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Christian Ponder (Wiki Commons) and 6 West 71st Street, #1AB (Compass) Christian Ponder (Wiki Commons) and 6 West 71st Street, #1AB (Compass)
Between Broadway theaters and television studios throughout the boroughs, it's not surprising that many celebrities have chosen to at least keep a New York pied-a-terre, if not make the city a permanent home base. Below, we take a look at notable sales and purchases from August 21-27, 2022.

281-West-4th-Street-01 281 West 4th Street, #TH (Douglas Elliman)
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Four years ago, when The New York Times profiled the Upper East Side home of Sterling Equities partner Farzam Kamel and his wife, Ronen Lev co-founder Jessica Wilpon Kamel, the article noted that the couple had left their beloved West Village apartment when their family outgrew it. However, their recent purchase of a single-family townhouse gives them all the space they need in their neighborhood of choice. It counts photo retoucher Pascal Dangin among its previous owners.

From the Listing:
Single family gem in spectacular condition, offering romance charm and character and a magical roof garden!

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With a portfolio that includes Beckford House & Tower, The Centrale, and 50 United Nations Plaza, it is clear that SLCE Architects has an appreciation for classic New York City architecture. Partner James Davidson has applied that philosophy to his personal life – he and his wife, Lyn M. McHugh, just bought an apartment at Greenwich Village icon 1 Fifth Avenue. The seller is listed as Francesca Canales Gordon, widow of Scotch whiskey magnate Charles Grant Gordon.

From the Listing:
Perched on the entire 25th floor in the fabled Tower of One Fifth Avenue, a renowned, Art Deco style landmark Co-op building, this loft-like apartment with its own private elevator landing has incomparable and infinite southern and northern views. Affording uncommon privacy along with stunning vistas, this extraordinary sunny apartment has two, large, separate bedroom wings, each with its own en-suite, enlarged bathroom with picture windows framing the views. There is potential space for a third bedroom and/or home office. A true entertainer’s dream, this apartment has a loft-like living room and dining room that spans over 64 feet with functional panoramic picture windows affording the most coveted views of Manhattan. It features through-the-wall air-conditioning, beautiful hardwood floors, a state-of-the-art Stainless Steel kitchen, a sound system, uniquely designed custom, built-in storage, and an entertaining bar.
7 Available Listings for Sale from $1,250,000

50-East-10th-Street-01 50 East 10th Street (CityRealty)
40-50-East-10th-Street 50 East 10th Street, #5EF (Brown Harris Stevens
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Who's filing a change-of-address:
Danielle Weisberg, co-founder and co-CEO of digital media company TheSkimm. She and her husband, real estate developer Adam Heller, have just purchased the Greenwich Village home of another power couple – the sellers were listed as finance executive Eugene Weil and his wife, Katherine Borsecnik, former President of Brand Management and Senior Vice President of America Online.

From the Listing:
Approximately 2,500 square feet, with north and south exposures, it was designed with meticulous attention to detail and superior quality. The dramatic expansive open plan living dining area with white oak accented beamed ceilings is lined with a wall of casement windows flooded with sunlight and divided by a custom white oak and leather floating etagere cabinet. The living room with custom cabinetry and millwork centers around a contemporary stone wood burning fireplace. Lindsey Adelman Branching Bubbles lighting fixtures illuminate the dining room which can easily accommodate a dining table for 10-plus people ideally suited for those who love to entertain. An open chef’s kitchen with window features custom cabinetry, stone counter tops, 48" side by side Subzero refrigerator, Wolf stove, vented Miele hood, Miele dishwasher, and a large pantry. While an open concept exists there is an option for privacy in the kitchen area. The northern wing of the home facing East 10th Street offers luxurious living space.
1 Available Listing for Sale for $1,395,000

545-West-End-Avenue-01 The Florence, #16A (Compass)
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It hasn't even been a year since he stepped down as CEO of Sabras Dipping Company, but that is not to say that entrepreneur Tomer Harpaz has embarked on a quiet retirement. Rather, he was just named as chairman of the board of directors for Remilk, a food startup reimagining the dairy industry. Amidst all this, he had time to sell his Upper West Side apartment.

From the Listing:
Residence 16A has been completely renovated, working off the fantastic bones of the pre-way layout to add contemporary touches that make it a comfortable and inviting home. From plumbing to electrical, cabinets to closets, kitchen to baths, hardwood white oak floors, no expense has been spared to make this home check all the boxes. State of the art kitchen features top brand appliances, Miele fridge with ice maker, Bosch dishwasher, a microwave, and gas range with hood that vents out, and plenty of counter and storage space, as well as a window! All three main bedrooms are sun-flooded with light and have south and corner southeast exposure with gorgeous city views.

6-West-71st-Street-01 6 West 71st Street, #1AB (Compass)
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Over the course of his professional football career, Christian Ponder has played for the Minnesota Vikings, the Oakland Raiders, and the San Francisco 49ers. Since then, he has devoted his time to The Post, a business community exclusive to athletes, as well as to his wife, ESPN personality Samantha Ponder, and their children. The couple just bought an Upper West Side apartment from Goldman Sachs trader David Jasper.

From the Listing:
Perfectly positioned in the treasured, super-prime, immensely convenient corner of the Upper West Side, this standout residence — with its easy-to-love and easy-to-live layout — is a winsome choice for all the best reasons. A grand, light-filled living room with 13-foot ceilings and a sweet balcony overlooking the private garden are perfect for grand (or intimate) entertaining. At garden level, there’s a large den/media room with a wet bar and a working fireplace. There is a full laundry room and ample storage throughout this “house within a house,” and the entire planted backyard is a dedicated, private oasis for this winsome beauty. With a grill, water and electric, and gorgeous mature plantings, this amazing outdoor space — a stone’s throw from Central Park — is truly Manhattan magic.

28-East-10th-Street-01 Devonshire House (CityRealty)
28-East-10th-Street Devonshire House, #4K (Corcoran)
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It's clear that things are going well for Amanda Seyfried. She's been nominated for Emmys for producing and acting in Hulu limited series The Dropout, she's hard at work on a new series with Tom Holland, and she sold her Greenwich Village apartment for over the asking price. The New York Post announced the sale and observed that she and husband Thomas Sadoski have not necessarily said good-bye to New York – their real estate portfolio includes an Upper West Side penthouse. The buyer made the purchase using an LLC.

From the Listing:
Be swept away by peace and luxury in this stunning 5 room prewar 2 bedroom 2 bathroom condominium at The Devonshire House in the heart of Greenwich Village. The experience begins as you enter the stunning lobby restored to perfection while being greeted by the buildings helpful tenured staff. A gilded elevator takes up to the fourth floor and as you enter the apartment this enchanting home immediately relaxes you. The dedicated entry foyer offers a large coat closet and a laundry pantry with plenty of room for storage. Central air conditioning and heating exists on multiple thermostats throughout the home. The foyer branches off to a large living room graced with a wall beautiful double sash windows with custom window treatments, beamed ceilings, a decorative fire place with a flat screen TV built in behind a mirror over the mantle and lovely book cases with a decorative facade flanking on each side. The living room is large enough to build out a library or home office if one wishes! Across from the living room is a lovely windowed dining area and Anabelle Selldorf designed open kitchen with center island, ample counter space and cabinetry, and top-of-the-line appliances.
1 Available Listing for Sale for $6,700,000

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