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129 East 73rd Street, the past week's top contract (Modlin Group LLC) 129 East 73rd Street, the past week's top contract (Modlin Group LLC)
From July 17-23, 2023, the top contract recorded by Olshan Realty's market report was a townhouse at 129 East 73rd Street asking $27,500,000. The Neo-Italian Renaissance-style house dates back to 1907 and underwent an extensive renovation in 2005, but its appearance in the 2006 film adaptation of The Devil Wears Prada that brought it to prominence. As Curbed observed when the townhouse listed in May 2023, the foyer and stairwell look largely the same as they did in the movie. Features not seen onscreen include a formal dining room with terrace access, a full-floor primary suite, and a custom-built basketball court on the top floor.
The Upper East Side townhouse had the top contract by a comfortable margin: It was trailed by 326 West 80th Street, a beautifully restored Upper West Side townhouse asking $13,995,000. Original architectural details have been restored, and state-of-the-art enhancements include a Savant home automation system, a Séura television mirror in the living room, a media room with a video wall, a climate-controlled wine room in the basement, and a landscaped roof terrace with built-in speakers and fire pit.
415 East 50th Street 415 East 50th Street (The Corcoran Group) and Julie Harris (Press photo - ebay, Public Domain,
Also last week, the townhouse at 415 East 50th Street found a buyer with an asking price of $6,750,000. The house dates back to the turn of the 20th century; since then, it has undergone a full infrastructure update, including heated wiring on the roof to prevent ice and snow damage; however, none of this comes at the expense of its original design. The listing notes that stage and screen actress Julie Harris once lived there; the most recent buyer has not been identified, and public records list the seller as George Blake Cabot.

129-East-73rd-Street-01 129 East 73rd Street, #TH (Modlin Group LLC)
Grand entrance foyer with chandelier and fireplace
Living room with arched windows, fireplace, and built-in bookshelves
Basketball court with skylight
From the Listing:
This 22-foot wide, Neo-Italian Renaissance-style limestone and marble townhouse features approximately 12,000 square feet amid six stories with several outdoor spaces. Built in 1907 and renovated in 2005, its original details have been carefully honored with thoughtful woodworking and gracious architecture and interior design by Diamond Barrata, as well as refined contracting by Simply Elegant. The façade of this residence is marked by a central double door with a guilloche enframement, as well as an arched parlor floor loggia that frames three sets of French doors. Upon entry, a formal gallery features a marble fireplace, casual seating area, and a Murano chandelier.

A spacious corridor includes a powder room and two sizeable coat closets and leads to a den wrapped in figured Anigre wood paneling. The eat-in kitchen features premium appliances from Sub-Zero and Viking, with a gingham-pattern marble floor underfoot. Industrial lights from the 1930s hang from a pressed tin ceiling over Carrara marble and stainless steel countertops. The kitchen has a dedicated breakfast area with a skylight above and is accented by a discreet powder room.

326-West-80th-Street-01 326 West 80th Street, #TH (Sotheby's International Realty)
Living room with fireplace
Chef's kitchen with garden access
Media room with video wall
Roof terrace with city views
From the Listing:
A Steven Harris Architects & Rees Roberts + Partners gut-renovation restored original details conceived by illustrious 19th-century architect Clarence True. A residence of uncommon sophistication & style, it is beautifully located just off Riverside Drive, across from Riverside Park. Flooded with inspiring southern light thanks to a rear façade clad in steel casement windows, the ~9,000-square-foot interior has 6 stories, 6 fireplaces, 4 to 6 bedrooms, and 4 outdoor spaces. A richness of detail and variety of textures and hues, with restored original woodwork, wainscoting and stained-glass windows harmonizes with custom contemporary elements. A smart home, it is equipped with a Savant automated system for shades, lighting, security and AV, including invisible speakers throughout and hi-fidelity components designed for the consummate audiophile.

An elevator services cellar to fifth floor. Enter through the double glass doors to a gallery with stone fireplace, stately oak wainscoting, limestone flooring and rear façade of steel-framed casement windows. Here is a powder room with a beautiful restored stained-glass window, bedroom suite, mudroom entrance and significant closet space. Beside the full-height of rear windows begins a stairway with an eye-catching forged-iron railing. The living room features smoked oak floors in a herringbone-pattern (which run throughout the home), marble-surround fireplace, Juliet balcony, and 55-inch LCD-enhanced Séura television mirror.

200-Amsterdam-Avenue-01 200 Amsterdam Avenue, #36A (Brown Harris Stevens)
Living/dining room with kitchen access
Windowed kitchen with center island
Windowed primary bath with separate soaking tub
From the Listing:
Accessed via a semi-private landing this expansive 3,188-square-foot, four-bedroom, four and a half-bath condominium has a versatile layout and spectacular views of Central Park, Midtown and the Hudson River. The foyer leads to an impressive 19’8" x 33’3" corner living and dining area with 10’7" ceilings, French White Oak floors in a chevron pattern and soaring, floor to ceiling windows which frame cinematic views. Innovative sliding glass panels allow for the option to have either an open or closed kitchen.

Located on the southwest corner of the unit, this spacious and airy eat-in kitchen is truly an extension of the home’s living area. The Calacatta marble center island provides seating for four and abundant work space and storage. State-of-the-art appliances include integrated, oak paneled Sub-Zero refrigerator, freezer and wine chiller, a 48" Wolf Dual Fuel Range and a Miele speed oven and warming drawer. A separate wet bar contains a sink, dishwasher, and refrigerator drawers.
16 Available Listings for Sale from $5,350,000

737-Park-Avenue-01 737 Park Avenue, #16E (Serhant LLC)
Living room with beamed ceiling
Dining area with access to chef's kitchen
Primary bedroom with terrace access
From the Listing:
Residence 16E is a grand four bedroom, four-and-a-half bathroom home (plus study), spanning 3,845 square feet inside with a 365-square-foot terrace, boasting triple exposures on a high floor at the prestigious 737 Park Avenue. A private elevator landing opens directly onto this beautifully sunlit triple-mint home with brand new white-oak floors, high ceilings and impeccable finishes throughout. A gorgeous built-in bookshelf separates the foyer from the magnificent Great Room where tons of natural light spill in from the many large southwest facing windows lining the entire wall. The seller has made meticulous upgrades by moving the HVAC to open up the ceilings and designing/ installing the highest quality built-ins throughout the home. Adjoining the living room, the beautiful windowed Varenna eat-in kitchen has the finest imported marble floors, countertops and backsplash, glass and aluminum cabinets, Franke sinks and faucets, and top-of-the-line Miele appliances. The expansive center island faces the Great Room, providing the perfect place to converse while entertaining as well as for prepping meals.
1 Available Listing for Sale for $4,000,000
1 Available Listing for Rent for $16,500/month

795-Fifth-Avenue-01 The Pierre, #1902 (Engel & Volkers)
Corner living room with fireplace and Central Park views
Gracious entrance foyer
Corner primary bedroom with Central Park views
From the Listing:
This beautifully updated six-room apartment in The Pierre is the epitome of sophisticated entertaining and opulent living. The apartment boasts nearly 70 feet of frontage overlooking Central Park, three exposures, and soaring 10’+ ceilings, creating an unparalleled sense of grandeur and elegance. Upon entering through the grand double doors, you are greeted by a spacious entry hall leading to the corner living room, which offers breathtaking views of Central Park and Grand Army Plaza through four oversized windows. Adjacent to the living room is a library or bedroom with two more oversized windows overlooking the park. Designed for ultimate privacy, a large gallery off the entry hall leads to a full bath that doubles as a powder room for guests and grants access to the private primary suite hall.

The magnificent corner primary suite faces north and west, offering spectacular views of Central Park, while a windowed dressing room with custom closets leads to an elegant marble primary bathroom with double sinks and a large shower. The private guest suite, located at the opposite end of the apartment, boasts a large corner bedroom with direct park views to the west and city views to the south, a sitting room with open southern exposures, and an en-suite bathroom. With its own entrance from the public hallway, the guest suite affords ultimate privacy. The newly updated kitchen features top-of-the-line appliances and its own entrance from the hall, making entertaining a breeze.
4 Available Listings for Sale from $1,775,000

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