Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick say goodbye to their longtime West Village home for good.
The prominent couple and real estate enthusiasts, in the process of building a double-width mansion in the same neighborhood, started the year on record of the closure of their townhouse at 57 Charles Street. They sold it without publicly listing it for $ 15 million which was one of the most expensive transactions in New York City in January.
The most expensive deal last month was another private sale on Charles Street. Billionaire Barry S. Sternlicht sold his condo at 150 Charles for $ 41 million. The runner-up for $ 36.8 million: an apartment on the 12th floor at 70 Vestry Street in TriBeCa.
However, rowhouses remained the property of choice for many high-end buyers looking for more personal space in the city, especially during the pandemic. Several more houses closed during the month. Among them were two neighboring buildings on West Fourth Street in the West Village, one of which belonged to real estate developer Ara K. Hovnanian and his wife, Rachel Lee Hovnanian, an artist.
In other notable sales, Michael Kidneyberg, who runs a real estate investment trust, and his wife Elin Kidneyberg found a discount in Greenwich Village and closed a sprawling penthouse for less than half its original asking price. They bought just a month after they sold the Village townhouse, which they bought from Ms. Parker and Mr. Broderick in 2015.
Nelson A. Rockefeller, the former Vice President and Governor of New York, has also sold the long-standing house on the Upper East Side. And Clive Davis, the impresario for the music industry, bought a TriBeCa apartment.
Mrs. Parker and Mr. Broderick They paid just under $ 3 million for their townhouse on Charles Street in 2000. Over the next few years they were completely renovated to accommodate their growing family.
It was acquired by an anonymous buyer for $ 15 million through the limited liability company 57 Charles Street.
The red brick building with a classic front staircase is four stories high and has 4,182 square meters of interior space. It was built around the turn of the century between West Fourth Street and Bleecker Street, not far from the Perry Street townhouse where Carrie Bradshaw, Ms. Parker's character in the television series "Sex and the City", resided.
Ms. Parker and Mr. Broderick, a Broadway actor, have long been in the New York real estate market. They also owned a townhouse on 20 East 10th Street in Greenwich Village, which they sold to the Kidneybergs in 2015 for $ 18.25 million. A year later they paid $ 34.5 million with a trust for two adjacent brick buildings on West 11th Street in the West Village – # 273 and 275 – which they now combine.
Mr. Sternlicht's apartment, A penthouse duplex at 150 Charles Street would have created a glamorous backdrop for a show like “Sex and the City” with impressive views of the Hudson River, the Statue of Liberty and the cityscape.
The nearly 5,700 square meter apartment is on the ninth and tenth floors of the 15-story brick and glass apartment. It has five bedrooms, five bathrooms and a half bath, plus a large room with high ceilings and a library. There are also two landscaped terraces with a total area of more than 2,700 square meters.
The $ 41 million sale included a separate studio on the second floor. The identity of the buyer has been protected by the limited liability company 9C.
Mr. Sternlicht, who heads Starwood Capital Group, which invests in hotels and other commercial real estate, bought both units in 2016 for $ 34.4 million using his initials limited liability company, BSS Charles St. The most recent sale gives him more than $ 6 million in profit.
The apartment at 70 Vestry Street The other top sale of nearly $ 37 million offers scenic views of the Hudson and the cityscape from a 1,892 square foot deck and almost every room inside.
The unit, 12 North, is 4,646 square feet and has four bedrooms and five and a half baths, plus a library that could be converted to another bedroom. A 30-meter living room anchored by a fireplace adjoins a formal dining room, and an eat-in kitchen with window and custom oak paneling connects to a family room.
The primary bedroom suite has two walk-in closets and a spalike bathroom.
The apartment was bought through a revocable trust and sold by limited liability company NYBB Vestry.
The Hovnanians They received $ 15.9 million for their fully renovated Italian-style townhouse at 292 West Fourth Street, a tree-lined block between the bank and 11th Streets in the historic Greenwich Village neighborhood. They bought the house for $ 7 million in 2012.
Built in 1860, the red-brick building is five stories high and 20 feet wide and has four bedrooms, four and a half baths, and six wood-burning fireplaces. The master bedroom suite is on the third floor and has a large bathroom and an even larger dressing room. The spacious basement has a fitness room and laundry room.
The home also has plenty of outdoor space, including a landscaped back garden, a terrace next to the library, and two large rooftop decks flanking a glass solarium.
Mr. Hovnanian knows a thing or two about building. He is the executive director of Hovnanian Enterprises, a residential construction company founded by his father and uncles based in Matawan, New Jersey. In the property records, the buyer is listed as AR Ventures Real Estate II LLC.
Adjacent House No. 294 was sold to Douglas and Barbara Herrington for $ 7.5 million. Although they were built around the same time and of similar size, the listing photos suggest that they are the same T.L.C. that his neighbor probably needed at once.
The kidney mountains paid $ 14 million for a triplex on a boutique condominium on 66 East 11th Street. The apartment has been on the market since 2014 and was listed for up to $ 30.5 million. Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West was reportedly among the potential buyers who visited the device.
The penthouse extends over 7,693 square feet and has four bedrooms, four bathrooms and three guest toilets, as well as two living areas. The master bedroom has a huge walk-in closet and a separate office.
A 2,300 square foot landscaped deck on the unit has a solarium and areas for dining and relaxing. A spiral staircase and an elevator connect all rooms.
Mr. Kidneyberg is the executive director of New Residential Investment Corporation, a REIT focused on mortgage assets.
The Rockefeller apartmentThe building, which crosses the 15th floor of 812 Fifth Avenue near 62nd Street, sold for $ 9.95 million, less than $ 11.5 million. The buyer was Ralph Nakash, founder of Jordache Enterprises, a private conglomerate best known for its designer jeans.
The co-op unit, which has been on the market for 43 days, covers an area of around 300 square meters and was sold as a “white box”. The interior can be reworked and reconfigured. There is also a 290-square-foot deck overlooking Central Park.
The house had been in the Rockefeller family since 1963; it last belonged to Nelson A. Rockefeller Jr., one of Mr. Rockefeller's sons.
Mr. Rockefeller Sr. repurchased the apartment while serving as governor. He and his first wife, Mary, had occupied three floors at the top of neighboring 810 Fifth Avenue. And after their divorce, she kept the top two floors and he stayed in the basement and eventually expanded his apartment into building # 812. (Cooperative unit # 810 has long been sold.)
Mr. Davis paid Almost $ 4.6 million for a sponsored apartment at 108 Leonard Street, the ornate white marble structure formerly known as the Clock Tower Building.
Located on Broadway and taking up an entire city block, the 16-story building was built in 1898 and once served as the headquarters of the New York Life Insurance Company. The City of New York acquired the building in the late 1920s and used it to house courts and government agencies.
Developers Elad Group and Peebles Corporation bought the building in 2013 and converted it into a condominium.
Mr. Davis' new residence – one of 167 units in the building – is 2,448 square feet and has three bedrooms, three and a half baths, and high ceilings.
Mr. Davis, who has a long career in the music industry, has won five Grammy Awards and is a non-performer on the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
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