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1261 Madison Avenue, #5N (The Corcoran Group); Roger Angell (Flickr - WNYC New York Public Radio) 1261 Madison Avenue, #5N (The Corcoran Group); Roger Angell (Flickr - WNYC New York Public Radio)
By virtue of the Labor Day holiday that abbreviated the business week, the first full week of September 2023 saw fewer sales recorded by default. However, a number of real estate transactions involving public figures in business and the arts took place during this time. Below, we take a look at the listings involved, some of which have found new buyers for the first time in decades.

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Harperley Hall, 41 Central Park West
Harperley Hall, 41 Central Park West Central Park West
620 Broadway
620 Broadway NoHo
8 Harrison Street
8 Harrison Street Tribeca
1261 Madison Avenue
1261 Madison Avenue Carnegie Hill
150 Charles Street
150 Charles Street West Village

Gregg Willensky — Sold for $5,650,000

150-Charles-Street-01 150 Charles Street, #7CN (Compass)
Living room with Hudson River views
Two-bedroom condo floor plan
The same week a triplex maisonette at 150 Charles Street had the top sale, another unit in the building recorded a high-priced sale. Public records identify the buyer as Adobe scientist/visual artist Gregg Willensky and indicate that he made a profit on it, having bought it for $4,500,000 at the beginning of 2020. The buyer is listed as portfolio manager George Hickmet.
1 Available Listing for Sale for $6,350,000

Carl Philips and Wendy King Philips — Bought for $5,400,000

41-Central-Park-West-01 Harperley Hall, #10B (Brown Harris Stevens)
Living room with fireplace and Central Park views
Formal dining room with Central Park views
Private balcony overlooking Central Park and Billionaires' Row
Carl Philips and Wendy King Philips have combined his business acumen and her eye for style into furniture and decor brand Interlude Home, which has been featured in Vogue, Gotham, AD Pro, and Veranda, to name but a few. Public records indicate that they have a new apartment to decorate, one in an exclusive cooperative overlooking Central Park.

From the Listing:
Your new home is a stunning renovated palatial two-bedroom, two-bath on one of the most prestigious avenues in the world! You’ll love calling this unique one-of-a-kind home. It’s guaranteed to take your breath away. With oversized doors and decorative moldings. You’ll love this work of art home where no detail has been overlooked offering both endless room and remarkable views.

Pass through the threshold onto meticulously maintained oak strip hardwood floors and you’ll love standing in your generous entry foyer with fully outfitted double closet. Continue on into your commodious twenty four foot long living room and be drawn into the warmth of the room by the #1 view in NYC… Central Park! Curl up on your couch with your favorite book and enjoy the warmth of your limestone wood-burning fireplace. You and your friends will appreciate your large windows where you’ll love watching the seasons change in Central Park. The double exposure from your grand room allows light to pour in all day. The original detailed crown moldings accentuate the height of your ten-foot ceilings. French doors leading out onto your Juliet balcony overlooking what is considered to be the best view in the city!
1 Available Listing for Sale for $17,900,000

Marc Balet — Sold for $4,200,000

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620-Broadway-01 620 Broadway (CityRealty)
Living room with arched windows and exposed brick wall 620 Broadway, #PH6F (Daniel Wang of Brown Harris Stevens)
Mezzanine overlooking living room
Private terrace with Soho views
Around the time designer/advertising executive Marc Balet became the art director of Andy Warhol's Interview, he bought a three-floor loft a short distance from the magazine's downtown headquarters. When he listed the apartment for $5,995,000 in October 2021, 6sqft noted that he put his personal stamp on the home with the help of Fran Liebowitz and decorated it with a number of personal mementos.

From the Listing:
Welcome to this exquisite triplex penthouse, a stunning authentic live/work space located in a landmarked cast-iron building situated on the border of SoHo and NoHo. With its 17-foot ceilings, this loft is perfect for those seeking a quintessential downtown living experience. Enjoy the endless possibilities that come with approximately 3,300 square feet of interior space and approximately 1,500 square feet spanning three private outdoor terraces, which offer remarkable opportunities for entertaining, lounging and living.

Barbara Bloom — Sold for $2,800,000

8-Harrison-Street-01 8 Harrison Street (CityRealty)
Living/dining room 8 Harrison Street, #4 (The Corcoran Group)
Dining area and open kitchen
Bedroom with oversized windows
In the late 1990s, installation artist Barbara Bloom sustained a serious injury tending to a window garden in her Tribeca loft. Her recovery would inspire an exhibit called "Broken"; more recently, she has sold the loft where she returned following the accident. Public records identify the buyers as private equity executive Anthony Farais-Eisner and his wife, Samantha Throsby.

From the Listing:
8 Harrison Street, #4FL – a condominium located in this prized Tribeca location, is a small authentic artist walk-up building, boasting streaming south sunlight through 4 oversized windows – past the Staple Street bridge to Jay Street with views and light continuing through to Duane Park. This view is understandably a favorite of many notable photographers.

Interiors are 22 feet wide with 10-foot ceilings, accentuating the lovely and well planned Floorplan. The front of the loft lends itself to be a double-size living room – opening to a generous dining room – now home to a large table surrounded with 8 chairs and across from a large working kitchen. Continue through and you arrive at two generous bedrooms, each with two large north windows, affording quite nice light and views. Two full baths complete this picture.

Roger Angell — Sold for $2,500,000

1261-Madison-Avenue-01 1261 Madison Avenue, #5N (The Corcoran Group
Living room with oversized windows
Formal gallery
Primary bedroom
Decades before boutique condominiums The Benson and The Bellemont took the Upper East Side by storm, 1261 Madison Avenue was one of the first apartment buildings to take shape in Carnegie Hill. It attracted the likes of sportswriter turned New Yorker senior editor Roger Angell, who spent his 50+ years in the apartment hosting literary gatherings. His estate listed the apartment in December 2022 following his death at age 101; less than a year later, public records indicate that it has sold.

From the Listing:
Offered for the first time in 50 years, 1261 Madison, Apartment 5N, is a grand, half-floor 8 into 7 room property located in a Landmarked Beaux Arts boutique cooperative in desirable Carnegie Hill. The longtime home of famed New Yorker editor and hall-of-fame baseball writer, Roger Angell, this tremendously stylish apartment was the scene of endless gatherings of New York’s literary and cultural set for half a century and features many original 1901 details such as wide hallways, high beamed ceilings, generous moldings, transomed-windowed doors, two decorative fireplaces, preserved oak hardwood floors and wainscoting.

The 31-foot double living room faces west over Madison Avenue, offering plenty of light throughout the day through two enormous windows, including one with a distinctive arch. The adjacent library/bedroom can be seamlessly combined to create a huge loft-like room, running the entire length of the apartment. With lovely northeastern views of The Brick Church steeple and verdant townhouse gardens, the corner primary bedroom or dining room has super-sized crown moldings, oak wainscoting and a decorative fireplace with an oversized closet. An ensuite primary bathroom has been installed in this line with board approval.

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