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Billionaires' Row towers had the top two sales by far. The top sale of the past week was a $17,357,000 three-bedroom in Central Park Tower, which was found to be New York's best-selling building of 2021. The second-highest contract took place at 220 Central Park South, where a two-bedroom home on the 25th floor closed for $14,494,650. The Real Deal identified the buyer as Robert Grossman, dean of New York University's Grossman School of Medicine, and notes that this sale brings 220 Central Park South to more than $3 billion in sales.
  • 215 condo, condop, and co-op apartment sales were recorded in Manhattan from December 19-25, 2021
  • The aggregate total of sales was $358,221,031
  • 108 condo closings came to a median price of $1.59 million ($1,525/ft2)
  • 103 co-op apartment sales came to a median price of $700K
217-West-57th-Street-01 View of Billionaires' Row from 825 Fifth Avenue
In spite of the Christmas holiday, it was a robust week for Manhattan luxury contracts: From December 20-26, a total of 42 contracts asking $4 million and up were signed at a total asking price sales volume of $368,532,000. This is the best Christmas week Olshan Realty's market report has recorded since it launched in 2006.
The 42 contracts comprised 28 condos, eight co-ops, and six townhouses. The top contract of the past week was a six-story, 9,251-square-foot Queen Anne-style townhouse at 248 Central Park West, asking $30,000,000. The townhouse dates back to 1887 and, following its purchase for $16,250,000 in 2019, underwent a high-end renovation. It now features state-of-the-art infrastructure, high-end appliances in the kitchen, spa-like comforts in every bath, and cellar-level wellness center with heated lap pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, and steam/massage shower.

The top apartment contract and second-highest of the week took place at 515 Park Avenue, where #38/39 entered contract asking $27,950,000. The 4-bedroom, 4.5-bath duplex unit was sold with two guest apartments on the third floor of the building. The buyer was not identified; nor was the seller, but the market report notes that they paid $18.75 million for the apartment and guest units in 2005.

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217-West-57th-Street-01 All images of Central Park Tower via Extell
Central Park Tower
Billionaires Row supertalls
From the Listing:
This north, east, and south-facing, three-bedroom, three and one-half bathroom residence boasts expansive views of Central Park and Midtown from the corner living and dining rooms. Perfect for entertaining, the separate eat-in-kitchen features abundant space and light from floor-to-ceiling windows. Crafted by renowned Smallbone of Devizes, the gourmet kitchen includes premium Miele appliances. The gracious layout provides an oversized primary suite with corner south and east exposures, dual walk-in-closets, and a windowed primary bath framing picturesque city views.
11 Available Listings for Sale from $7.45M
2 Available Listings for Rent from $25,000/month

220-Central-Park-South-01 220 Central Park South

150-Charles-Street-01 All images of 150 Charles Street via Douglas Elliman
West Village condos
Village condos
From the Listing:
This expansive 3-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom end-unit with over 11-foot ceilings is laid out with 2,607 square feet of luxurious comfort in mind. A gracious entrance gallery, adorned with a coat closet and powder room, opens to a grand living/entertaining space. The dramatic full wall of northern-facing floor-to-ceiling casement windows provides enviable Hudson River views.

Whipping up refreshments for friends and family is a dream in the sophisticated custom Molteni kitchen complete with Alabama white marble counters, Lefroy Brooks fixtures, and Miele, Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances. The primary bedroom is a relaxing retreat overlooking the beautifully manicured gardens and filled with warm light through the southern-facing floor-to-ceiling windows.
3 Available Listings for Sale from $7.45M

173-Perry-Street-01 173 Perry Street via Douglas Elliman

169-Hudson-Street-01 All images of The Roebling Building via Douglas Elliman
Tribeca condo conversions
Tribeca condos
From the Listing:
Spanning over 3,700 square feet, Residence 6N is a tastefully designed three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom home, pulled straight from the pages of Architectural Digest. Recently renovated by renowned architectural firm Anik Pearson Architects in partnership with designer Jenny Vorhoff, the apartment is absolute unparalleled perfection. Fit for entertaining and everyday living, each room boasts grand scale, oversized windows, solid oak flooring, generous proportions, and refined finishes throughout.

Accessed via private keyed elevator, the unit opens into a gracious foyer and entry gallery. The expansive great room is splashed in sunlight throughout the day and features a wood burning fireplace. A beautiful Murano glass chandelier adorns the dining area, which can easily accommodate dinner parties for twelve without sacrifice.

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248-Central-Park-West-01 All images of 248 Central Park West via Corcoran
Upper West Side mansion
Central Park West townhouses
From the Listing:
One of only three remaining single-family homes on the Avenue, 248 Central Park West, a 20’ wide, Queen Anne mansion was built by developer, William Noble in 1887. This extraordinary 6-story single-family luxury residence’s grand scale is showcased by its nearly 10,000 interior SF, high ceilings (nearly 13’ on the parlor floor) as well as abundant, private outdoor space: 25’ landscaped garden, landscaped roof deck overlooking Central Park and four Juliet balconies. Superb natural light floods each floor through oversized windows and two skylights.

East-facing rooms showcase the beauty of Central Park with the top two floors clearing the treetops. An elevator services 6 floors and a sweeping staircase connects each level with a layout of 6 bedrooms (can accommodate up to 8), 7 full baths, 2 half baths, 5 decorative fireplaces and two floors of formal entertaining space plus a fully renovated 1,875 square foot wellness center on the cellar floor with 60’ heated lap pool, jacuzzi, Finnish sauna and hydrotherapy steam/massage shower. Every room throughout offers an unmatched elegance with stunning architectural elements and the finest of materials and finishes. This stunning townhome underwent ultra, high-end renovations over the past two years with design influenced by luxury custom appeal and by carefully selected eco-friendly, non-toxic materials.

515-Park-Avenue-01 All images of 515 Park Avenue via Frank Williams Architects and Douglas Elliman
515 Park Avenue views
Park Avenue condos
Upper East Side condos
From the Listing:
Stunning duplex comprised of the 38th and 39th floors at 515 Park Avenue, a white-glove full-service condominium. Spectacular City and Central Park views are enjoyed from all rooms with their oversized windows and soaring ceilings. The gracious floor plan is accessed through a private elevator landing which leads to the dramatic entry foyer and central gallery with its dramatic floating metal glass and wood staircase and the large corner living room with gas burning fireplace. This level also includes a grand formal dining room, beautiful library, kitchen and butler’s pantry.

The large kitchen features stainless steel appliances and a center island with oversized windowed breakfast area. There is also a powder room off the gallery on this floor. The upper floor has an oversized primary bedroom suite with breathtaking views, a huge walk-in closet and an oversized windowed spa-like primary bath with both a shower and tub. There are three additional bedrooms on the upper floor, each with en-suite bathrooms.
1 Available Listing for Sale for $33M

1059-Third-Avenue-01 All images of The Leyton via Brown Harris Stevens
Lenox Hill condos
Upper East Side condos
1059 Third Avenue
From the Listing:
This spectacular Penthouse boasts 3656 square feet of luxurious living complete with a 1756 square foot private terrace. The sprawling great room with dramatic 19'5' ceiling, dining area and elegant open kitchen showcase unparalleled birds-eye views of the iconic New York skyline and Central Park. Privately located on the second floor of this home is the primary bedroom suite flaunting 270-degree views of the East River and Queensboro Bridge and dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows.

In an era of luxury, Elena Frampton's interior creation gives way to the power of the unexpected. Tailored design is enriched with contrast and a layering of organic materials. A distinct spirit and style - together monumental, seductive and graciously proportioned with unparalleled, loft-like ceiling heights. Future-forward technology is woven throughout with high performance floor-to-ceiling windows, bespoke air systems and hydronic, radiant heated floors. Perfectly framed to inspire, the residences atop The Leyton offer the pinnacle of viewing pleasure. Glass corner living spaces, expansive windows and private outdoor terraces offer residents an unparalleled perspective above the Upper East Side. Northern and Western vistas capture the verdant green canopy of Central Park while Eastern views offer dramatic sunsets over the East River. By evening, lights glitter from the beaux-arts era Queensboro Bridge.
7 Available Listings for Sale from $2.3M

157-West-57th-Street-01 All images of One57 via Compass
Midtown West condos
Billionaires Row condos
One57 views
From the Listing:
Exquisitely designed by Jeffery Beers, residence 47C at the iconic One57 has 3,466 square feet of luxurious living space. Breathtaking panoramic views of Central Park with triple exposures capture city skylines showcased through grand 11’ floor-to-ceiling windows south, east and north.

As you enter the foyer with custom designed wood paneled walls the north facing window greets you with direct Central Park views and the iconic “Essex House” sign. The custom woodwork accents the spacious gallery that extends to the spectacular grand salon, which boasts continued sweeping views of Central Park and the city skyline. Iconic landmarks such as the Empire State Building and Chrysler Building are among the skyline views. An ideal setting for entertaining, this magnificent space is sun soaked with double corner exposures through gorgeous floor-to-ceiling windows. Adjacent to the grand salon is the windowed eat-in chef’s kitchen. The entry in this unit has been opened to allow for more open access to the entertaining areas, while retaining the ability to be closed for privacy with beautiful custom painted window-paned sliding doors.
10 Available Listings for Sale from $3.6M
4 Available Listings for Rent from $10,995/month

520-West-28th-Street-01 All images of 520 West 28th Street via Corcoran
High Line condos
West Chelsea condos
From the Listing:
Gracious in every way, this spectacular residence spans 4,217 square feet interior and 199 square feet exterior. Designed inside and out by Dame Zaha Hadid, it is at once a work of great artistic integrity, a grand entertaining space and a comfortable family home.

The key-locked elevator opens directly into a remarkable gallery to showcase an art collection. The enormous Great Room spans overlooks the High Line while the separate kitchen by Boffi with Gaggenau appliances flows into an ideal family room for casual entertaining and oversized balcony with views of the Empire State Building.
3 Available Listings for Sale from $4M

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