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Terrace and river views via The Corcoran Group Terrace and river views via The Corcoran Group
Despite the holiday week, there were 115 Manhattan apartment sales recorded from December 27, 2020 to January 2, 2021, amounting to $244,869,246 and coming to a median price of $1,325,000. The 58 condo sales came to a median of $1,865,000 or $1,369 per square foot, while the 55 co-op sales recorded came in at a median of $1,050,000.

New construction condos had an especially good showing last week, with a penthouse at 90 Morton Street taking the top spot at $24,802,505. This sale comes weeks after another penthouse in the converted printing house closed for $12 million, and at a time when over half the building's condos have closed.
292-West-4th-Street-01 292 West 4th Street via Sotheby's International Realty
From December 27 to January 3, 17 Manhattan luxury contracts were signed for $4 million and up. This is one more than last week and the largest post-Christmas week since Olshan Realty started keeping track in 2006. The market report announced an aggregate total of $163,145,000.

The 17 contracts comprised 10 apartments and 7 townhouses, the highest townhouse total since the last week of January 2020. These included 118 West 12th Street, a single-family townhouse asking $16 million and formerly owned by Mitchell Lichtenstein, filmmaker and son of Pop Art icon Roy Lichtenstein.

Meanwhile, at an asking price of $35 million, the penthouse at 20 East End Avenue, a Robert A.M. Stern-designed condominium, set a new record for East End Avenue in addition to coming in as the top contract of the past week. Sponsor broker Deborah Kern of The Corcoran Group identified the buyers only as New Yorkers who "appreciated everything about the building down to the air purification system and the energy efficiency."

Top Sales
1. 90 Morton Street, #PH11B – $24,802,505 ($5,294 / ft2)

West Village | Condo | 5 beds, 4.5 baths | 4,685 ft2
90-Morton-Street-01 90 Morton Street via Reuveni Real Estate
From the listing:
Situated on the 11th and 12th floors, this half-floor duplex penthouse residence boasts views of the Hudson River, Statue of Liberty and the downtown skyline. Capturing the essence of the West Villages trendy and intimate neighborhood vibe, this home sprawls across 4,685 interior square feet and includes five bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms and an expansive entertaining living and dining rooms with a gas fireplace centered within the space. The impressive interior is complimented by an incredible 1,105 square feet of outdoor space that encompasses two breathtaking terraces. High beamed ceilings throughout showcase the distinct character of the buildings original use as a printing house built in 1912.
4 Available Listings from $5.3M

2. 40 Bleecker Street, #PHA – $10,676,351 ($3,636 / ft2)

Noho | Condo | 4 beds, 4.5 baths | 2,936 ft2
40-Bleecker-Street-01 40 Bleecker Street via Douglas Elliman
From the listing:
Occupying the coveted Northwest corner of 40 Bleecker Street, Penthouse A spans 2,936 interior and 896 exterior square feet, offering four bedrooms and four-and-a-half bathrooms, imbued with a timeless yet modern beauty and an authentic story of material and craftsmanship throughout. Beyond the formal entry foyer, with expansive 10'-6" coved ceilings that both absorb and reflect light, the luminous great room featuring a stunning stone fireplace, is encircled by generous windows that invite a balance of light and privacy, culminating in a subtle curve along the northwest corner that reveals stunning Manhattan views from this rare vantage point in Noho. Sliding glass doors open directly to the wraparound private terrace, where thoughtful plantings by Edmund Hollander create multiple living and dining spaces, lining the Noho skyline with a burst of lush nature.
7 Available Listings from $1.975M

845-United-Nations-Plaza-01 Trump World Tower via CityRealty
18 Available Listings from $1.2M

Top Contracts
20-East-End-Avenue-01 20 East End Avenue via The Corcoran Group
From the listing:
The stunning Robert A.M. Stern custom-designed penthouse at 20 East End Avenue boasts 360 degree views of the Manhattan skyline and the East River, up to 12' ceilings, and over 10,000 square feet of combined interior and exterior spaces created to live and entertain effortlessly. The five-bedroom, five-and-one-half bath full floor Penthouse residence offers a gracious floorplan of approximately 6,050 interior square feet and approximately 4,542 exterior square feet. Enter off the direct dual elevator foyer into the formal gallery and expansive corner living room, featuring a wood burning fireplace and north, south and east exposures, as well as direct access to the south-facing balcony. Connected through the elegant gallery, the formal dining room has west and south exposures and features both a terrace and a wood burning fireplace, perfect for entertaining in all seasons. The north wing accommodates the media room and four bedrooms.
3 Available Listings from $4.35M

292-Wet-4th-Street-01 292 West 4th Street via Sotheby's International Realty
From the listing:
Built in 1860, this extraordinary 20-foot-wide Italianate house has recently undergone an extensive renovation designed by Piet Boon. The delightfully serene interior represents a successful melding of restored original architectural details and exemplary contemporary finishes while the facade incorporates a stoop with wrought iron detailing. Notable features include high ceilings throughout, 6 wood-burning fireplaces and a parlor floor terrace. Plus there are two large rooftop terraces that incorporate a hot tub and outdoor shower and are separated by a glass solarium with views of the Empire State building. The parlor floor includes a living room and library with two gorgeous and original stone fireplaces that balance and focus this grand entertaining space. Beautiful herringbone hardwood floors further enhance these dramatic rooms and are continued throughout the house. The library enjoys three massive floor-to-ceiling French doors opening onto the terrace which allow for tremendous sun.

118-West-12th-Street-01 118 West 12th Street via Compass
From the listing:
This magnificent and rare 24' wide 1847 Greek Revival townhouse in the heart of the coveted Greenwich Village Historic District is situated on one the most prestigious tree-lined West Village streets, close to all the finest amenities the Village has to offer. The 4-story house is set back behind a deep front garden encircled by original ornamental ironwork, and enjoys a large, sunny south-facing rear garden and set-back terrace above. The eminent architectural historian, Andrew Scott Dolkart, considers it an authentic period masterpiece, embodying the finest architectural features and gracious elegance of its period -- "a rare commodity... that, through changing tastes and a succession of owners, retains its nineteenth-century character to an extremely high degree."

Restored to perfection for contemporary living, the house combines a sense of ease, comfort and radiant warmth with the highest level of aesthetic sensibility and period character. No expense has been spared in its restoration which includes state of the art water, heat/air, lighting and sound systems and a complete restoration of its exterior and interior architectural features. This house stands alone -- the definitive single-family home and the ultimate connoisseur's haven.

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