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Views of Billionaires' Row and the Upper East Side, home of the past week's top sales Views of Billionaires' Row and the Upper East Side, home of the past week's top sales
Manhattan Sales:

  • From June 19-25, 2022, $770,611,762 worth of transactions across 291 condo, condop, and cooperative deals were recorded
  • 110 condo sales came to a median price of $1,950,000 ($1,890 per square foot)
  • Eight condop sales came to a median price of $745,000
  • 173 co-op sales came to a median price of $1,375,000

217-West-57th-Street-01 Central Park Tower #123, the past week's top sale (Extell)
Central Park Tower was the second-best-selling building of the first quarter of 2022, and it continues to put up impressive numbers as home of the past week's top sale: a full-floor home near the top of the building that closed for $48,489,875 ($6,855 per square foot). This represents a 26.3% reduction from the last asking price of $65,750,000, but was nevertheless the top sale by far and came in above the $46,958,750 apartment two stories up that was the top sale of Q1 2022. Several stories down, another unit in the building closed for $11,742,875, or just outside the past week's top five sales.
A few blocks south, the second-highest sale took place at the Jean Nouvel-designed 53W53, where a two-bedroom penthouse with direct elevator access closed for $24,995,000. The Wall Street Journal identified the buyer as Alex Blavatnik, brother of industrialist Leonard "Len" Blavatnik and vice chairman at Access Industries, an industrial group with investments in Warner Music Group, AI Film, power company Calpine, and sports streaming service DAZN, among others.
For all the successes of the stratospheric new Midtown towers, the prewar-inspired buildings on the Upper East Side are still putting up impressive numbers. There was a total of $54,975,000 across three sales at the Robert A.M. Stern-designed 1228 Madison Avenue, among which was a massive triplex penthouse that sold for $24,750,000. When it entered contract in December 2020, the buyer was identified only as a New York family. A duplex penthouse directly below it, which closed for $19,725,000, and a $22,000,000 penthouse a few blocks down at The Benson round out the top five sales.

Top Sales
217-West-57th-Street-01 Central Park Tower, #123 (Extell)
From the Listing:
This expansive north, south, east, and west-facing five-bedroom, five-and-one-half-bathroom residence boasts limitless views of Central Park, the Manhattan skyline, Hudson and East Rivers, and beyond from an elevation of nearly 1,300 feet. Over 11’ tall floor-to-ceiling windows provide for an abundance of light throughout. A private foyer leads to a formal reception gallery, providing the perfect entry to the gracious grand salon featuring triple exposures. An oversized, gourmet eat-in-kitchen boasts corner views through floor-to-ceiling windows, custom cabinetry by Smallbone of Devizes, and premium Miele appliances. The primary suite encompasses the entire western wing of this residence and features a formal sitting room, oversized bathroom with dual features. Enjoy picturesque sunrises, sunsets, and endless views from this residence.
13 Available Listings for Sale from $7,750,000
3 Available Listings for Rent from $25,000/month

53-West-53rd-Street-01 53W53 (Giles Ashford)
53-West-53rd-Street-02 53W53, #PH75 (Douglas Elliman)
From the Listing:
Comprising the entire 75th floor at 53 West 53, this grand 4,599 square feet Penthouse residence features two bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, and north-, south-, east-, and west-facing exposures that span across Central Park, the Hudson River, East River, city skyline, and beyond. Gracious proportions, magnificent details, and ceilings that range up to approximately 11 feet set the awe-inspiring stage for world-renowned designer Thierry Despont's masterfully conceived interiors. Bespoke detailing typically reserved for privately commissioned homes abounds, while a rich yet soft palette of museum-quality finishes imbues each space with both modern glamour and timeless elegance.
19 Available Listings for Sale from $2,899,000

1228-Madison-Avenue-01 1228 Madison Avenue (Corcoran)
From the Listing:
The duplex penthouse is being combined with the full-floor unit below to create a triplex penthouse. The Penthouse at 1228 Madison Avenue is a 3-bedroom/3.5-bath duplex home with six terraces, spanning 3,568 interior sq. ft. and 1,016 exterior square feet with north, east, south and west exposures on both levels offering uninterrupted views of Central Park and the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir as well as the Midtown skyline. The Sixteenth Floor at 1228 Madison Avenue is a 2-bedroom/2.5-bath full-floor home with two terraces and breathtaking views of Central Park, the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, and the iconic Central Park West skyline.
4 Available Listings for Sale from $8,050,000

1045-Madison-Avenue-01 The Benson (CityRealty)
1045-Madison-Avenue-02 The Benson, #PHC (Hayes Davidson)
From the Listing:
Corner penthouse duplex with 3 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms perched above the new Benson condo. The unit has 3,780 square feet and 3 terraces that total 676 square feet. Downstairs is a living room with a fireplace, formal dining room, eat-in kitchen and a powder room. There are terraces off the living room and eat-in kitchen. Upstairs is 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The primary bedroom opens onto a 10' x 21' terrace.
1 Available Listing for Sale for $33,500,000

From the Listing:
The Duplex Penthouse at 1228 Madison Avenue is a 6+ bedroom home with breathtaking uninterrupted views of Central Park and the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir as well as the Midtown skyline. This 6,566-square-foot residence includes an additional media room, den, formal dining room, eat-in kitchen, two dressing rooms, and a private terrace. The lower level is designed for entertaining with a gracious corner great room, formal dining room, windowed eat-in kitchen and adjacent media room, elegant powder room, and en suite guest room or library.
4 Available Listings for Sale from $8,050,000

Notable Sales
941-Park-Avenue-02 941 Park Avenue, #5C (Kleier Residential Inc.)
Helix Sleep mattresses are designed to accommodate all sleep positions and body types; as such, they come highly recommended by multiple doctors and consumer reviews alike. Co-founder and co-CEO Adam Tishman and his wife Julia are resting their heads in a five-bedroom home at a Schwartz & Gross-designed co-op on Park Avenue.

From the Listing:
Elegant four bedroom with library and four and a half baths. Meticulously designer renovated in 2018 with luxury finishes while maintaining the prewar details such as ten foot beamed ceilings, wood burning fireplace with original stone mantel, oak herringbone hardwood floors and elegant moldings.

A private elevator landing opens onto the grand entrance gallery. The magnificent south facing living room with wood burning fireplace and Venetian plaster walls leads to an elegant wood paneled library with custom built-ins and an exquisitely detailed powder room. Opposite the living room is a twenty-foot formal dining room with custom gold leaf ceiling, chair moldings and wainscotting. The huge open palatial chefs eat in kitchen and family room has three enormous windows, custom cabinetry, farmhouse sink by Shaws England, Sub-Zero separate full-sized refrigerator and freezer, six burner double oven Wolf gas range and two Bosch dishwashers. An ample pantry with double under the counter Sub-Zero wine coolers completes the picture.

32-West-20th-Street-01 32 West 20th Street (CityRealty)
32-West-20th-Street-02 32 West 20th Street, #11FL (Brown Harris Stevens)
Emily Mason Kahn was a descendent of Revolutionary War-era painter John Trumbull, but her vibrantly colored American Abstract Expressionist works brought her artistic acclaim in her own right. Her art studio was a loft in the Flatiron District that was once light manufacturing space. Following her death in March 2020, her estate has sold the loft.

From the Listing:
Featuring high ceilings, large windows and open spaces, this iconic Flatiron loft is a perfectly preserved artist’s studio poised for reinterpretation. A keyed elevator arrives to the loft’s private vestibule, which opens to the expansive full floor apartment. 12-foot ceilings, an array of large arched windows, diffused skylights, historic columns and hard wood floors are some of the features which grace this welcoming and airy floor-through unit. The approximately 4,000 square feet of space allows for a multitude of layouts depending on your lifestyle. Natural light streams into this cornice level apartment from 23 exposures facing north, east, south, and sky.
1 Available Listing for Sale for $6,995,000

92-Laight-Street-01 River Lofts (CityRealty)
In her heyday as a model, Karolina Kurkova bought a Tribeca apartment for $2.3 million and later embarked on a full designer renovation. She spoke highly of her time in the apartment, but listed it after having her third child and moving to Miami with her family.

From the Listing:
Enjoy spectacular sunrises and sunsets from this stunning condo loft in prime Tribeca. This elegant home features direct Hudson River views from the western facing living room, and wide open-city views from eastern facing bedrooms. Enter this home into an exquisite gallery – perfect for showcasing artwork. A large, custom-built entry closet is tastefully hidden away. The secondary bedroom features open eastern views, an abundance of custom closets, and an ensuite modern, white bathroom. The expansive and elegant primary suite features custom millwork throughout, a large walk-in closet, open eastern facing windows and a balcony. The ensuite bathroom has a dual vanity, deep soaking tub with glass enclosed stall shower. Mrs. Kurkova’s bespoke dressing room/home office is a private sanctuary and features an abundance of custom closets, a separate work area and two large east facing windows.
1 Available Listing for Sale for $11,995,000

1035-Fifth-Avenue-01 1035 Fifth Avenue (CityRealty)
1035-Fifth-Avenue-02 1035 Fifth Avenue, #7D (Corcoran)
Evangeline Morphos established some of the first television and new media courses at Columbia University, and her stage and screen production credits include The Bedford Diaries, The Drowning, American Moor, and Blue Valiant. However, her Fifth Avenue apartment was a far cry from Morningside Heights and the Theater District. Her apartment was recently sold to interior designer Gregg Gellman and his husband Joe Hershberger.

From the Listing:
7D is a contemporary jewel of an apartment set within one of Fifth Avenue’s most elegant buildings. The apartment combines the flow of space of a downtown loft with pre-war features including high ceilings, great light, and a marble fireplace. An expansive 35 × 17 foot Great Room can accommodate large gatherings or intimate dinners. A large gallery links the entertaining space and the two spacious bedrooms, one currently used as a library. The complete renovation took place recently and included new windows, air conditioning, a gourmet kitchen, and two luxurious bathrooms.
2 Available Listings for Sale from $3,250,000

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