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378 West End Avenue, #PHA, the top sale of the past week (Alchemy Properties Inc.) 378 West End Avenue, #PHA, the top sale of the past week (Alchemy Properties Inc.)
Manhattan Sales:

  • For the week ending July 21, 2023, $488,912,736 worth of transactions across 277 condo, condop, and cooperative deals were recorded
  • 91 condo sales came to an aggregate price of $237,872,215
  • 19 condop sales came to an aggregate price of $45,337,140
  • 167 co-op sales came to an aggregate price of $205,703,381

In this article:

Cielo, 450 East 83rd Street
Cielo, 450 East 83rd Street Yorkville
The Apthorp, 2211 Broadway
The Apthorp, 2211 Broadway Riverside Dr./West End Ave.
60 Gramercy Park North
60 Gramercy Park North Gramercy Park
200 Central Park South
200 Central Park South Midtown West
The Whitman Mansion, 21 East 26th Street
The Whitman Mansion, 21 East 26th Street Flatiron/Union Square
When it was still under construction, 378 West End Avenue garnered considerable attention for its sizable apartments, curated amenities, and pandemic-proof infrastructure that includes direct elevator entry, copper alloy door handles in all common spaces, and advanced air filtration systems, the latter of which have seen a new appreciation in recent times. A month and a half after New York's air quality emergency, Penthouse A had the top sale with a closing price of $24,750,000. The sale of the five-bedroom, 6,169-square-foot home with a total of 1,334 square feet of outdoor space comes in only 1% below the asking price of $25 million and was recorded less than a year after #15A, another trophy penthouse, closed for $25.95 million.

Also last week, a third-floor unit at 378 West End Avenue closed for $7,685,000 in the fifth-highest sale. The building is now 86% sold (h/t Marketproof), and a small handful of remaining availabilities starts at $5,975,000.
Jeff Gordon at 21 West 26th Street The Whitman Mansion, #2 (Brown Harris Stevens); Jeff Gordon (Jeff Gordon wins Phoenix - February 27, 2011 by AARPSocialMediaderivative work: F1fans (talk) - Jeff_Gordon_wins_Phoenix_-_February_27,_2011.jpg, CC BY 2.0,
The top downtown sale and second-highest overall was NASCAR athlete Jeff Gordon's apartment at The Whitman, which ultimately closed for $13,500,000 less than three months after it entered contract with a $12.995 million asking price, and about 10 years after he bought it for $10 million. One of only four units in the beautifully converted building, the full-floor apartment features views of Madison Square Park, custom curated kitchen, a luxurious primary suite, custom art in the children's bedrooms, and a large planting terrace. The buyer conducted the transaction through an LLC.

Mr. Gordon was not the only athlete with a high-priced New York City transaction this week: Public records list Rob Kresberg, former tennis pro and Sag Harbor Tennis owner, as one of the buyers of a three-bedroom condo at Cielo that sold for $8,250,000 in the fourth-highest sale of the past week. Appropriately enough, the Yorkville condominium is located a short distance from the tennis and pickleball courts of Carl Schurz Park.
The top co-op sale and third-highest overall was for #30ABC at 200 Central Park South, a five-bedroom, 5,200-square-foot home that closed for $10,377,400. Public records list the buyer as investor Daniel E. Edwards and the seller as a trust linked to Morry Rubin, entrepreneur and former CEO of FlexShopper.

Top Sales
378-West-End-Avenue-01 378 West End Avenue, #PHA (Alchemy Properties Inc.)
Foyer with floor-to-ceiling windows and staircase
Chef's kitchen with floor-to-ceiling windows
Private terrace with landscaping, seating, and Central Park West skyline views
From the Listing:
It’s a house in the Hamptons, but in the city, with a total of 6,169 interior square feet with five bedrooms, big views from every single window, gorgeous light and a large, south facing terrace for cooking out on a Tuesday night. The entertaining space in PHA – both casual and formal – is unmatched. A loft-like living room with open, dazzling views and adjacent library/bedroom is complemented by a formal dining room and beautiful chef’s kitchen by Christopher Peacock with appliances by Subzero and Wolf and two charming terraces. Upstairs, the primary bedroom suite feels like a five-star hotel with extensive closets and a bath with a big picture window. Winged secondary bedrooms are connected by a casual hangout space with a sunset terrace. All bedrooms have ensuite baths and beautiful open light and views. On the top level is the sunroom and powder bath opening to a vast terrace with a generous seating area, an outdoor grill and a dining space for a big party. All with crazy, cinematic views.
3 Available Listings for Sale from $5,975,000

21 East 26th Street The Whitman (CityRealty)
Living room with oversized windows overlooking Madison Square Park The Whitman, #2 (Brown Harris Stevens)
Chef's kitchen with center island
Child's bedroom with custom Star Wars graffiti art
From the Listing:
Clad in high design overlooking Madison Square Park, this extremely rare full-floor residence spans the length of an entire city block and affords an unrivaled luxury lifestyle, quietly nestled in the heart of downtown Manhattan. The exquisite prewar showplace is unlike any other, boasting 4 oversized bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, and nearly 5,000 square feet of custom-curated interiors renovated by award-winning Pembroke & Ives, a firm responsible for enriching high-end homes in NYC, the Hamptons and West Palm Beach. Light fills the refined interiors from oversized windows from 3 exposures. A very special highlight are the 2 children’s rooms, where a graffiti artist free-formed the walls with Star Wars and Harry Potter images!

Richly appointed and outfitted for modern-day, this jewel is wrapped in the highest quality fit and finish with a light and airy Scandinavian feel. A sleek ArcLinea chef’s kitchen featuring a huge breakfast-bar island, top-of-the-line Miele and Sub-Zero appliances, built-in wine fridge is met by a gracious open flow into the sun-drenched living and dining quarters. Here floor-to-ceiling windows look out to Madison Square, offering an unbelievable space to live, work, and entertain.

200-Central-Park-South-01 200 Central Park South (CityRealty)
7 Available Listings for Sale from $1,399,000
4 Available Listings for Rent from $4,750/month

450-East-83rd-Street-01 Cielo (CityRealty)
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Living/dining room with floor-to-ceiling windows Cielo, #21B (Douglas Elliman)
Kitchen with center island and floor-to-ceiling windows
Oversized bedroom with floor-to-ceiling windows
From the Listing:
This airy and voluminous 3-bedroom (convertible 4) and 3.5 bathrooms, sprawls 3,350 square feet. Upon entering the rather gracious foyer you are immediately drawn to the 11-foot ceilings and floor to ceiling windows which feature attention-grabbing northern and eastern views of New York City. While dazing at the striking views you may see the RFK Bridge and East River in the distance! This property is sun-blasted all-day with natural sun light coupled with unobstructed urban views. Within the heart of the home relish in the top- of-the line chef’s kitchen showcasing marble counter tops, the finest appliances including Miele oven/range, Miele vented hood and Miele dishwasher. This is the most picture-perfect and seamless windowed kitchen to utilize for entertaining friends and guest while taking in extraordinary southern views! The primary bedroom (suite) with eastern and southern exposure is the perfect sanctuary and hideaway with a spa-like bath including a deep soaking Kohler tub.
2 Available Listings for Sale from $1,795,000
1 Available Listing for Rent for $8,900/month

378-West-End-Avenue-01 378 West End Avenue, #3B (Compass)
Living room with oversized window
Dining area with peek at chef's kitchen
Bedroom with oversized window and room for a desk
From the Listing:
Residence 3B is an expansive four-bedroom with south and west exposures and a wonderful living and dining space. With a private entrance vestibule, a great “mud room’’ off the second entrance and a full laundry room with sink, the apartment has the back of house space of a home outside the city. The kitchen in 3B (made by Christopher Peacock with Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances ) can be open to the living room, or completely shut off with pocket doors for privacy and formality. The primary bedroom suite feels like a five star hotel and is in a different wing than the other three bedrooms.
3 Available Listings for Sale from $5,975,000

Notable Sales

Oliver Hicks — Bought for $6,000,000

60-Gramercy-Park-North-01 60 Gramercy Park North (Compass)
In 2001, Oliver Hicks founded advertising agency North Six in his Williamsburg apartment. Twenty-two years later, North Six has locations all over the world, and Mr. Hicks has purchased a new apartment with a key to New York's only private park. Public records list the seller as a trust linked to Greenfield Partners President and CEO Eugene Gorab.
3 Available Listings for Sale from $1,100,000

Ceara Donnelley — Bought for $4,521,428

2211-Broadway-01 The Apthorp, #3C (The Corcoran Group)
Living room with arched windows, fireplace, and herringbone wood floors
Foyer with tiled floor and arched door
Windowed kitchen with washer/dryer
Acclaimed interior designer Ceara Donnelley was born in New York, but shot to fame for her renovation and decoration of a Charleston single-family home dating back to 1740. Public records list her as the owner of an apartment in a New York City Landmark, and she recently posted pictures of the apartment on Instagram, expressing excitement for renovating and restoring this historic home.

From the Listing:
One of only 3 homes on the floor, Apartment 3C offers the elegance, grand scale and gorgeous architectural details of a bygone era showcasing the incomparable prewar design unique to homes at the Apthorp. The grand and gracious layout is complemented by the luxuries of the condominium’s amenities, creating the best of both worlds for a New York City homeowner. Currently configured as a four-bedroom, two-bathroom home with large eat-in kitchen and a nearly 50’ formal expanse, the 3,100-square-foot home offers numerous possibilities as an easily convertible four-bedroom, four full bathroom home without sacrificing space or flow of the home. Superb for large-scale entertaining with massive interiors, nearly 11’ ceilings, a vast entertaining space and grand picture windows drawing in fabulous natural light throughout. Two bright exposures showcase idyllic courtyard views to the north and pretty tree-lined block views overlooking West 78th Street to the south. Old-world grace and detail include a massive 29’ receiving foyer, beautiful decorative moldings, wainscoting and ceiling rosettes, two elegant decorative fireplaces with intricately detailed mantles, and beautifully maintained herringbone wood floors throughout.
3 Available Listings for Sale from $3,250,000
1 Available Listing for Rent for $22,000/month

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