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The Harlem House (The Corcoran Group); Nina Persson (By 13bobby -[dead link], CC BY 2.0, The Harlem House (The Corcoran Group); Nina Persson (By 13bobby -[dead link], CC BY 2.0,
There is no question that a famous name can work wonders to draw attention to a real estate listing. However, this does not always translate to quick sales. Moreover, The Wall Street Journal noted that in the age of social media and Google Maps, it is easier than ever for fans to find famous addresses; while this can make for fun photo ops for passers-by, it can make a home that is supposed to be a sanctuary feel a little less relaxing.

Apartment buildings offer something of a buffer, but famous townhouses are more exposed for fans and owners alike. One example is 1989 Madison Avenue, also known as "the Harlem House." Not only was it previously owned by The Cardigans lead singer Nina Persson, but her gut renovation of the house has been featured in design magazines. It was originally listed for $3,495,000, but has been reduced to $2,500,000.

The Harlem House is one of 167 sales listings throughout New York that experienced price reductions from August 30 - September 5, 2023. A selection of notable listings may be found below. Please be advised that all quoted figures reflect cumulative price cuts as opposed to the most recent reductions.

246-Spring-Street-01 The Dominick/ #4103/4104 (Compass)
Study with city views
Windowed primary bath
From the Listing: This fully furnished double studio condo/hotel unit offers the ideal mix between personal use and an investment, as the hotel rents and manages the unit entirely, and the unit owner has the option to utilize it for 120 days per year. When you are not using the unit, this unit can generate income, which is a perfect way to take advantage of all that New York has to offer with a pied-a-terre that helps pay for itself. This generous floor plan offers floor-to-ceiling windows and is elegantly furnished with a luxurious king-sized bed, with leather headboard. The windowed bathroom is wrapped in Italian marble, has a custom vanity, glass-enclosed shower and beautiful soaking tub with unobstructed views. The open kitchenette is equipped with Sub-Zero refrigerator, wine cooler, full-service breakfast bar, custom cabinetry with ebony doors. See floor plan and full details here.

730-Park-Avenue-01 730 Park Avenue, #8C (Brown Harris Stevens)
Entrance gallery with marble floors
Windowed kitchen with center island
From the Listing: Live your dream in this tailor-made, grand scale home that accommodates gracious living and entertaining while offering an abundance of wall space for art. Your private elevator vestibule opens into a massive gallery clad in marble that leads to all formal / entertaining rooms. The 27’ x 19’ corner living room with north and west exposures has a wood-burning fireplace and partial Central Park views along with fine prewar details and flows gracefully into the beautiful wood paneled library with a wood burning fireplace and built-in media center. A generously proportioned formal dining room easily accommodates twenty of your closest friends. It connects directly to the butler’s pantry and large windowed chef’s kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances that any discerning chef will appreciate. See floor plan and full details here.

1-Central-Park-West-01 One Central Park West, #1712 (Compass)
Gallery with kitchenette leading to bedroom
Primary bath
From the Listing: The luxurious suite features floor-to-ceiling windows with gorgeous views of Central Park and the city. Enjoy the fully-equipped European-style kitchen, entertainment center with flat-screen TV, and over-sized desk for work. The bathroom features an entire marble bathroom with shower and private jacuzzi. Trump International Hotel and Tower at One Central Park West is a five star condominium hotel with white glove service that includes 24-hour concierge, doormen and porters, 6,000-square-foot health and fitness spa including 55-foot indoor lap pool, steam rooms, saunas, massage spa treatments, personal trainers, business center with private conference rooms, award-winning Michelin-star Jean Georges and Bistro Nougatine Restaurants, and an on-site garage with valet parking. See floor plan and full details here.

5-East-75th-Street-01 5 East 75th Street, #6 (Compass)
Windowed kitchen
Private terrace
From the Listing: This rare gem beautifully combines elegance and charm, and is truly unlike any other. The ceilings are high at 13’ and the charm level is even higher. The living room is lovely and quite grand with its detailed hardwood floors, original moldings, wood burning fireplace and possibly most importantly, its windowed French doors that lead to a private and luxurious terrace. This back facing terrace can be a private garden and a bit of respite from the city. The quiet bedroom suite has wonderful light through its oversized windows and is dripping with pre-war details including a second wood burning fireplace, wooden window shutters and a unique dressing area with stunning millwork. See floor plan and full details here.

1989-Madison-Avenue-01 The Harlem House, #TH (The Corcoran Group)
Kitchen with center island
Private garden
1989 Madison Avenue
From the Listing: Truly one-of-a-kind designer property located at 1989 Madison Avenue was recently published in Elle Decor Magazine with over 4,200 square feet of living space and 700 square feet of outdoor space. This two-unit townhouse has been completely and masterfully renovated with the utmost attention to detail and the finest finishes. Unit 1 includes a 2-3 bedroom duplex with 2 baths, private outdoor space, and a terrace off the primary bedroom. Unit 2 includes a private stoop entrance with a beautifully restored original staircase and herringbone floors. See floor plan and full details here.

330-East-38th-Street-01 The Corinthian, #23OP (Compass)
Bedroom with curved window
Private balcony with city views
From the Listing: These gorgeous oversized combination homes at the Corinthian are always in demand with generous open plans and sprawling rooms. The living room and primary bedroom is crowned with the signature curved Corinthian windows leading to stunning and iconic views. The Corinthian is a luxury doorman condo building with 17,000-square-foot state-of-the-art gym and health club, 50-foot glass enclosed year round pool and a sundeck, landscaped, outdoor jogging track, steam room, sauna, golf simulator, yoga/fitness classes and studio, children’s playroom and outdoor playground, lounges with wi-fi and private terrace, 28,000-square-foot outer deck space with private outdoor running track. See floor plan and full details here.

50-Pine-Street-01 50 Pine Street, #2 (Douglas Elliman)
Kitchen with center island
Home office area
From the Listing: Classic 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom full-floor loft with soaring 12’+ ceilings and an abundance of prewar details. Currently configured as a live/work space, this expansive loft offers endless possibilities with its north, south, and east-facing windows and the absence of interior structural walls, allowing for design flexibility. The building offers a part-time doorman, a video intercom security system for added safety, and a daily visiting superintendent. See floor plan and full details here.

41-West-87th-Street-01 41 West 87th Street, #TH (Douglas Elliman)
Kitchen with center island
Private garden
41 West 87th Street
From the Listing: Originally designed and built in 1896 by architect Theodore E. Thomson in Romanesque-style, the home’s beautiful brownstone facade, new L-shaped stoop, wide-plank Kentucky Pine hardwood flooring, and four working gas fireplaces with original antique mantels that have been lovingly restored to their original grandeur. Elegantly reimagined in 2019 and with a focus on being environmentally friendly, this home is outfitted with the highest quality renewable finishes energy-efficient appliances including a cutting-edge multi-zone HVAC system, triple paned windows, LED lighting, close cell spray foam insulation on all exterior walls, repurposed brick patio in the garden and efficient hot water and high-end water pressure pump system. See floor plan and full details here.

241-West-4th-Street-01 241 West 4th Street, #TH (Sotheby's International Realty)
Kitchenette area
Bedroom with detailed ceiling
241 West 4th Street
From the Listing: This extraordinary West Village townhouse presents the perfect opportunity to create an exceptional single-family home or maintain its current configuration as an investment property. Located on one of the West Village’s most coveted blocks, 241 West 4th Street offers grand proportions spanning over 5,000 square feet (not including the basement) with additional FAR. This four-story home currently offers six free market apartments, a unique opportunity for an investor, especially in the current rental market. Built in 1828, the kitchen and bathrooms in each apartment have been renovated for modern living yet retain timeless features such as fireplaces, high ceilings and elegant architectural details. In addition, the home boasts a beautiful garden along with additional terraces, creating the perfect oasis for city living. See floor plan and full details here.

935-Park-Avenue-01 935 Park Avenue, #10A (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Formal dining room with herringbone floors
Study with fireplace and paneled walls
From the Listing: Reimagine this rarely available, nine room apartment which is perched high above Park Avenue in the highly desirable Lenox Hill neighborhood. Entry is through a gracious gallery which leads to a spacious and sophisticated living room with a double-sided, working fireplace. The paneled library adjoins the living room and shares the fireplace. A large dining room sits side by side with the living room creating an ideal layout for formal or casual entertaining. Adjacent to the dining room, is an eat-in, windowed kitchen that awaits the beautiful finishes of your dreams. Flooded with natural light, this apartment enjoys high beamed ceilings, abundant storage, four exposures and open city views. Bring your imagination and your architect to see this expansive nine-room residence. See floor plan and full details here.

755-Park-Avenue-01 755 Park Avenue, #12A (Compass)
Entrance gallery
Blue-paneled study
From the Listing: No expense has been spared in the meticulous and stunning design of apartment 12A at 755 Park Avenue. The originally nine room apartment turned into eight has been executed by the masterful Vicente Wolf, where no stone was left unturned or detail left overlooked. Upon entering the home, you will be immediately taken by the bright and gorgeous gallery. This inviting space provides easy access to the bedroom wing, the library, living, and powder rooms The breathtaking living room with 10’ ceilings and oversized windows flows naturally into a dining room that is made for entertaining. The open and windowed chef’s kitchen is outfitted with all top-of-the-line appliances including dual Miele dishwashers, and Viking range. The bedroom wing of the apartment along Park Avenue provides the utmost privacy from the common areas of the home. See floor plan and full details here.

2630-Kingsbridge-Terrace-01 2630 Kingsbridge Terrace, #3N (Douglas Elliman)
Open, windowed kitchen with stainless steel appliances
From the Listing: Large fully renovated one bedroom is a corner unit with excellent light and in a quiet location. The open living room space was created by removing kitchen and entryway walls and expanding the modern kitchen to the length of the back wall. Stainless steel appliances feature Frigidaire Gallery range, microwave, and dish washer plus a Bosch refrigerator. The brand new renovated windowed bathroom is only a month old and is styled in classic white and black tiles with a high quality sink and faucets, beautifully patterned floor, and up-to-date light fixtures. All utilities are included in the maintenance. See floor plan and full details here.

115-Central-Park-West-01 The Majestic, #15H (The Corcoran Group)
Dining area with peek at kitchen
Bedroom with crown moldings
From the Listing: Grand classic six at the Majestic with beautiful views of Central Park and The Dakota’s iconic facade! This rarely available H line has a gracious entrance foyer connecting the spacious living room and large formal dining room, allowing perfect flow for entertaining. The living room has ample space to accommodate multiple seating arrangements and a grand piano. The bedroom wing has a large primary bedroom suite overlooking the roof and facade of the Dakota to the Park. Original moldings, floors and other Art Deco details have been preserved throughout. See floor plan and full details here.

181-East-90th-Street-01 The Metropolitan, #31B (The Corcoran Group)
Windowed kitchen with dining area
Private terrace
From the Listing: Located on the 31st floor of Carnegie Hill's iconic Philip Johnson-designed condominium, this 2,500-square-foot, three bed, three-bath home with private terrace has sweeping views of the city from every room. A gracious entry foyer leads into a dramatic living room with 10’5" ceilings. Fourteen wrap-around windows flood the room with light and give breathtaking views over Central Park, the reservoir and as far as Long Island and New Jersey. Off the living room is a functionally-designed eat-in kitchen with high-end appliances, center island and a washer/dryer. The 550-square-foot planted terrace is a Zen garden in the sky that can be accessed from the living room as well as the primary bedroom. See floor plan and full details here.

2000-Broadway-01 The Copley, #6F (Douglas Elliman)
Kitchen with spacious countertops
Bedroom with large window
From the Listing: Sun-drenched massive one-bedroom condo includes a living room large enough for a dining area, a high-end kitchen renovation with granite countertops, Sub-Zero refrigerator, Bosch dishwasher, Gallery professional stove and microwave, a marble bathroom and excellent closet space, and oversized windows. The full-service building is one block from Lincoln Center and next to Central Park and all transportation. A large storage unit is also included at no extra cost. See floor plan and full details here.

1623-Third-Avenue-01 Yorkville Tower 1, #21B (The Corcoran Group)
From the Listing: Beautiful and bright large studio with separate bedroom area and dressing room, full-size kitchen with stainless steel appliances, and new hardwood floors with baseboard throughout. Bedroom included, brand-new full-size bed, night stand and brand new 32" LCD TV. All utilities included. See floor plan and full details here.

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