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Fifteen Hudson Yards via Corcoran Fifteen Hudson Yards via Corcoran
From July 11-17, a total of 377 condo, co-op, and condop sales were recorded in Manhattan with an aggregate total of $756,035,711. The 158 condo transactions came in at a median price of $1.9 million, or $1,592 per square foot. Six condop transactions closed at a median price of $1.01 million, and 186 co-op transactions were recorded at a median price of $880K.

These numbers come in shortly after a report from the Corcoran Group, which found that a total of 222 penthouses have gone into contract from January 1 to May 31, 2021. This is up 35 percent from the same period in 2019 (a more comparable year, as 2020 was affected by the pandemic), and the most on record since the brokerage started tracking penthouses in 2007. If this trend continues, Manhattan could see a record-breaking number of penthouse sales.

The report cited #PH88A at Fifteen Hudson Yards, which entered contract with an asking price of $29.5 million, as one of the highest-priced penthouse contracts of the year. It closed for $22,005,750, or a 25.4 percent discount, but was nevertheless the top sale of the past week. #PH20 at Beckford House, a new Yorkville condo with prewar design influences, was also among the top sales with a price of $15,250,000.
30-Park-Place-01 The Four Seasons Private Residences via Corcoran
After last week's dip below 30, a total of 33 luxury contracts were signed in Manhattan from July 12-18. Olshan Realty's market report gave the news and the total asking price sales volume of $326,427,000. The contracts comprised 23 condos, six co-ops, and four townhouses, one of which was owned by Pritzker Prize laureate I.M. Pei and entered contract with an asking price of $8 million.

Penthouse contracts showed no signs of slowing down last week, and downtown neighborhoods put on an especially strong showing: The top contract of the past week was a penthouse triplex asking $45 million at Tribeca's 67 Vestry Street, an Andy Warhol haunt turned luxury condominium. It was followed closely by a luxurious duplex penthouse at The Four Seasons Private Residences, which was asking $39.5 million. A little further uptown, a penthouse at 25 Bond Street entered contract with an asking price of $27.5 million.

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15-Hudson-Yards-01 All images of Fifteen Hudson Yards via Corcoran
From the listing:
Unobstructed 270-degree views span from the Hudson River, Statue of Liberty, Freedom Tower, East River Bridges, Manhattan Skyline, Empire State Building, to – on a clear day – the Atlantic Ocean, offering a dazzling sense of amazement at city lights, major landmarks, ever-changing light and delight at every sunrise and sunset.

Available for immediate move-in, Penthouse 88A is at once dramatic but also a warm, inviting home. Its centerpiece is a double-height living room with ceilings up to 26 feet (8 meters) high with a beautiful double-sided fireplace clad in angled Obsidian black slate. With interiors by renowned designer Joan Behnke & Associates, the penthouse is fully outfitted and featuring one-of-a-kind sculptural millwork, a custom Bulthaup kitchen, custom hardware, sculptural artwork, private internal elevator, and a package of speakers, window treatments and lighting throughout. The result is a home of profound tranquility in the sky.
18 Available Listings for sale from $1.95M
4 Available Listings for rent from $11,500

1040-Fifth-Avenue-01 1040 Fifth Avenue via CityRealty
2 Available Listings for sale from $3.65M

301-East-81st-Street-01 All images of Beckford House via Douglas Elliman
From the listing:
Unveiling Beckford House Penthouse 20, a gracious full-floor duplex spanning 5,383 square-foot features five bedrooms, six-and-a-half bathroom residence, with south, east, and west exposures, a 228 square-foot private terrace off the formal dining room, and a separate library.

A private elevator landing opens to a gracious entry foyer featuring striking herringbone flooring with an adjoining gallery. This full-floor residence pre-war nature takes full-flight with a spacious custom-designed Christopher Peacock kitchen with breakfast room, Statuary marble countertop and backsplash. The richly-appointed kitchen features a sophisticated all-purpose appliance suite including individual Sub-Zero refrigerator, freezer, wine refrigerator; Wolf six-burner gas range and griddle with a fully vented hood, built-in wall oven, microwave oven; and two Miele dishwashers. A Franke sink is equipped with Dornbracht polished chrome fittings and an Insinkerator garbage disposal.

An expansive corner living and dining room showcases prime west, south, and north city views, a spectacular fireplace, meticulous detailing by Studio Sofield, gracious ceiling heights, and rift and quarter-sawn 4-inch wide white oak flooring with herringbone pattern.
1 Available Listing for sale for $9.5M
2 Available Listings for rent from $9,000

3 Available Listings for sale from $11.75M

166-Duane-Street-01 Duane Park Lofts via CityRealty
166-Duane-Street-02 Interiors via Douglas Elliman
From the listing:
Straight from the pages of Elle Decor is this five-bedroom, four and a half-bath penthouse condominium with enormous private roof deck, open views, stunning light and twenty-four doorman. Enter into the great room through a forty foot entry gallery and take in the impressive scale while feeling a true sense of warmth and quality in the recently completed renovation of this elegant home. Soaring over the neighboring landmarked architecture, the spectacular corner living room has wonderful open views and is wrapped in light throughout the day from its southwest exposures and large windows.

Host dinner parties for twelve in your south-facing open dining area adjacent to the masterpiece kitchen. They say that kitchens are the heart of the home and this is no exception. Its expert design is evident from all angles from the endless marble counters, center island, stainless steel appliances including Sub-Zero side-by-side fridge and freezer, 48" Wolf range with grill and griddle, kitchen-aid dishwasher to custom cabinets, with endless storage. Continue on to the butler’s pantry, where you can quickly clean up from parties thanks to the Fischer & Paykal dual drawer dishwashers. This is where wine connoisseurs will be at home as we enter the 1,000-bottle climate controlled wine cellar.

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67-Vestry-Street-01 67 Vestry Street via VUW
From the listing:
This triplex penthouse unit has 6,207 square feet including 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and 3 powder rooms with 4 setback terraces totaling 1,875 square feet. The lower penthouse floor is set up as private bedrooms with an informal 37-foot great room and a fireplace plus a library. The upper level boasts an entertaining space with an expansive living room and dining room opening onto a large terrace facing west over the Hudson River. There is an eat-in kitchen with a dining terrace. The top floor has two roof terraces. The light-filled residence supports an indoor/outdoor lifestyle--all with views of the Hudson River, Statue of Liberty and sunset views. This is one of the last of Tribeca's waterfront properties.

30-Park-Place-02 Interiors via Compass
From the listing:
Impressively scaled windows facing North, West, and East frame breathtaking open panoramic views of Manhattan all day long from every room in this trophy penthouse designed by acclaimed interior designer Monique Gibson, certainly one of the most exceptional real estate moments in all of Manhattan. While the finish-out of this home is of a standard rarely found anywhere after an extensive multi-year gut renovation, it is the bones – the things you cannot replicate anywhere – that are of collector value.

The entry gallery immediately reveals the fine craftsmanship that permeates throughout this residence with chic terrazzo and hardwood flooring and custom limestone plaster walls. In front of you is the first glimpse of the breathtaking views North beyond the landscaped terrace, well past the Empire State building to midtown and further afar. The graciously scaled living room focuses on a gas-burning fireplace that has been clad in rounded marble slabs that extend to the ceiling, an impressive 12-foot height. This grand, yet humanly scaled space leads out onto the full-width loggia terrace that boasts a glass balustrade that allows usage all year round.
8 Available Listings for sale from $2.5M
2 Available Listings for rent from $4,500

220-Central-Park-South-01 All images of 220 Central Park South via Vornado Realty Trust
From the listing:
Perched on the 31st floor of the 70 story tower, this 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath (3,703 sqft.) residence is one of the most desirable lines in the building. Enjoy a grand living space with high ceilings, unobstructed views of Central Park and magnificent light with northern, western and southern exposures. The kitchen features a large white marble center-island and countertops, accented with glass and chrome cabinetry. Miele and Sub-Zero appliances throughout. Enjoy city and park views from the primary bedroom.

The suite consists of ample storage and a stunning en-suite bath clad in marble, Lefroy Brooks fixtures, a deep, oversized soaking tub, heated floors, steam shower, and water closet. Three additional bedrooms, each with an en-suite bath complete this grand, yet warm home. Additional residence features include, wide plank, American White Oak herringbone flooring throughout, recessed lighting, laundry room, powder room, and generous storage. This apartment comes with additional storage and a parking space.
1 Available Listing for rent for $85,000

25-Bond-Street-01 25 Bond Street via CityRealty
25-Bond-Street-01 Interiors via The Modlin Group
From the listing:
Stunningly imagined and meticulously realized, this sprawling 6,350-square-foot duplex features four bedrooms, four bathrooms and two powder rooms, a spacious home office suite as well as 2,450 square feet of private terraces. The epitome of discerning taste, this home looks over the chic NoHo cobblestone streets and boasts panoramic views of the iconic Manhattan skyline.

A keyed-elevator opens into an enormous north-facing 44-foot-long great room with 11-foot ceiling heights and a sliding window wall that opens to a 550-square foot terrace. Ideal for entertaining, this penthouse features 4 wood-burning fireplaces and gleaming hardwood flooring throughout. The Bulthaup designed chef’s kitchen spares nothing: it includes Sub-Zero refrigerators, icemaker and a commercial-sized wine cooler, Fisher-Paykel dishwashers, a Miele cooktop and wall oven, a built-in espresso coffee maker and a walk-in pantry. Finishings include stainless steel countertops and a 20-foot long wood block breakfast counter, as well as a custom-fitted walk-in pantry and mudroom. The adjacent dining room faces south through a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows, and there is also a spacious guest suite/home office.

1228-Madison-Avenue-01 All images of 1228 Madison Avenue via Corcoran
From the listing:
The eleventh floor at 1228 Madison Avenue is a 4 bedroom/4.5 bath full-floor home, spanning 3,523 square feet with north, east, south and west exposures, and views of Central Park and the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir. The elegant elevator vestibule leads to the dramatic 8’ white oak entry door, and opens into an entry foyer with custom stained white oak floor in a chevron pattern. The chevron pattern continues through the living spaces of the residence, leading to the gracious corner great room, bathed in natural light from oversized windows that look out onto Central Park. The sunny eat-in kitchen features white matte lacquer Molteni cabinetry with white oak tambour detail, and honed Calacatta Estremoz slab countertops, backsplash and island with seating for four, as well as a full-height pantry. The kitchen is fully-equipped with a Lacanche 7-burner range, a suite of Wolf, Miele and Sub-Zero appliances, and a wine refrigerator.
2 Available Listings for sale from $8.05M

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