Central Park views at One57 skyscraper for $29,329,100
A three-bedroom three-and-a-half-bath apartment on the 65th floor of One57, the glassy-blue skyscraper where the priciest transaction for a single residence in New York City recently took place, sold for $29,329,100 and was the most expensive closed sale of the week, according to city records.
Monthly carrying costs for the sponsor unit at 157 West 57th Street, No. 65A, which shares the floor with just one other apartment, are $7,779.
The 4,483-square-foot residence is one of 94 units in the 90-story condominium designed by Atelier Christian de Portzamparc, thePritzker-winning French firm, and like many others in the building has expansive cityscape, river and park vistas.
Graham R. Spearman, a senior sales executive of the Extell Marketing Group, said the unnamed buyer was especially drawn to the views, along with the numerous amenities within the building and from the Park Hyatt New York hotel at the base.
Victoria Logvinsky of Douglas Elliman Real Estate brought the buyer, identified by the aptly named limited liability company One57 65A.
The runner-up, at $15,000,000, was a 23-foot-wide, five-story townhouse that was built in the late 1800s and fully restored with modern, energy-saving additions along with landscaped gardens in the backyard and on the roof.
The annual taxes on the 7,040-square-foot Renaissance Revival house at 9 West 82nd Street, just steps away from Central Park West, are $72,171. The home was originally listed for $17.9 million in March 2013, and lowered to $16.9 million last September, according to Don Correia and Judy Oston of Halstead Property, the listing brokers.
The identity of the buyer was shielded by the limited liability company Essex-Hawthorne W 82.
The sellers, Garrard R. Beeney, a partner of the law firm Sullivan & Cromwell, and Evan M. Mason, bought the building in 2004 and spent the next few years restoring it to the original glory intended by the architects Thom & Wilson, who designed numerous other brownstones on the Upper West Side. Ms. Mason has businesses that focus on historic preservation and improving energy performance, and some of the work at the townhouse was showcased in a YouTube video.
“It had been partially renovated when they bought it,” Ms. Oston said, adding that the buyers “knew what they were doing. They knew how to insulate a building.”
The townhouse is currently configured as six bedrooms and eight baths, with a separate studio apartment on the street level that could be rented out or used for guests or as office space. The sellers restored the abundant historic detail, including the six working fireplaces, and added an elevator, along with security and central vacuum systems, and zoned each floor with separate heating and air-conditioning. There are also four outdoor spaces, including two landscaped gardens on the ground floor, a deck off the kitchen and a roof garden.