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Amy Schumer Trades Upper West Side Penthouse for $13 Million; Bay Harbor Islands’ La Mare Launches

By: Omi Ford

Amy Schumer Sells Upper West Side Penthouse for $13 Million

Amy Schumer’s Upper West Side penthouse at 190 Riverside Drive has sold for $13 million, reports the Wall Street Journal. The 4,500-square-foot spread boasts five bedrooms, five-and-a-half bathrooms, a chef’s kitchen with breakfast bar, and an additional 3,000 square feet of outdoor space.

The buyer is Oscar-winning composer and lyricist Benj Pasek, who has earned acclaim for productions such as Dear Evan Hansen and La La Land. Schumer leaves the penthouse, which she once described as her “dream apartment,” for the Brooklyn Heights townhouse featured in the 1987 film Moonstruck starring Cher and Nicolas Cage.

Bay Harbor Islands’ La Mare Residences Launches Sales from $1.375 Million

Regency Development Group has launched sales for La Mare at Bay Harbor Islands, a pair of eight-story buildings in the quaint Miami namesake enclave. This will be the Chicago-based firm’s first venture in South Florida. The residences’ architectural design, led by Kobi Karp, prioritizes sustainability; everything from the construction materials to the placement of the development on the island has been planned to optimize energy usage.

The residences are split into two categories: The Regency Collection and The Signature Collection. The Regency Collection will accommodate 33 residences, ranging in size from 1,600 to over 4,000 square feet, with pricing from $1.375 million to $8 million. The Signature Collection, nine exclusive residences, will range from 2,100 to 4,200 square feet, with the top four floors accommodating one residence each. Signature residences range in price from $2.875 million to $6.3 million.

Developers Plan New Condominium Developments Blocks Apart in Downtown Miami 

New York developer Naftali Group has approved plans for a 65-story condominium tower at 1016 and 1044 Northeast Second Avenue in Downtown Miami. Known for its luxury condominiums in New York, the firm is making its first forays in South Florida with this approximately 786-unit development designed by Arquitectonica and a rental tower in Fort Lauderdale.

Nearby, the Dermot Company has proposed a 46-story tower in conjunction with Miami’s Eden Multifamily. Designed by Kobi Karp, the plans for Eden Ten18 currently call for 430 units, 7,510 square feet of retail space, and 455 parking spots. They also include 25,000 square feet of amenity space, including a pool, fitness center, and coworking spaces. Construction is expected to start next year at 1018 North Miami Avenue.

Washington, D.C., Condominium Sells for Record-Setting $12.8 Million

A 5,800-square-foot residence featuring its own gym, a 2,500-square-foot balcony, and three parking spaces has been sold in Washington, D.C, The Real Deal reports. The condominium, located in Amaris, sold for a record-breaking $12.8 million, beating the previous city record from 2022 by $1.8 million.

Designed by Rafael Vinoly, Amaris features a bevy of amenities that include a saltwater lap pool, a conference room, a car elevator with valet service, and a fitness and wellness center. About 70% of units at Amaris have sold, with some two-bedroom, two-bedroom with den, and three-bedroom residences still available for $1.43 million to $8.4 million.

Salone del Mobile.Milano Returns for 61st Edition 

Salone del Mobile.Milano, the world’s largest furniture fair, returned for its 61st edition, drawing its biggest international crowd to date. Over 2,000 brands participated, with the majority from Italy and 34% of them representing 37 other countries.

Curator Beppe Finessi’s Euroluce: The City of Lights exhibitions were well-received by the public due to their radical reimagining, which put sustainability and user-friendliness at the forefront. The entire fair was, in fact, designed and organized with sustainability in mind, resulting in the Salone becoming the first sectoral exhibition to receive ISO 20121 certification.

This mindfulness of impact on current and future generations was also reflected in the return of SaloneSatellite, the exhibition dedicated to designers under 35. This year’s SaloneSatellite focused on design schools and universities, with the participation of 28 schools from 18 countries.