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29 Beekman Place, #TH (Brown Harris Stevens); Princess Ashraf Pahlavi (Bellavista -, Public Domain, 29 Beekman Place, #TH (Brown Harris Stevens); Princess Ashraf Pahlavi (Bellavista -, Public Domain,
Manhattan Sales:

  • For the week ending October 13, 2023, $352,831,154 worth of transactions across 250 condo, condop, and cooperative deals were recorded
  • 82 condo sales came to an aggregate price of $162,323,220
  • Seven condop sales came to an aggregate price of $13,684,095
  • 161 co-op sales came to an aggregate price of $175,473,839

Corner living room with terrace access Superior Ink, #7C (The Corcoran Group)
The business week ending October 13, 2023 was abbreviated due to the federal holiday on Monday, but the Manhattan residential real estate market remained busy. The top apartment sale was a five-bedroom condo with a large private terrace at the Robert A.M. Stern-designed Superior Ink that closed for $16,375,000, or slightly below the $19 million asking price when it entered contract in summer 2023. However, public records indicate that the seller, British business executive Rodney Aldridge, nevertheless made a profit, having bought the apartment for just over $14 million in 2009.
Robert A.M. Stern Architects is the designer of some of today's most in-demand luxury condominiums, but Old World elegance has not been forgotten. The week's second-highest sale and top co-op sale took place at the Rosario Candela-designed One Sutton Place South, where Residence #6A sold for $9,999,999. The seller of the five-bedroom, six and a half-bath spread is listed as a trust linked to private equity executive John Vogelstein.
29 Beekman Place
Also of note last week, public records indicate that a few short months after it was relisted for an even $36 million, the townhouse at 29 Beekman Place has sold for $27,500,000. Media executive and CBS founder William Paley built the 12,230-square-foot townhouse for his family in 1934; decades later, Princess Ashraf Pahlavi, twin sister to the last Shah of Iran, bought the townhouse after leaving her home country in 1980 during the Iranian Revolution. The Real Deal announced the latest sale and reported that it was sold to the United Kingdom’s secretary of state for foreign, commonwealth and development affairs. The seller, identified only through an LLC, paid $11.5 million for it in 2020.

400 West 12th Street Superior Ink (Compass)
Corner living room with terrace access and river views Superior Ink, #7C (The Corcoran Group)
Kitchen with breakfast bar
Private terrace overlooking the Hudson River
From the Listing:
A rare opportunity to own a trophy West Village condo residence with private outdoor space and unobstructed views of the Hudson River. This five-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bathroom home offers approximately 4,116 square feet of interior space, over 440 square feet of private outdoor space and was designed with a gracious open floor plan for the modern luxury lifestyle. Arriving home in the large foyer, step into the corner great room with breathtaking views to the west over Hudson River Park and north to Little Island.

The Western facing great room is perfect for everyday living and entertaining alike. The beautiful open chef’s kitchen is complete with a full suite of stainless-steel Viking and Sub-Zero appliances. Custom designed Wenge cabinetry and distinctive white quartzite countertops are complimented by two dishwashers and a wine cooler. Off the kitchen there is an oversized dining area as well as a den, both perfect to accommodate large parties.
3 Available Listings for Sale from $2,495,000

1 Sutton Place South One Sutton Place South (Brown Harris Stevens)
Corner living room with fireplace and river views One Sutton Place South, #6A (Sotheby's International Realty)
Entrance foyer with access to entertaining rooms
East River and 59th Street Bridge views
From the Listing:
Located in the prestigious and picturesque One Sutton Place South, this magnificent apartment boasts shimmering East River views, soaringly high ceilings, and impressive proportions. Master architect Rosario Candela’s elaborate design for this exceptionally gracious prewar cooperative features a grand triple-arched recessed porte-cochère and a tiered riverfront private garden. It is one of New York City’s most celebrated and sought-after addresses.

A private elevator landing accesses the expansive marble-floored gallery, from which flow all the grandly-scaled entertainment rooms. The sun-flooded corner living room has a wood-burning fireplace and opens to the stately dining room, both of which have spectacular East River and bridge views. Currently configured as a sun-filled primary bedroom with a very ample walk-in closet and ensuite bathroom, the very large library also has sparkling river views. These rooms all share a sense of monumental proportion and glorious light. Also nearby is a handsome sitting room and a marvelous, wood-paneled library, which share a full bathroom. From the gallery, a powder room and a coat closet are conveniently accessible.
4 Available Listings for Sale from $5,775,000

240 Park Avenue South 240 Park Avenue South (CityRealty)
4 Available Listings for Sale from $3,995,000

885 Park Avenue entrance 885 Park Avenue, #6C (Sotheby's International Realty)
Living room with beamed ceiling and fireplace
Entrance foyer with gallery walls
Windowed kitchen with center island
From the Listing:
This stately and graciously proportioned renovated home is the ultimate in elegant living. Enter through the spacious 34’9" gallery to the light filled living room overlooking the picturesque townhomes of 78th Street. This magnificent room boasts soaring ceilings, a wood-burning fireplace and is grand enough for multiple seating areas and a piano. Also, off the dramatic gallery, an elegant library with custom book shelves (which could also serve as a fourth bedroom) provides the perfect home office for modern living. Lastly, the formal dining room with stately proportions completes this impressive entertaining space.

The private bedroom wing features a luxurious primary suite with a large walk-in dressing area, plus two additional closets, along with a renovated marble bathroom including radiant floor heating. Two additional light filled bedrooms with separate bathrooms and abundant closets complete this private wing.
1 Available Listing for Sale for $32,000,000

1150 Fifth Avenue 1150 Fifth Avenue, #11B (The Corcoran Group)
Living room with fireplace and Central Park views
Windowed eat-in kitchen
Central Park and Central Park West skyline
From the Listing:
Originally a classic 9-room home, this beautifully renovated, grand, and elegant, corner 8-room home located in the heart of Carnegie Hill features spectacular panoramic views of Central Park high above the trees through oversized windows and from two exposures. One of the most sought-after vantage points in the city, the views are extraordinary. Stunning light fills the home and superb sunsets are guaranteed! Located on the Upper East Side’s ‘Gold Coast’, in one of Fifth Avenue’s highly regarded white-glove coops, this gracious, mint home is surrounded by some of the best dining, shopping, museums and conveniences the city has to offer.

Expansive and full of light, the well-planned layout presents a nearly 60’ formal entertaining expanse with an oversized living room, formal dining room, a corner library/study or fourth bedroom with full bath, an expanded, gourmet eat-in kitchen and grand entry gallery. There are 3 spacious bedrooms (easily can be 4-5), 5 full baths and a windowed staff room with an adjoining laundry room. It has a wonderful flow for large-scale entertaining while providing separate private living space. Multiple entertainment rooms including a library ‘suite’ and a large staff room offer substantial flexibility for living with plentiful guest suite and work from home options.
1 Available Listing for Sale for $6,743,250

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