The largest deals in New York City to date this year were completed in June, with an anonymous buyer paying a total of $ 157.5 million for two full floors in the ultra-expensive 220 Central Park South.
The buyer, whose identity has been shielded by the limited liability company Chancery Lane, bought the 60th floor for $ 82.5 million and the unit above it for $ 75 million, presumably to amalgamate. Both were resellers.
Also in the limestone skyscraper near Columbus Circle in Midtown: A sponsored apartment on the entire 67th floor was purchased for $ 59.5 million and half a floor on the 36th floor, another resale, for $ 23 million sold.
All resales in the nearly sold-out condominium complex – four have been closed so far – were bought for more than their original purchase prices, a clear indication that the apartments there (and a few others) can maintain their value even during a pandemic. (The first resale in May sold for 23 percent more.) The same cannot be said of some other high-end buildings like One57, the glassy-blue skyscraper at 157 West 57th Street on Billionaire Row, though units at significant discounts from the original Purchase price were sold.
"It's probably because of the build quality and proximity to Central Park," said reviewer Jonathan J. Miller of the resale at 220 Central Park South. "The development is more about Central Park than the 'Billionaire Row'."
Other notable closings in June took place in the city center. In Greenwich Village, Bruce Davis, a personal injury attorney and TV pitchman for 1-800-AWYERS, sold his townhouse. And Steve Ells, the founder of Chipotle Mexican Grill, sold his penthouse to the Swiss chef Daniel Humm. In SoHo, hotelier André Balazs finally found a buyer for his apartment.
On the Upper West Side, actress and singer Patina Miller and her husband David Mars, a venture capitalist, bought a brownstone. Actress Cynthia Nixon and her wife Christine Marinoni, a prominent activist, bought a townhouse in Kips Bay.
And in another $ 50 million transaction that month, real estate investor David Levinson and his wife Simone Levinson sold their townhouse near Central Park on the Upper East Side.
At 220 Central Park South, Each of the three full-floor apartments sold in June comprises 5,935 square meters and, according to the latest offer plan, has four bedrooms, five bathrooms, two guest toilets and two 48 square meters large balconies. The most expensive of these units, # 60, also had a 545-square-foot studio on the 18th floor.
The half-floor apartment is 2,455 square feet and has two bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms.
The 60th and 61st floor sellers, who both used limited liability companies, benefited significantly, property records show, with the lower floor at $ 50.9 million in April 2020 and the other upper floor at $ 51 in March 2020 , Closed $ 4 million. The anonymous seller of the unit on the 36th floor also posted a profit after paying $ 21.9 million for the apartment in October 2019.
The Central Park South condo is the most expensive residential building in town and arguably the most profitable in the world. According to the latest financial report from developer Vornado Realty Trust, sales exceeded $ 2.86 billion in April 2021, and 91 percent of units were sold. These include the most expensive single-family home in the country: hedge fund manager Kenneth C. Griffin bought four full floors in early 2019 for almost $ 240 million.
On the Upper East Side, the Levinsons sold their townhouse on 11 East 69th St., near Fifth Avenue in Lenox Hill, for $ 53.5 million. They bought the building in 2004 for $ 9.5 million from the nonprofit American Friends of the Hebrew University.
The six-story, extensively renovated limestone building was built in the 1920s and once served as a residential building. It has around 16,352 square meters of interior space.
The new owner has acquired Acuspi No. 1 Ltd. used.
Mr. Davis's estate sold his brick townhouse on 25 West 10th Street, near Fifth Avenue, for $ 19 million. The five-story, 25-foot-wide Greek Revival building has classic front stairs and plenty of outdoor space. There is a roof terrace, a 25 x 28 foot back garden, and patios in the drawing room and fourth floor.
The interior measures 7,457 square meters and includes eight bedrooms and an office that could be converted into another bedroom; seven full bathrooms; two guest toilets; and seven chimneys.
The buyer took advantage of the limited liability company La Maison Des Fruits.
Mr Davis, who died in 2018, bought the house for $ 1.9 million in 1996. It was first listed for $ 25 million in March 2020.
Around the corner, at 40 Fifth Avenue and 11th Street, the penthouse sold by Mr. Ells for $ 14.5 million was the month's most expensive cooperative deal. Mr. Ells, who founded Chipotle in 1993 and served as CEO through 2017, paid $ 11 million for the unit in late 2009.
The penthouse, one of three in the limestone and brick apartment building, has four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and a wood-burning fireplace.
The new owner, Mr. Humm, the head chef, is now a few blocks from his restaurant, Eleven Madison Park on Madison Square Park, which recently reopened with an all-vegan menu.
Mr Balazs's. sold apartment is located on the 10th floor of the New Museum Building at 158 Mercer Street between Houston and Prince Streets. (An alternate address is 583 Broadway.) The closing price was nearly $ 10.4 million.
Mr. Balazs has developed numerous hotels including the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles and the Mercer Hotel in New York. He bought the SoHo home in 2003 for nearly $ 5.8 million. The property has been on the market since 2006 and is no longer available; Last year, it was listed for up to $ 12 million.
The 4,200 square foot unit contains four bedrooms, one of which is used as an office and one as a gym; two and a half bathrooms; a large room with a fireplace; and a laundry room. The master bedroom suite has a huge dressing room and separate walk-in closet.
The buyers were David Barry, President of Ironstate Development, and his wife, Kyra Barry, who served as the team leader for the US national women's wrestling team.
Mrs. Miller and Mr. Mars bought a brownstone on West 75th Street for $ 10.5 million. The seller, identified as Amy Diane Connor, made the transaction through a trust fund; she had listed the house for just under $ 12 million.
The Renaissance Revival House, 22 feet wide and five stories high, covers around 9,800 square meters and has a full basement. There's also plenty of outdoor space with patios on the roof and next to the family room on the fourth floor, as well as a back patio on the ground floor.
The home has seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms.
Ms. Miller won a Tony Award for Best Actress in the Broadway musical "Pippin" and also appeared as Commander Paylor in the "Hunger Games" films. Mr. Mars is a partner in the venture capital firm White Owl Capital Partners and the founder of Windstream Energy, which specializes in wind power.
Mrs. Nixon and Mrs. Marinoni paid $ 4.4 million, full purchase price, for a townhouse on East 32nd Street, between Third and Second Avenues.
The four-story building with a total of 3,984 square meters of interior space is currently divided into three apartments. The owner's apartment on the first two floors has two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms on the living room level and on the lower garden level there is a bathroom, a kitchen, a dining room and a large living room with fireplace that leads to a 49-by opens -19 foot back yard.
Each of the other two apartments has two bedrooms and a bathroom.
Ms. Nixon, best known for her role as lawyer Miranda Hobbes on the television series "Sex and the City," had hoped to move into the New York governor's mansion in Albany. Three years ago she lost the Democratic primary to incumbent Andrew M. Cuomo. Ms. Marinoni is an activist for L.G.B.T.Q. Rights and quality education.
And in the monthly accounts, actress and singer Linda Lavin and her husband Steve Bakunas, also an actor and musician, received $ 1.09 million for their one bedroom, one and a half bath cooperative at 200 Central Park South. The couple paid $ 949,000 for the unit in 2008.
Ms. Lavin, a Tony Award winner, is best known for her role on the television sitcom Alice.
The buyers were Howard and Irina Smulewitz.
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