelsea Gallery District designed by celebrated architects Meyer Davis. Quietly luxurious details make this the ideal home for the discerning buyer with an appreciation for detail. The main level features soaring ceiling heights, enormous double glazed windows, wide white oak plank floors, and an impressive sliding wall that separates the open kitchen from the living room for flexible entertaining.

In the show-stopping kitchen there are custom Octolam finish cabinets and countertops in a gorgeous Danby stone. Top of the line appliances, wine fridge, appliance garage, and plentiful storage throughout make this kitchen a chef's dream. A sunny breakfast nook sits just outside the kitchen, which then leads to the enormous open dining and living areas where you'll find custom millwork with full height bookcases and a limestone surround and hearth on the gas fireplace. This level is also equipped with an integrated speaker system with two zones – one in the living/dining space and the other in the bedroom which is currently used as a TV/media room. A chic bathroom and laundry area complete the main floor.
1 Available Listing for $4.75M

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