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53W53 via Giles Ashford; amenity images via Evan Joseph 53W53 via Giles Ashford; amenity images via Evan Joseph
From September 12-18, 2021, a total of 345 condos, co-ops, and condop sales were recorded in Manhattan, coming to an aggregate price of $665,619,380. The 173 condo sales came to a median price of $1,725,000, or $1,489 per square foot. The 11 condop sales came to a median price of $1,050,000, and the 161 co-op sales came to a median price of $820K.

Very few availabilities remain at 220 Central Park South, but it is back on top with a $26,284,313 sale of a three-bedroom, three-bath home on the 41st floor of the Robert A.M. Stern Architects-designed building. Indeed, it was an excellent week for Stern-designed buildings - the 220 Central Park South sale was trailed closely by a $22.5 million sale at 520 Park Avenue, the tallest building on the Upper East Side, and sales at 70 Vestry Street and Two Fifth West 81st were in the top 10. A full, sortable chart may be found below.
Mike Nichols 160 East 81st Street

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520 Park Avenue
520 Park Avenue Park/Fifth Ave. to 79th St.
The Westly, 251 West 91st Street
The Westly, 251 West 91st Street Riverside Dr./West End Ave.
24 Leonard Street
24 Leonard Street Tribeca
The Hampshire House, 150 Central Park South
The Hampshire House, 150 Central Park South Midtown West
160 East 81st Street
160 East 81st Street Carnegie Hill
If New York's luxury contracts are anything to go on, the summer slump is coming to an end - 38 contracts priced at $4 million and up were signed from September 13-19, 2021, a time that Olshan Realty's market report notes included the Yom Kippur holiday. The total weekly asking price sales volume came to $341,565,000, and the year-to-date sales volume of $11,162,979,930 is getting close to the 2014 record volume of $11,256,284,299.
The past week's contracts comprised 31 condos, three co-ops, and four townhouses. Among the townhouses was the Upper East Side home of acclaimed director Mike Nichols. It entered contract with an asking price of $24,500,000 - slightly below the original listing price of $26 million, but nevertheless the highest townhouse contract. The townhouse features a private garage, elevator, and double-wide landscaped garden.
53 West 53rd Street and Central Park beyond
The top contract was #PH74 at 53W53, the Jean Nouvel-designed tower above the Museum of Modern Art. The condo occupies the entire 74th floor of the building and features two bedrooms, two and a half baths, 4,928 square feet, and northern, southern, eastern, and western exposures facing Central Park, the Hudson River, the East River, and the Manhattan skyline. It entered contract with an asking price of $35,460,000, a reduction from $38.9 million when it was listed in July 2015 and marketed off floor plans.
If this penthouse closes at or near the asking price, 53W53 will have racked up approximately $350 million in sales with an average closing price of $5.9 million. Between its design by a Pritzker Prize laureate, interiors by Thierry Despont, and sumptuous materials throughout, it is little wonder that the building ranks in the top five of CityRealty's top 25 most prestigious condos.The 14 remaining listings for sale range from a one-bedroom for $2.7 million to a four-bedroom penthouse for $64.73 million.

In addition to a prime address and Perpetual Benefactor membership to the Museum of Modern Art, residents have access to a full-floor club designed by Mr. Nouvel and curated by The Wright Fit. Newly revealed images of the Wellness Center depict a gym, pool, and spa equal to some of the city's most luxurious wellness facilities.

↓ #PH74 is reached via direct elevator access and features grand proportions, bespoke details, and jaw-dropping views throughout.

53 West 53rd Street penthouse 53W53

↓ Most residences strut the building's distinctive diagonal structural columns.

53 West 53rd Street penthouse Penthouse interiors via Pontiac Land and Hines

↓ All kitchens at 53W53 feature polished statuary marble countertops and backsplashes, back-painted glass cabinetry, and an extensive suite of Miele and Sub-Zero appliances.

53 West 53rd Street kitchen

↓ Primary baths are elegantly appointed with Noir St. Laurent marble, Verona limestone, Peruvian gold travertine, cast-iron Lefroy Brooks soaking tubs, free-standing showers, and polished nickel Dornbacht fixtures.

53 West 53rd Street primary bath

↓ The full gym includes separate high- and low-energy movement studios.

53 West 53rd Street gym Amenity photos via Evan Joseph
53 West 53rd Street yoga studio

↓ A naturally lit 65' lap pool is flanked by a hot tub, cold plunge pool, and vertical gardens designed by French botanist Patrick Blanc.

53 West 53rd Street pool

↓ The men's and women's locker rooms both feature saunas and steam rooms.

53 West 53rd Street sauna
53 West 53rd Street

↓ “When residents enter the Wellness Center, they are transported to a relaxing oasis that evokes luxury at every corner and inspires an overwhelming sense of grounding calmness" - Samantha Sax, Chief Marketing Officer of Pontiac Land U.S.

53 West 53rd Street spa treatment room

↓ 53W53 is the first residential building in the United States to partner with Bvlgari, and luxurious shower and body products may be found throughout the wellness spaces.

53 West 53rd Street locker room

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1 Available Listing for Rent for $85,000/month

520 Park Avenue 520 Park Avenue via Zeckendorf Marketing LLC
520 Park Avenue condo
520 Park Avenue floor plan
From the listing:
The Upper Simplex is an extraordinary single-floor residence. These higher-floor homes offer expansive city and Central Park views from virtually every room and flowing layout that allows for a separation between public and private spaces.

The interconnected entertaining space has a living room and dining room that look out onto Central Park, and a windowed north-facing kitchen, with more Central Park views and brilliant light. The adjoining library can accommodate for an overflow of guests from the dining room and living room. The serene primary bedroom has room for a sitting area, while two windowed primary baths enjoy east-facing and south-facing light, respectively. The Upper Simplex raises Upper East Side living to new heights.
3 Available Listings for Sale from $20.5M
1 Available Listing for Rent for $75,000/month

895 Park Avenue co-op 895 Park Avenue via CityRealty
2 Available Listings for Sale from $12.4M

24 Leonard Street Tribeca condo 24 Leonard Street via CityRealty
1 Available Listing for Sale for $35.95M

217 West 57th Street Billionaire's Row All images of Central Park Tower via Extell
Central Park Tower
Central Park Tower bath
From the listing:
This corner three bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom residence is the most expansive three-bedroom floor plan available within Central Park Tower. The home offers quintessential Central Park views, soaring 10-foot ceiling heights and 7-foot-wide floor-to-ceiling glass panels throughout, to allow for an abundance of natural light.

The formal entry foyer and gallery lead to a generous great room featuring both north and east facing views. The gourmet kitchen and breakfast room are complete with custom cabinetry by Smallbone of Devizes and premium Miele appliances. The residence features three en-suite bedrooms along with a beautiful powder room. The primary bedroom suite includes an oversized walk-in closet and a luxurious marble-clad bathroom with open southern facing exposures.
12 Available Listings for Sale from $9.1M
2 Available Listings for Rent from $23,800/month

Top Contracts
53 West 53rd Street 53W53 via Giles Ashford
53 West 53rd Street Interiors via Pontiac Land and Hines
53 West 53rd Street condo
From the listing:
Comprising the entire 74th floor at 53 West 53, this grand 4,928-square-foot penthouse residence features two bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, and north-, south-, east-, and west-facing exposures that span across Central Park, the Hudson River, East River, city skyline, and beyond. Gracious proportions, magnificent details, and ceilings that range up to approximately 11 feet set the awe-inspiring stage for world-renowned designer Thierry Despont's masterfully conceived interiors. Bespoke detailing typically reserved for privately commissioned homes abounds, while a rich yet soft palette of museum-quality finishes imbues each space with both modern glamour and timeless elegance.

With direct elevator access, the exquisite home opens upon a sprawling gallery that separates living and entertainment spaces from the private primary bedroom wing. To the north, a spectacular 38'10" x 22'8" living room is surrounded by three walls of floor-to-ceiling windows that artfully frame north-, west-, and east-facing views that dazzle at every moment of day or night. The space flows into the massive eat-in kitchen designed by Thierry Despont for Molteni and offering north- and west-facing views. Anchored by an oversized center island, the kitchen features polished statuary marble countertops and a back-lit statuary backsplash that complement back-painted glass cabinetry with polished nickel detailing and Dornbracht fixtures. The extensive suite of appliances by Miele and Sub-Zero includes two fully integrated refrigerators and freezers, a six-burner cooktop with fully vented hood, two integrated dishwashers, double wall oven, speed oven, steam oven, dual under-counter wine refrigerators, and an integrated coffee maker.
14 Available Listings for Sale from $2.7M
5 Available Listings for Rent from $8,200/month

601 Washington Street Hudson Square All images of 601 Washington Street via Compass
601 Washington Street
601 Washington Street
From the listing:
Perched above Washington and Leroy Streets, Penthouse East sprawls across 7,475 interior square feet and 1,693 exterior square feet with four exposures. Penthouse East’s exceptional features include six bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, two powder rooms, two private Edmund Hollander-designed landscaped terraces with bluestone pavers; private interior elevator; ceiling heights ranging from 11’6" to 16’5"; a complete lighting package designed by David Clinard Design Studio, Lutron Homeworks lighting and shade control system; 7 inch wide-plank white oak flooring, fully ventilated Double LG washer and dryers. Floors, walls, and windows have been acoustically engineered to create a quiet haven for wellness.

160 East 81st Street townhouse All images of 160 East 81st Street via Compass
160 East 81st Street townhouse
160 East 81st Street
From the listing:
This elegant 40-foot wide mansion could be found as easily on Eaton Square in London as on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. 160 East 81st Street is a double wide mansion with a private garage, an elevator and a double wide, very deep, lovingly landscaped south garden. Situated with a triple width house to the West and another double width house just to the East, 160 is surrounded by vast gardens, low buildings and open sky. Meticulously planned with double height spaces that open to the garden, a sophisticated wood paneled library and a mezzanine balcony large enough for a party, this house has a wonderful warm ease for everyday life as well as dramatic spaces for entertaining. Four gas fireplaces and one wood burning fireplace help make the house feel incredibly cozy. A real cook's kitchen faces the garden and opens to a double height space for casual dining, tv watching and game playing. The garden-facing living room, also with 20-foot ceilings, is both grand and charming, and a formal dining room at the front of the house is large enough for next year's big holiday celebrations.

150 Central Park South The Hampshire House via CityRealty
150 Central Park South co-op Interiors via Compass
150 Central Park South co-op
From the listing:
150 Central Park South is located at the exact center of Central Park; equidistant to both Fifth Avenue and Central Park West. With a breathtaking view of the most iconic park in the world – from a perfectly positioned vantage point, this gracious 25th floor private terrace might just be the center of the universe.

Also included is a stunning 3-bedroom apartment with interiors by Peter Pennoyer Architects/Interior Design. Exceptional features include a private elevator landing, spacious front-to-back entrance gallery, palatial living room with 2 sets of French doors opening onto the 30-foot terrace, grand formal dining room plus substantial eat-in chef’s kitchen with separate breakfast banquet; all in mint condition.

Add to this the most central location in Manhattan – within striking distance to world class shopping, dining, entertainment venues, cultural and educational institutions, wellness and health facilities, and of course, all that Central Park has to offer.
8 Available Listings for Sale from $600K

251 West 91st Street Upper West Side condo ERA via MOSO Studio
251 West 91st Street Upper West Side condo
251 West 91st Street Upper West Side condo
From the listing:
Penthouse A is an exceptional home offering 3,524-square-foot interior and 1,000-square-foot exterior living space with 5 bedrooms and 4.5 baths. Enter through a spacious foyer with white oak herringbone floors and multiple closets, into a spectacular living/dining room situated on the southwest corner with views of the midtown skyline and the Hudson River. The space is surrounded with large windows, and includes 11' ceilings and a large fireplace clad in Calacatta Gold Marble. The separate kitchen has large windows facing south with counter seating, and walnut cabinetry by Aster Cuccina with a matte white lacquer finish. The Gaggenau appliances include a refrigerator, freezer, wine cooler, dishwasher, espresso machine, gas cooktop, oven, speed oven, steam oven warming drawer and a vented hood. Countertops are Crema Delicato marble, with a mosaic marble backsplash. The sink fixture and pot filler are by Water Works in polished nickel.

The primary suite is located on the northwest corner with views of the Hudson River and George Washington Bridge. The suite includes 2 spacious deep closets and a windowed primary bath clad in Calacatta Gold marble, with an oval soaking tub, double sinks set in Calacatta Gold marble vanity top, and spacious shower stall with 2 rain shower heads. The radiant heated floor is laid in a mosaic marble pattern. Two of the secondary bedrooms have private baths with Namibia White marble floor and accent wall in a herringbone pattern. The other two secondary bedrooms share a 4-fixture bathroom with double sinks set in a marble vanity top with white oak cabinetry below and medicine cabinets above. All of the bathroom fixtures are by Water Works in polished nickel. The powder room has Calacatta Gold marble floor and walls with the sink and vanity top carved out of Michelangelo marble. This residence includes a spacious laundry room with appliances by Bosch. A gracious staircase leads to the 1,000-square-foot private rooftop terrace on the southwest corner with lovely skyline and river views.
8 Available Listings for Sale from $2.6M

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