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For the third quarter of 2021, the average sale price of Manhattan* apartments fell 12% when compared to the third quarter of 2020. The average sale price for all residential units, excluding townhouses, was $1.95 million, down from $2.21 million in Q3 2020. The average sale price of a condo was $2.75 million and the average price of a co-op was $1.3 million.

Year-over-year, the count of Manhattan apartment deals was up a remarkable 215%, from a meager 1,482 deals during the darker days of the pandemic to 4,671 deals this past quarter. There were 2,061 condo sales, 2,485 co-op sales, and 125 condop sales aggregating to $9.1 billion, up a significant 177% year over year.

In the third quarter of 2021, 25 out of the 30 biggest apartment sales in Manhattan came from condo buildings —18 of the 30 in high-rises facing Central Park. The mightiest sale was a two-unit purchase at 220 Central Park South totaling $66 million. The larger spread is an 11th-floor duplex in the 18-story "Villa" of the two-wing project. With an initial asking price of $52 million, the 4,820-square-foot home comes with three beds, four baths, and a sizeable 1,685-square-foot terrace overlooking Central Park. The unit was sold alongside a 19th-floor studio suite located in the "Tower" portion of the project.
The second biggest sale was a Gold Coast penthouse co-op at 2 East 88th Street which reportedly sold to an unidentified New Yorker with many children. According to The Wall Street Journal, the 12-room triplex attracted multiple bidders, including several billionaires. The asking price for the 7,000-square-foot spread was $40 million and it closed in August for $60 million.
The third biggest transaction came in the newly-opened Central Park Tower where a full-floor residence sold for $50 million in mid-September. Unit #53 boasts the largest private terrace in the Extell-developed project that bills itself as the tallest residential building in the world. The four-bed, five-bath spread sprawls nearly 8,000 square feet and its 2,082-square-foot terrace is conceived to have a swimming pool. The sponsor had an initial asking price of $95 million.

There were $5.67 billion in condo sales in Manhattan in the third quarter of 2021, up 3% since the second quarter and up 145% year-over-year. The average condo price per square foot in the approximately 90-day period was $1,753, up 2% since the second quarter but down 6% from the same quarterly period in 2020. Relatively low sales volume caused by restrictions on showings during the height of the pandemic resulted in aberrant market averages in Q3 2020.
The condo building that accrued the most sales by total dollar amount was the newly-opened Central Park Tower which saw $333 million worth of deals across 19 deals. Long-time chartbuster 220 Central Park South and Beckford Tower rounded out the top three. The building that had the greatest number of sales in the quarter was Toll Brothers' 77 Charlton Street which saw 66 deals amounting to $136 million.
Beckfrd House facade Photo of Beckford House (Credit Noe & Associates: The Boundary)
301-East-80th-Street-01 Beckford Tower penthouse via Noe & Associates: The Boundary
In addition to the Billionaire's Row towers bordering Central Park, one development that conveyed buyers' tastes was Beckford House and Tower, which sold over $478 million in apartments so far this year. With its pre-war-influenced details, graciously proportioned residences, and high-end finishes and amenities, it's easy to see why buyers would be attracted to the pair of Upper East Side towers. According to a press release from the developer, Beckford House is now sold out, and only three marquee penthouses, all with grand floor plans and impressive outdoor space, remain on the market at Beckford Tower.

Central Park Tower
Billionaires Row

220 Central Park South All images of 220 Central Park Tower via Vornado Realty Trust
Billionaires Row viewss

301-East-80th-Street-01 All images of Beckford Tower via Douglas Elliman
Yorkville condos
Upper East Side condos

515-West-18th-Street-01 Lantern House via Corcoran
High Line condos
West Chelsea condos Garden via Colin Miller

130-William-Street-01 All images of 130 William via Corcoran
Financial District condos
Downtown luxury condos

77-Charlton-Street-01 All images of 77 Charlton Street via Toll Brothers City Living
Soho condos
Hudson Square condos

157-West-57th-Street-01 All images of One57 via Extell
Billionaires Row condos
Midtown condos

30-Riverside-Boulevard-01 Two Waterline Square via Corcoran
Waterline Square condos
Upper West Side condos Great Room via Evan Joseph

Hudson Yards condos
Midtown West condos

40-Bleecker-Street-01 All images of 40 Bleecker Street via Douglas Elliman
Noho condos
Downtown condos

110-Charlton-Street-01 Greenwich West via CityRealty
Hudson Square condos
Soho condos

252-South-Street-01 One Manhattan Square via Evan Joseph
Downtown condos Interiors via Extell
Lower East Side condos

Tribeca condos
NYC supertalls

543-West-122nd-Street-01 All images of Vandewater via Halstead
Morningside Heights condos
Upper West Side condos

15-West-61st-Street-01 All images of The Park Loggia via Corcoran
Lincoln Center condos
Upper West Side condos

277-Fifth-Avenue-01 All images of 277 Fifth Avenue via Corcoran
NoMad condos
Fifth Avenue condos

301-East-81st-Street-01 Beckford House via Joshua McHugh
Upper East Side condos
Yorkville condos

25-Park-Row-01 All images of 25 Park Row via Corcoran
Financial District condos
Downtown condos

111-Murray-Street-01 All images of 111 Murray Street via Douglas Elliman
Tribeca condos
Downtown condos

520-Park-Avenue-01 All images of 520 Park Avenue via Robert A.M. Stern Architects / Zeckendorf Marketing LLC
Upper East Side condos
Park Avenue condos

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